We wanted to send out a massive thank you to all those who supported us with the charity barn dance that took place earlier in October! For those who don’t know, our MD Mandy Risso was recently appointed a trustee of the charity For-Ethiopia and is a long-standing member of the Avon Business Club. In a bid to raise money for For-Ethiopia, we opened the doors and hosted our very own barn dance with a live band Jiggerty Band.
Originally we held this event in hopes to drill a well for a village in Ethiopia but after the charity spoke to the villagers themselves, they had asked if we could use the money on 2 spring caps which will give clean water to 400-500 people. One of the best things about working with For-Ethiopia is that we get to help fund exactly what the locals need.
Our Barn Dance
With a goal in mind to raise £7500 on the night, we are beyond thrilled to announce that we smashed that target and raised an amazing £11,000! There are too many people we’d love to thank including everyone to came, danced, donated and of course those that do such an amazing job at the charity every day.
As well selling tickets to the event and inviting people to sponsor a dance, we also held an auction, a silent auction and a raffle to raise extra funds with prizes that were very generously donated to the cause.
For-Ethiopia is a Bristol-based charity that works with villages in Ethiopia with an aim to relieve poverty and sickness, to preserve and protect their health and to advance education among the people of Ethiopia who are in need. In order to achieve these goals, the projects aim to carry out any work in the most sustainable way possible.
In the past 14 years, the charity has capped 4 springs and 11 wells have been constructed to provide safe and clean water for over 5,000 people.
To ensure the use of clean water is maximised, a total of 8 toilet blocks have also been constructed and regular training days on the importance of water, sanitation and hygiene also run within the communities.
As well as water and sanitation, the charity also works closely on products in health and education. They have helped make 27 rural health posts as well as supported 4 delivery suits upgrading, 7 solar fridges and a motorcycle ambulance. You can read more on these projects using the links above.
If you’re interested in learning more about this phenomenal charity, you can take a look around their website or sign up to their newsletter for up to date information on projects, events and work carried out.
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This post was written by Binks