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KickStart Ghana dinner 2017

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KickStart Ghana is delighted to be hosting its annual Fundraising Dinner at Unwined in Tooting, a delightfully quirky wine bar, in Tooting Market. Zoe Adjonyoh from Zoe’s Ghana Kitchen will be providing the food, so you will be able to sample a delicious selection of typical Ghanaian dishes.

When: 22nd March at 7pm
Where: Unwined in Tooting, Tooting Market

Tickets are just £25.00 per person and, of course, include the buffet style meal. Additionally, we will be giving £5.00 worth of raffle tickets to everyone attending.

TICKETS ARE NOW SOLD OUT.

The menu includes the following favourites all of which, apart from the Jollof chicken, are vegetarian:

Nkatsekwan
Jollof spiced chicken
Jollof rice
Kelewele
Red Red
Shito as a side condiment

You will have the opportunity to purchase just the right wine, beer or soft drink to complement your meal from the excellent selection available at Unwined – their staff will be happy to help you choose!

During the evening there will be an update on the achievements of KickStart Ghana over the last year, an auction of promises and a raffle, plus a few surprises along the way!

Get feasting and get funding for KickStart Ghana!

About the venue:

Unwined is a wine shop, bar & kitchen in Tooting Market, created by pop-up wine company A Grape Night In. Here you can expect to find a welcoming space, filled with quirky wines, monthly changing themes and guest chefs taking over the kitchen.

About Zoe’s Ghana Kitchen:

Zoe’s Ghana Kitchen is a dining event and catering service which merges its Ghanaian roots with a contemporary dining experience. Home spun, home cooked food. Always fun, always relaxed and always tasty… Zoe has her first cook book coming out imminently and has recently appeared on Channel 4 with Jamie Oliver.

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Exclusive chance to eat the BT Dining Club

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KickStart Ghana have been given six tickets, on a table of ten, by BTGiving to dine at the exclusive BT Dining Club, and you can get your hands on a pair!

This dinner, in the revolving restaurant on the 34th floor of London’s BT Tower, is one of the most sought after experiences in the UK. The tower is among the tallest buildings in London with incredible panoramic views, and isn’t usually open to the public, so it really is a unique opportunity.

What better gift, celebration, or just a winter treat to yourself?

Taking place on Monday 14th November, the dinner includes a drinks reception at 6:30pm followed by a three course dinner and carriages at 10pm.

We would like to raise as much money for these tickets as possible so we’re holding a secret auction for each pair of tickets. As the tickets have been donated, all the money you bid will go straight to KickStart Ghana’s work.

If you would like to attend please email info@kickstartghana.org with your bid for the tickets by 1st November. We suggest a minimum bid of £200 per ticket and the tickets will be awarded to the highest bidders on 2nd November.

Fundraise at a festival as a Charity Concierge

19263961834_8a0817022d_zHow do you fancy adding something amazing to your summer by coming along to Latitude or V Festival for free and volunteering with Child.org as a Charity Concierge? You will be doing one of the coolest roles on site; pitching tents, driving buggies, delivering breakfasts to tents and drinks to the festival goers in the main arena. You’ll get plenty of time off to enjoy the festival, meet some great people and be a part of raising an incredible amount of money for Child.org and KickStart Ghana. For more information check out the Charity Concierge website.

By signing up through this link KickStart Ghana will receive a £50 recruitment fee from Child.org. So by volunteering you get to help two fantastic charities!

Assisting Coco to go on to further education

We are delighted to announce that KickStart Ghana is assisting Eric Coco Mawuenyegah, a KickStart Ghana board member, with his school fees to attend Ho Polytechnic. Coco has been volunteering for KickStart Ghana for five years now, most recently as Volunteer Coordinator, helping to recruit and manage Ghanaian volunteers. Coco had the following to say.

IMG-20151216-WA0003“Look at me, you see a professional right?!? Hahah. Well not yet, this is me after my lectures.

When I was least expecting to be back studying, though still dreaming of the possibility, KickStart Ghana chose this moment to make this dream come true.

I feel very privileged and lucky to be part of KickStart Ghana’s plans of raising the education standards in the Volta Region of Ghana.

I’m pursuing my HND in ICT at Ho Polytechnic, which will soon become Ho Polytechnic University. This is possible because KickStart Ghana decided to give me a scholarship. I can boldly say that with KickStart Ghana I have not just changed a chapter of my life but I have changed the whole book! I am writing a new life story.”

