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Irish Rockers Connect with International Child Sponsorship Coalition

Kildare's Jekyl lends its rock/metal sound to help end extreme child poverty

Kitchener, Ont, Canada, September 06, 2007 --( Jekyl, the edgy rock/metal band from Kildare, Ireland recently joined forces with Worldview, an international child poverty coalition to shout out a unified message “the insanity of extreme child poverty will no longer be tolerated.”

Jekyl is one of sixteen bands and singer/songwriters from ten countries who have contributed music videos and also recorded their thoughts on child poverty for the new website Jekyl's video is the ultra high energy “My Time Has Come.”

Site creator Stephen Jarnick says “Jekyl's a fantastic addition to Worldview. Although we connect with the world's major child sponsorship organizations, we select artists that may not traditionally be associated with these charities. If we're going to be serious about involving as many people as possible with child sponsorship, it's important not to focus too much on conservative musical styles. The great thing about Worldview is that we're as comfortable with punk bands as we are with gospel artists. Anyone with a heart for the poor can sponsor a child.”

Jekyl is comprised of Paul Harkin: vocals, Tom Keenan: guitar, Cliff Dean: guitar, Dave Bolger: bass, and Shane Pearson: drums.

For more information about Jekyl and their upcoming EP, go to or

Worldview is an international volunteer movement based in Canada that teaches how child sponsorship works and encourages support of the world's four major child sponsorship organizations – Christian Children's Fund, Compassion, Plan and World Vision. It is not a charity and it doesn't accept donations.

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Stephen Jarnick
(519) 745-6263

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