Fundraising Efforts for The Wulugu Project
Over the twenty years that Wulugu has been in operation we have tried fundraising in many different ways. Some have proved more successful than others.
Initially, Hethersett Hall School for Girls organised sending the first parcels of books to Wulugu Secondary School. The committee followed by shipping four containerfuls of books, computers, sewing machines etc. to Wulugu in the 1990’s. The logistics of getting the goods to where they were needed in Northern Ghana (see map of area supported) were a nightmare and we decided as a committee that this was not the best way to help in this remote area. Subsequent collections of money, which is forwarded to our Ghanaian Representative in situ, Karimu Nachina, when he specifies what is required, has been the most economic and safe method of supporting schools and girls education in particular.
(Only 2% of funds raised is spent on administration.)
Events have ranged from:
- Book Sales (Sponsored by Bertrams, a Norwich book wholesaler)
- Bring and Buy/Coffee mornings
- Concerts Upper Octave and Band Recitals.
- Auction of Promises/Wine Tastings
- Charity days Mannington Hall,
- Open Day at The Bishop of Norwich’s Garden
- Fundraiser in a Marque to celebrate our 20th Anniversary.
- Donations from sale of Poetry books written by D. Yarham.
- Art Exhibitions
- Sponsored pilgrimage to Santiago di Compostella
- Little Melton Quiz
Events in the pipeline:
- Book and C.D. Sales(various venues)
- Any other ideas or offers of venue for a fundraiser would be gratefully received.