This week we launched our annual and biggest event of the year; the African Adventures Foundation fundraising dinner! TICKETS ARE NOW ON SALE for the event which will take place in the luxury Mike Channon Suite at St. Mary’s Stadium in Southampton on Saturday 23rd April 2016.
Bring your friends, dress up, relive your volunteering memories, and help us fundraise for our partner projects in Africa!
What is it all about?
In 2015, our inaugural fundraising dinner raised an amazing £10,000 for our partner projects. Here are a few examples of what this money helped to fund:
- A new birthing bed at Tegbi Clinic in Ghana
Every little improvement helps to provide a more comfortable birthing environment at Tegbi Clinic. We will continue to make this clinic better and safer for the Tegbi community.
- A new toilet block, complete with a septic tank at Love For All in Kenya
Vast health and sanitation improvements have been made to Love For All School with the provision of these new toilet facilities. This is the first project in the local community to have a toilet system of this kind.
- A paved playground at The Walk Centre, Kenya
The new paved playground at The Walk Centre has worked wonders at this project. It not only looks smart but brings improved safety to the school site. The dust can now be cleared off daily so the children are not carrying it around on their clothes and breathing it in. The children absolutely love the paved area too!
This year, we would like to raise £13,500 from the event. Education is the prime area of focus for us at African Adventures and the Foundation. With a growing number of children not going to school in the areas that we work in, due to lack of classrooms and teachers to accommodate them, we need to expand our partner projects to provide these children with an education.
We have three project focuses; The Walk Centre Primary School in Kenya, Dedzidi Community School in Ghana and Kijito Upele School in Zanzibar. If we can reach our grand total from the fundraising dinner, we can build a new classroom for each one of these projects.
African Adventures Foundation and Chichester College are teaming up to raise £70,000 to build The Walk Centre Primary School. The Walk Centre in Nakuru was set up by Alex and Patricia Maina in 2007 and there are currently around 400 children who attend. However, the site only provides schooling for children aged 3-7. After children graduate from the Centre at Standard One (6/7 years old), the Centre funds the children’s attendance at the local government primary at considerable cost. The new primary school will not only reduce costs, but will be able to offer the children of Hilton slum a much better education than they are currently receiving. The funds raised from the fundraising dinner will help contribute to the building of one of the classrooms for the new primary school.
100% of all funds raised through Virgin Money Giving for the African Adventures Foundation will go directly to supporting our partner projects in Africa.
There will be a lot going on in the next three months in preparation for the big fundraising dinner so keep an eye out, like us on Facebook and share the event with friends and family. If you share the event by 31st January you will be entered into the draw to win TWO FREE TICKETS!
The fundraising dinner will be lots of fun with a great ‘African’ atmosphere, a posh dinner, lots of live music and dancing and a raffle and auction to win many fantastic prizes!
So, what are you waiting for? Book your tickets here.
We look forward to seeing you there!