Fighting malaria with music at The Living Room | 25th April

Editor April 3, 2013 0
Fighting malaria with music at The Living Room | 25th April

The Living Room will be doing its bit to fight Malaria on Thursday 25th April with a live music showcase at its harbourside venue.

The event will coincide with World Malaria Day and every £7.00 raised will be used to buy life-saving mosquito nets via the United Nations Foundation’s global Nothing But Nets campaign.

The grassroots initiative raises funds to distribute long-lasting, insecticide-treated bed nets to families across sub-Saharan Africa, and educate communities on how to use them. Nothing But Nets is working to help end malaria in this generation.

Inspired by the creative covers heard on Radio 1′s Live Lounge, The Living Room’s musicians will put their own twist on some of the finest hits of the 21st Century. Expect to hear modern classics from The Killers, Amy Winehouse, Mumford & Sons, Adele, Plan B & Paolo Nutini.  After the live music, Resident DJs will take you into the early hours performing a set of past, present & future classics.

This live music event is free to attend but there will be a discretionary £1 donation per table.

To raise additional funds, the bar and restaurant has created a bespoke ‘Mosquito Mojito’.  This fundraising cocktail will be available throughout April and £1 per purchase will be donated to the campaign.

Daniel Hems, General Manager at The Living Room commented: “Every 60 seconds, a child dies of malaria. It is one of the leading killers of children in the world, but is so easy to prevent.

“A mosquito net simply costs the same as a round, but is one of the single most important ways to stop the spread of malaria. This night is our way of supporting the UN Foundation’s Nothing But Nets campaign, and we hope it’s going to be really well supported in Bristol.

“By coming to the event on 25th April, or buying one of our Mosquito Mojitos at any time during the month, our customers will be able to make a big difference and have fun at the same time. We really hope the initiative is a great success that sends nets and saves lives.”

“We’re thrilled The Living Room is helping spread the buzz about stopping malaria this World Malaria Day,” said Chris Helfrich, Director of the Nothing But Nets campaign. “Anyone can join the fight against malaria. No child should die from a disease that’s easy to prevent.”

To find out more about the UN Foundation’s Nothing But Nets campaign please visit NothingButNets.net.

The Mosquito Mojito

Ingredients

  • 50ml Bacardi Superior White Rum
  • Handful of picked mint
  • 2 tea spoons of brown sugar
  • 6 Lime wedges
  • 50ml Cranberry Juice

Method

  • Place the lime wedges, mint and brown sugar into the glass
  • Muddle together
  • Fill half the glass with crushed ice
  • Add the White Rum
  • Churn with a bar spoon
  • Add more crushed ice to the top of the glass
  • Top with cranberry juice
  • Garnish with a mint sprig and lime wedge

Location

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