SEVERAL citizens have pledged support to soca artiste Farmer Nappy (Darryl Henry), who will be launching a foundation shortly, to assist the differently-abled.
Farmer Nappy said he had a life-changing experience on Wednesday when he performed at the annual PowerGen’s Special Children’s Fun Day at Syne Village in Penal.
So overcome by emotion as a result of the response of the child to him, that Farmer Nappy clung to them and wept.
He will be donating the first $10,000 to the foundation, and has called for support from companies and other artistes.
Farmer Nappy, who placed second in this year’s Road March, said he did not know his music was so well loved and appreciated.
Farmer Nappy also placed third in this year’s Groovy Soca Monarch competition, with his hit song “Big People Party”.
He said: “People are tweeting and showing interest already. They respect what I am doing and ready to get on board.”
He said the foundation was still in its planning stages and any support was welcomed.
Farmer Nappy, who is from Siparia, said: “I don’t have $1 million or $3 million to start this foundation but if sponsors come in, we could start off a foundation for them (the differently-abled). If I have to put the last cent that I have, I will, but to make it greater, we need support.”
He said: “I don’t want people to think I doing this for fame. This is not about fame. When I go away, I could go shopping for them, do things for them, take them to the movies and go to schools and sit down with them.”