Spencer swaps his microphone for electric guitar in the name of charity

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702 ABC Sydney radio presenter and University of Sydney graduate Adam Spencer is swapping his microphone for an electric guitar in a bid to raise over $50,000 for a refugee camp on the Ethiopian/Somali border, called Dollo Ado.

Spencer, who visited the 170,000 person refugee camp (the second largest in the world) for the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) in early October, has since organised two Sydney concerts where he will make his rock n roll electric guitar playing stage debut as guest guitarist for The Original Faux Pas, Sydney’s superstars of Zimmer Frame Rock.

The highly successful coach at the Sydney Uni Women’s Soccer Football Club and the long-serving former member of the University Senate will appear in live shows at the Cat and Fiddle Hotel in Balmain on Saturday December 1 and the University of Sydney’s Manning Bar on Friday December 7.

“Thankfully the height of the famine and accompanying extreme crisis has passed but the challenge is now to move from emergency tent shelter  into transition shelters (bamboo and mud that will last for the next 5 years or longer),” said a passionate Spencer.

“I need as many people as possible to buy tickets online so that we can raise over $50,000 to build these houses.”

Spencer has had a long running association with both the University of Sydney and Sydney Uni Sport & Fitness (SUSF), where he is the extremely popular MC of many SUSF functions over the last 20 years and the ‘Blue & Gold’ Club’s “favourite son”, who conducts highly amusing interviews and moderates wonderfully entertaining panel discussions. He is an active supporter of  Sydney Uni teams in most of the 47 sports affiliated with SUSF and the provider of many a free plug for sport at Sydney Uni on his high rating ABC breakfast radio program.

Please get behind Adam Spencer’s great charity work with the UNHCR and Dollo Ado, by purchasing your tickets here.

If you can’t make the gigs but would like to help anyway, donations are gladly accepted at Australians for UNHCR at www.unrefugees.org.au.