Young music talents from high schools in Coventry, the UK, performed at a charity concert on March 25 to raise funds for several projects being implemented in Vietnam by the UK NGO Medical and Scientific Aid for Vietnam, Laos and Cambodia (MSAVLC).

According to MSAVLC Managing Director Peter Lacy, the concert aimed to raise the awareness of people living in Coventry about activities in support for poor people, Agent Orange and war victims in Vietnam .

This was a chance for Coventry's young generation, the future masters of the city, to understand more about the difficult lives in many places throughout the world, he said.

To raise more money for its activities in Vietnam, the UK non-governmental organisation also arranged a kiosk showcasing Vietnam’s handicrafts such as embroidered handkerchiefs, table-covers and lacquer paintings, he added.

Minister Counsellor of the Vietnamese Embassy in the UK and North Ireland Tao Thanh Huong thanked MSAVLC for its support for Vietnamese people during their anti-US war in the past as well as the current national development.

Since 1975, MSAVLC have assisted several medical, scientific and educational projects in Vietnam, including the building of the Vietnam-UK Friendship Hospital in Ky Anh district in the central province of Ha Tinh./.