Secret Garden Snippet - Andre Ward Lending A Hand At Christmas

AndreWard_bw.jpgReaders of Denis Poole�s Secret Garden, will know it�s the place to go for a British perspective on all that�s good, and not so good, in the world of smooth jazz and classic soul. In order to bring you more of the news more of the time this latest Secret Garden Snippet brings another current sound bite from the adult contemporary scene. This time we have news from New York, NY that smooth jazz man Andre Ward, who was The Secret Garden featured artist in August this year, will take part in the �closing day� that has been an annual charity tradition in Boston, MA since 1956.

Globe Santa is local newspaper The Boston Globe's annual appeal for needy children in Greater Boston. The Globe Santa Fund collects donations from readers and advertisers to purchase holiday gifts for underprivileged children. The Globe pays administrative costs, and provides space in the newspaper during the holiday season, for stories to be written about family needs and to publish the names of people who donate. In recent years Globe Santa has received more than $1 million dollars in annual contributions. The program helps brighten the holiday season for more than 27,000 families and 57,000 children in 130 communities.

Andre will appear at the Globe Santa Sleigh at Faneuil Hall at noon on December 23. �I look forward to being a Globe Santa Helper, so to speak, and meeting and greeting those who are giving to the children as well as meeting some of the children themselves,� says Andre whose current album, Steppin' Up, rose to #6 on Billboard's Contemporary Jazz Charts. �Boston is my home and whatever I can do to help our community, I will do.�

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