John Wilkie as "The King"
A well-known Letterkenny charity campaigner has channeled the spirit of Elvis for a new CD he has released to help the Ray of Sunshine Foundation.
John Wilkie has reinvented himself as “The King” to record a new three track CD for this worthy cause that help provide schools for children in Kenya rescued from sex trafficking.
The new release is called “The King and I” and features three tracks, I just can’t help believing, Bridge Over Troubled Waters and America Trilogy, all in the style of Elvis Presley.
John has been entertaining his social media friends in recent months when began impersonating Elvis and singing a range of his classic hits.
A keen performer and community activist, John says he then decided to record a few track to help the work of the Ray of Sunshine Foundation.
“I just thought I could do a few tracks and see if I could raise a few euros for the Ray of Sunshine Foundation to help their work in Kenya. I record the CD at Pine Hill Studios and it is now on sale through Veritas in Letterkenny, Martin Anderson’s Sonder Café, or directly through myself,” he stated.
Highland Radio presenter, Shaun Doherty, hosted John on his show for the launch of the “The King and I” and praised him for this “unselfish act”.
The Ray of Sunshine Foundation has been bringing volunteers from all over Ireland to the poorest of the poor in underdeveloped countries having special regard for the plight of children particularly in their educational needs.
They undertake building projects such as schools to empower children through education and give them a chance at a brighter and better future to improve their quality of life and give them a chance to get out of the poverty trap.
They previously built a school for young girls trafficked and now they have plans to build a school for boys that have been rescued from the same fate.
The next Ray of Sunshine mission is due to take place in in January and February of 2018 when the charity will be travelling to Mombasa.
They are now calling on skilled tradespeople who can give 11 days out of their lives to travel with them and assist in the build.
For more information visit www.rayofsunshine.ie