Weʼve raised £935 to Supply cameras for kids in Africa. These will not only become part of the kids education but will help raise awareness, sponsorship & funds
- Peterborough, United Kingdom
- Funded on Thursday, 15th February 2018
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Thank you to our wonderful supporters who have helped us to raise £675 so far. We are now able to start purchasing the kit to gift to the charity.
We are now looking to raise another £1000 to buy even more equipment that will help save and change more children's lives...
CAMERAS 4 KIDS APPEAL
For the last 2 years my wife, Linda, and I have been travelling to Africa with a team from our Church (Kingsgate Community Church, Peterborough) to work with a children's Charity in Swaziland.
Swaziland is sadly the AIDS capital of the world and because of this terrible disease many thousands of children have been left orphaned, many with nobody to care for them.
The good news is that a charity set up a safe haven to help these vulnerable children. The town of Bulembu is now a place where children who had no hope of a future, now have a safe home, 24/7 care, school education, food, clothing and HOPE of a bright future.
For the past 2 years we have been helping them to produce promotional photos and videos that will engage current sponsors and encourage new ones to give and support this wonderful work.
What we can achieve in 2 weeks while we are there is obviously very small.
This year we would like to give the charity some cameras and teach them how to use them so that they will be able to produce their own photos and videos.
This equipment will not only help to produce further funding to care for the children but will be used to teach the older children how to take photos and videos for themselves. Giving them an opportunity that they could have only dreamed of!
Will you please help us to fund the equipment for the children?
We are looking to provide them with a minimum of 2 digital SLR cameras, memory cards, batteries, tripods, microphones and editing software.
TO DO THIS WE NEED £1500
Should we receive more than this we have a full shopping list of equipment including an additional higher spec camera, laptop computer and other items.
TO DO THIS WE NEED £4500
Please email us if you would like to see the full shopping list of items we would like to purchase.
Please contact us if you would like to give a significant amount of money or purchase a particular item as we can arrange a PR package for you with photos of the children receiving and using the item you have donated along with your company logo and a letter of thanks from the charity.
We are travelling to Swaziland mid November so need to raise the funds as soon as possible to source the kit before we go.
100% of the money we receive will go towards the equipment for the children of Bulembu.
For more info about the Bulembu Charity and the work they do please go to www.bulembu.org
Thank you in advance for your help and generosity
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Nov 28, 2017
I hope the trip went well Martin
Nov 26, 2017
Outstanding work! Keep it up !
Nov 8, 2017
A great cause Martin I hope all goes well
Nov 2, 2017
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Oct 26, 2017
Great idea, hope it all goes well, love from Tim, Dorian and Briony.
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Peterborough, United Kingdom
My wife and I are Professional Photographers. This year we are planning to return to Swaziland in Africa to help raise awareness of the Bulembu children's project.There are many thousands of orphans due to the AIDS problem in Swaziland - these kids need help or they will die!