On Friday members of nine steel bands will benefit from a hamper distribution in the Tunapuna area.
The event takes place at the Republic Bank Exodus Pan Theatre, Eastern Main Road, Tunapuna, from 10:00am.
Pan Trinbago says Tunapuna Member of Parliament and Deputy Speaker, Edmond Forde, has responded to its call in providing
assistance to member bands most affected by the COVID 19 pandemic.
The recipients of this support are: birdsong, Tunapuna Hill Tones, Tunapuna All Stars, Tunapuna TIPICA, Tunapuna Old Boys Association, Fascinators Pan Symphony, Flamingoes Steel Orchestra, Revelation Institute for Performing Education and Republic Bank Exodus.
Pan Trinbago says similar approaches have been made to other Members of Parliament to assist their community-based steelbands,
many of whom depend on public gatherings for their survival.
It says since the onset of the pandemic, Pan Trinbago has distributed over four hundred hampers to its members.