AfriCat UK Fundraising Dinner
A wonderful evening was had by all who attended the AfriCat fundraising dinner at Queen Anne School, and the event has raised over £12,000 for AfriCat’s work with lions and the communities that live with them. Guests heard from AfriCat UK’s Chairman David Farquarson about the Onguta school development and the great news that the key buildings are now up, with the pupils and teachers starting to enjoy their new environment. Money raised from the dinner is going towards helping with the costs of the school as well as supporting the community lion guards who work with their fellow farmers to keep both livestock and lions alive.
Everyone enjoyed the chance to chat with Dame Katherine Grainger, Andrew Triggs-Hodge and Alex Gregory sharing memories of the London Olympic Games, discovering their rowing highlights and finding out about their new careers. Alex described his rowing ‘adventure’ in the arctic and his subsequent motivation for writing his book ‘Dadventures’. Andrew with his environmental degree, explained about the massive engineering project he is working with putting in a special new sewer which will make a major difference to all living things who spend time, for whatever reason, in or by the Thames in London. Katherine talked about her new challenge as Chair of UK Sport and her desire to bring to others the joy she got from taking part in sport. Her descriptions of the London Olympics and her experience of the race brought back to those listening that feel good factor generated by the games.
AfriCat UK is very grateful to all those who kindly donated the varied auction prizes and for those who bid, came to the dinner and gave generously helping AfriCat to raise the much needed funds for AfriCat North in Namibia. Tammy AfriCat’s Director said Superb! Thank you all so much - appreciate everyone’s efforts and enthusiasm.