Urafiki supporters organise a number of regular events throughout the year. Highlights are the Exeter Cricket Club quiz running since 2000; autumn Chinese/Indian meal running since 2007; summer bike ride running since 2006.New events are springing up spontaneously such as Magui’s Spanish meal; Chris’ sale of copper wire and scrap metal; Annie’s clothes swop; Elaine’s coffee morning; Rob’s pop up restaurant; Globe disco night …. to name but a few.An impressive number of people put on their running gear and do 10km runs or half and full marathons in Exeter, London, Den Hague, Paris, Rome.
Charity Checkout and BT MyDonate are both great vehicles to collect sponsorship.
So why don’t you get in contact with us if you would like to organise something. We would love to hear from you.
17th Cricket Club Quiz
Chris Shrimpton is interested in your unwanted non ferrous items, brass, aluminum, copper and copper wire (ring main type – not domestic appliance type), immersion tanks, lead, but not iron/steel/tin! Also any lead acid car/golf trolley and van batteries or end of life vehicles such as cars or vans for scrap.Please email firstname.lastname@example.org if you can donate any of these items.
All money raised goes towards the purchase of solar lights. Thanks to Chris, hundreds of our students now have safe, free lighting. A massive improvement from unhealthy, smelly, dangerous and expensive kerosene.
Chris Wightman was our MC and a restaurant full of Urafiki supporters had great fun along with excellent Denley’s curries.
It was delightful to see a good contingent of Newtown players who walked off with the star prize – a unique candle powered, rotating musical table centre piece.
The Denleys evening is a brilliant example of how we can link communities. Our enjoyable Topsham meal raised over £1300 and will enable a dozen of Yala’s old people to regain their sight
9th annual autumn meal November 2015
The parents and children of Foremarke School in Dubai are wonderful. The Yala community will soon receive 450kgs of shoes, clothes, stationery and lots besides.
Thanks to everyone who donated items, helped to pack and contributed towards the shipping costs. A real community effort. The shipment will arrive in time for Christmas. How exciting.
Foremarke School October 2015
Magui Rosen hosted a fantastic three course Mexican meal at her house for 21 lucky neighbours and friends in Exeter on 4th September 2015. Magui’s good friend Claudia cooked the meal was which thoroughly enjoyed by all- an amazing £876 was raised. Good food, good fun, good friends. The money will be used to buy mattresses for 70 children who are sleeping on mud floors.
Magui’s Mexican meal September 2015
The 10th annual URAFIKI bike ride took place on 6th June 2015. The group did a 45 mile ride around the lanes and coastline of Exeter and raised over £500. Thanks to Chris Gill, sponsors and riders. The money will be used to buy material to make school uniforms for children on the Orphans and Vulnerable Children’s Scheme.
Bide Ride June 2015
Nikki’s Paris Marathon April 2015
Exeter’s iconic Edwardian cricket pavilion is no more. Our 16th annual quiz held there raised over £1,200.
Excellent curries cooked by the team, Norman leading the community choir singing songs from the shows and the usual mix of unlikely and frustrating questions all contributed to a memorable evening.
Exeter cricket club are well under way with constructing the replacement pavilion. We look forward to holding the 17th edition there in 2016.