The Shaggy Make A Difference Foundation (SMADF) continues their altruistic work with the sixth staging of the unifying charity concert, Shaggy & Friends, scheduled for Saturday, January 6, 2018, on the prestigious lawns of Jamaica House, St. Andrew. Co-Produced by Rebecca Packer-Burrell, executive director of SMADF, Shaggy & Friends is the main vehicle through which the organization keeps its pledge to meaningfully partner with and assist the Bustamante Hospital for Children. Proceeds from this show will go towards increasing the beds in the Intensive Care Unit of the hospital, the sole paediatric facility in the island and the only full-service children's hospital in the English-speaking Caribbean. 

Shaggy and Friends Benefit Concert had its inaugural staging on January 3, 2009 after which the Shaggy Make A Difference Foundation was born. The organization has since donated more than US$1.5million in equipment and services thanks to the proceeds from the Shaggy & Friends concerts.

For more about how Shaggy took on the cause of Bustamante Hospital, visit

For more about the Shaggy Make A Difference Foundation, visit  

For more about the Shaggy and Friends Show, visit Shaggy & Friends on Facebook and follow @ShaggynFriends on Twitter and shaggyandfriends on Instagram. 

Stay tuned and keep following the #TeamShaggy4Kids hashtag on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram for more information on this worthy cause.

For Gleaner articles about Shaggy and Friends, visit