Carrie Brassley reports on our successful Pub Quiz in Bristol this week.
On Monday 20th May, African Initiatives hosted a quiz night fundraiser at the White Bear. We wanted to raise funds and awareness for the work we do, and hosting local events such as these is a great opportunity to meet local people who share our goals and interests. One of our aims for the night was to rally support for the local Maasai land rights issues that our partners are dealing with in Northern Tanzania. We combined the quiz night with a letter writing campaign, and attendees signed letters to their local MPs asking how the UK government is going to help the Maasai communities maintain rights to their ancestral lands.
We managed to raise over £200 at the event, doubling the money we raised from the quiz through the generosity of local organisations donating raffle prizes. We would like to thank all the companies that donated gifts for the raffle: Watershed Cinema, Pie Minister, Co-operative Food, Lush Cosmetics, Bristol Blue Glass in Bedminster, Glass Designs and Gallery in Bedminster, Bristol Beer Factory, Super Mashriq on Ashley Road, Ashley News on Stokes Croft, Galliford Stores in Montpelier and Butcombe Brewery. Website collaboration: This website was created by Michael, a volunteer normally found creating Locksmiths Bristol websites. Charity websites and free support for charities, funded by the following projects: Birmingham Locksmiths, Leeds Locksmiths Website and Nottingham Locksmiths website
Volunteers, Stacey Wood and Anna Kovács were an amazing help all evening and it wouldn’t have been possible to put on the event without their assistance. Stacey has been volunteering with African Initiatives for a while and Anna has just joined as the Community and Events Intern. Together, we hope to put on many more events like this to raise the profile of African Initiatives in the local community. I would like to say a massive thank you to everyone who came and supported us, it was a great evening!
For more info on the land rights issue please read our latest E News here