Thank you to all of KickStart Ghana’s supporters for working with us to help people like Coco achieve his potential.

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Fundraise for KickStart Ghana whilst spending online

KickStart Ghana has signed up to Easy Fundraising, a website that donates a percentage of sales from purchases made online to charities. This best part about this is that it costs our supporter absolutely nothing.

All you have to do is complete the easy online form, install the reminder tool bar, and every time you go to a website that participates then you will get a reminder. It really is that easy and perfect with lots of Christmas shopping coming up!

Don’t hesitate to sign up and thank you in advance from everyone at KickStart Ghana.

http://www.easyfundraising.org.uk/causes/kickstartghana/?u=30CCBX

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KickStart Ghana fundraising auction

At the KickStart Ghana fundraising dinner with Zoe’s Ghana Kitchen and Unwined in Tooting on October 22nd we will be holding an auction with some fantastic prizes up for grabs. These include:

  • Two tickets to see England v Pakistan Test Match at the Oval (winner can choose which day).
  • A homemade and decorated Christmas Cake.
  • Two tickets to see Fuse ODG, with guests including Sarkodie at the Hammersmith Apollo on November 26th.
  • A money-can’t-buy behind the scenes tour of the BT Sport studio
  • Two exclusive tickets to see The Tootsie Rollers at The Troubadour and meet the girls on the night.

We will also give you the chance to win a meal for two at Unwined in Tooting, up to the value of £50. Generously donated by Unwined in Tooting.

If you cannot attend the event but would still like to bid please email info@kickstartghana.org with your maximum bid amount and we will include this in the auction.

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KickStart Ghana annual dinner

1385646_267330213391819_1695057468_nKickStart Ghana is having a fundraising night hosted by Unwined in Tooting with food provided by Zoe’s Ghana Kitchen. There will be delicious Ghanaian food, copious amounts of specially selected wine, a fundraising auction and a few more surprises. Plus you’ll get to hear about all the fantastic work the charity has been up to over the past year.

When: 22nd October, from 7pm.
Where: Unwined in Tooting within Tooting Market (two minutes walk from Tooting Broadway).
Ticket booking website: http://bit.ly/DMNKICKSTARTGHANA

Tickets are £30 for a fixed menu of Zoe’s favourite dishes.
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Roman Christoforou – A Ghana summary

Roman volunteered with KickStart Ghana at our summer school and coaching with Dynamo FC during the summer of 2014. Here are his thoughts on his trip, the joys of fundraising and international volunteering. The following is taken from his blog.

So I’m back to where I started: by myself in a double bed with the covers annoyingly tucked under it so that you feel trapped and claustrophobic and frustrated, in a luxurious free hotel in Cairo, courtesy of Egyptair. The start of our trip was just under two months ago, but the start of the whole journey was way before then.

The first time I heard of the IP Project in Ghana was in December, where I saw an email advertising for project leaders to go to Ghana for the summer. I considered it for about two seconds, made a mental note to follow up on it and then carried on scrolling. The next time I heard about it, my flatmate and good friend Alex was telling me that he’d got this leader thing in Ghana. I congratulated him, as even at that time I could feel he would be a good candidate, and threw the thing from my mind.

A couple of months later, maybe in early February, Alex knocked on my door and asked why I didn’t join the team anyway. Good question. By that time applications were closed but apparently the project needed another person with coaching qualifications, so Alex turned (probably as last resort) to me.
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David Thorp legwax

On 29th July KickStart Ghana chair, David Thorp, had his legs waxed to help raise funds for the charity.

At present almost £500 has been raised, a fantastic amount. You can still donate on his fundraising page.

We’re especially thankful to the TLC Therapy Lounge in Earlsfield for offering to do the procedure at no charge. They were particularly understanding of David’s cries and whimpers as well.

 

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KickStart Ghana fundraising dinner raises over £3,000

On 11th July KickStart Ghana had a hugely successful fundraising dinner hosted by Zoe’s Ghana Kitchen. The night involved 44 KickStart Ghana supporters enjoying a wonderful three course dinner of Ghanaian food, eaten by hand with banana leaves for plates. KickStart Ghana chair David Thorp shared some of the successes of the charity over the past year and showed two videos highlighting our work.
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