AkzoNobel Ball Helps Smash Fundraising Target

On 8 September the Building A Future For Africa project team were joined by almost 200 guests at a charity ball and auction. The glittering black tie affair supported by the company, its suppliers, employees and family and friends of the volunteers, helped smash the Group's original target of £25,000.  The overall fund for the project now stands at approximately £40,000!

The Group is now in discussions with AidCamps and SHUMAS our partner in Cameroon to identify what the village's priorities are for the additional funds which will more than cover the cost of the original two classrooms promised by the BAFFA team.

Marianne Johnson, one of AidCamps' Trustees attended the event and spoke on behalf of the charity to highlight just how important this project was to the people of Bamunka village who have seen the original school, designed for only 120 pupils, close its doors to new students as its numbers have swollen to 432.

Though lacking in many basic amenities the vilage has focused on education as their number one priority and the additional funds raised by the BAFFA team will now ensure that this priority, along with so many others, can be met when the project takes place in January next year.

AidCamps would like to congratulate everyone involved in creating, delivering and supporting this event and say a huge 'thank you' on behalf of both SHUMAS and the people of Bamunka for this tremendous support.


Simon Burke, the driving force behind the project inside AkzoNobel kicks off the event

Marianne Johnson stresses just how vital the project is to the community

Some of the BAFFA team present on the night with Carole Spedding from Barclays


Paul Edworthy
What a fantastic night and no better way to raise loads of cash for the people in Bamunka whilst having fun. A BIG well done to the organising team for putting on a brilliant event.
It was an amazing night. The whole team worked hard to get everything together and make this night a success. The whole thing far exceeded our expectations and I am so happy that we are able to now do so much more for the village of Bamunka.

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