THIS CIRCUIT SUPPORTS THE WORK OF THE KARIBUNI CHILDREN
The Karibuni Trust started in 1995 with Corinne Murphy, who as a teenager had spent some time in Kenya, opening a bank account with £2.56. She had been inspired to do something about the children she had seen living in the slums and on the streets of Kenya. Since then Karibuni has given practical hope to hundreds of needy children, supporting projects based in some of the most deprived areas in Kenya. We support projects which are run in Kenya by Kenyans, providing food, medical care, clothing, education and when necessary a home, all in a loving environment.
We have the opportunity to have a Karibuni stall at 2 Methodist Synod meetings, but they are on the same day. Corinne and William are happy to do one but I need some help with the other. Unfortunately neither John or Joy are available.
It is on Saturday 16th September just north of Dunstable and we would need to leave Aylesbury around 8.30 and will be back around 5pm. I am happy to drive or be a passenger. We will need to take a good amount of stock with us but tables are provided and it is usually a very good way of raising money and profile.
Please can you let me know if you can help.
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#KARIBUNI FUN DAY
Since the Karibuni Family Fun Day on 17th June we have had two meetings, one of our Events committee and the other of our Trustee Board.
The outcome was a decision that we should not organise a Family Fun Day next year. Whether we might run one the following year will be a decision for the future.
This was not an easy decision to take. We have benefitted from the tremendous enthusiasm and talents of our team of volunteers. We believe the organisation was good and that we put on some attractive entertainment. Indeed, we had some good feedback from those attending. Our big challenge is the numbers attending and, although various suggestions were considered, covering both content and venue, we were not able to persuade ourselves that we stand a chance of materially improving numbers present. Indeed, numbers this year were down on 2016. Against that backdrop we felt that a return of £700 + was scant reward considering the huge effort put into the event by many people, both beforehand and on the day.
In deciding to pause for breath next year, we want to use our energy in other ways. One thought is to piggy back onto other events which provide opportunity for us to raise funds and/or gain much needed publicity for our charity. One immediate such opportunity which we have decided to try is the Parklife Weekend, put on by Aylesbury Council:
as so well performed at the Family Fun Day by Jane Muir and her team. If you would like to help on the day, please contact Joy Murphy (firstname.lastname@example.org; 07841 536892).
Thank you so much for your support. Be in no doubt, we shall be in touch with other ideas!
With my best wishes and thanks for what you do for Karibuni Children,