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Current and formal national players including, Kenroy Martin, Javid Harry, Sunil Ambris and Romel Currency will play a cricket game T20 style from 1 p.m. Sunday and then a charity football match will be played from 4 p.m. at the Cane End Playing Field tomorrow, Sunday, Dec. 29, to collect aid for persons affected by the flooding and landslides on Christmas Eve.

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Eight persons are dead and five are still missing after a trough system brought heavy rains that triggered landslides and flooding across the country.

In an email to the media on Saturday, organisers of the event said that while Vincentians normally tend to wish each other a ‘Merry Christmas’ on Christmas Day, “this year there was definitely no ‘Merry’ in it” because of the extreme weather event.

“So, in light of all this darkness and sadness expressed throughout the island, Country Meets Town J’ouvert band alongside The Out Ah Trouble Family seek to assist the victims of the freak storm that affected us by hosting a Charity Soccer game and Block-O this Sunday at the Cane End playing field with ALL proceeds to be donated to those in need of assistance,” James said.

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Admission to the event is free but monetary donations and non-perishable food items will be collected at the gate.

Music will be provided by The Most Wanted X-clusive Sounds, Dj Q, and Dj Taurus and DJ Parpe.

“So we’re calling on everyone to show some support to our brothers and sisters who need our help at this time come out in your numbers on Sunday and support a worthy cause we never know when we ourselves might need a helping hand,” the email said.