buildOn is very fortunate to have supporters all over the world, including the UK. One of those supporters, Caroline Rolfe, is running a campaign on our fundraising site, We buildOn, to construct a school in Achemwali, Malawi. She recently organized a buildOn Bash to raise awareness of buildOn and money for her school building trip. Read Caroline’s report from the fête!
Update: The buildOn bash in Britain raised over $20,000!
Taking place on Friday, June 17th in the beautiful club house of Buckinghamshire Golf Club, the buildOn Bash was a large success. Rain was the order of the evening but did not manage to dampen our guests high spirits in the least! We started with a champagne reception, and I then made a welcoming speech and thanked our guests for their support. I also thanked my friends Charlotte, Monica and Emma for agreeing to come on this life-enriching African adventure with me!
A hog roast dinner was then served, followed by a quaint old fashioned candy bar, which many guests commented reminded them of their childhood. Guests frenetically bid on silent auction items throughout dinner. The guests then assembled for our loud auction. Charlotte spoke in depth about buildOn as a charity and its huge accomplishments thus far. Monica then talked about the importance of education–which was a very personal speech as she is a teacher. The loud auction was, appropriately, very loud and fast, as well as great fun, with guests out-bidding each other at every turn. We then had a fabulous live band and DJ to continue the fun into the early hours.
- Caroline Rolfe