Following its success last year, Wanchai Live will become an annual charity event held at The Wanch and Carnegies. The event raised more than $25,000 in 1996 which went to the Warehouse project. More than 30 bands took part and a good time was had by all. For anyone not at last year's concert, the idea was to create a weekend of fun and music and at the same time benefit local charities. Why not send your mum and dad along to this year's event on April 19 and 20 (noon until midnight). Both days will feature continuous live music. Once all the money is tallied, 50 per cent of profits will be donated to The Kely Support Group, a local organisation dedicated to helping young people with drug, alcohol and social problems. As this is a charity event, the bands give their time free of charge but they are provided with free drinks and souvenir T-shirts as an incentive. Any bands or musicians interested in performing should contact the duty manager at Carnegies on 2866 6289 as soon as possible. A lot of interest has already been shown in the event. Bands which have confirmed to play include Ninth State, The Bastards, Stunned Mullet and Sisters of Sharon. The programme of performers over the two days will be available in about a week and will be displayed in both Carnegies and The Wanch. Entrance to both venues is free of charge. The Kely Support Group is a non-government, grass-roots Hong Kong charity. It was set up as a self-help group for young people by young people with drug and alcohol problems. It is a bilingual service that provides support on a wide range of issues, ranging from emotional and behavioural problems to substance abuse. Kely's approach is to encourage young people to help themselves by providing peer support through positive contact with other young people. The group achieves this in a number of different ways: a telephone hotline service operating from 9 am to midnight seven days a week; weekly support group meetings in which young people share their experiences and feelings; professional counselling; outreach teams which operate at street level and regularly visit places where young people 'hang out'. One-off presentations are also conducted at Hong Kong schools. In order to maintain our diverse range of core activities while expanding our services, Kely welcomes volunteers to man the hotline, take part in outreach activities, and generally join in with various projects throughout the year. Office hours are 9 am to 6 pm five days a week. This article was contributed by Kely Support Group.