The big day arrived!
Big 10 had a great turn-out. Not only were we able to catch up with the many people linked to the charity who we had not seen in a while, the evening was also a great opportunity to raise awareness of the work we do and reflect on the 10 years that have passed since the start of After School Club.
The Women’s Cooking Project excelled themselves on what was their biggest function to date. The ladies planned and prepared a delicious three-course meal for some 140 guests. The menu took the guests on a culinary journey, starting in North Africa through to the Middle East via the Horn of Africa. The well-documented feedback was overwhelmingly positive. May their success continue.
The foundation’s latest video made its debut at Big 10. Looking at a cross-section of the organisation, it centres around the question ‘What does Klevis Kola Foundation mean to you?’, eliciting a range of responses that are equal parts thought-provoking, sincere and humorous.
The Auction of Promises raised in excess of £1500. Among the prizes were a week in a Tuscan villa, a day’s yachting in Suffolk and a highly-sought after Vita-mix food processor.
The evening wouldn’t have been complete without inspiring speeches from Klevis Kola Chair Dr. Chris Hands and two young ladies with long-standing involvement with the organisation.
A huge thank you goes out to Empty Boat, a lively local band with a Latino sound, who played for us.
We made a £1573.59 profit from the evening, and the figure will rise with the addition of standing orders. Our projects can only continue to thrive with sustained funding. If you would like to set up a standing order with Klevis Kola Foundation, click here to be taken to our Donations page.
See also our photo album / Facebook album for more memories of the night.
Last but not least, many thanks to all those who contributed to Big 10 in one way or another. It was a great evening that will be remembered for many years to come.