I am excited to introduce Romany Maunder, One Girl Ambassador, who has written a charityspam guest post about a dinner she is organising this Saturday 3rd December, at Five Sister’s Cafe in South Brisbane, raising money for One Girl – thank you Romany!
My name is Romany and I’m trying to spread a little love. I have recently completed a dual degree at the University of Queensland and appreciate the importance of education. I faced no barriers to accessing education, and now I want to help others learn. I have spent the last six months volunteering and interning until I move to Darwin to start my grad job there in January.
My main focus this year has been organising a charity dinner as a One Girl Ambassador. I have zero experience organising events so, organising this dinner has been one hell of a learning experience. My goal is to raise $100o for One Girl.
In 2010, Chantelle Baxter and Dave Dixon were in Uganda, and by chance met a young girl Brenda. Brenda was knocking on hotel doors asking for $40 to cover her school fees so she could stay in school for the remainder of the year. Brenda was an orphan living with her grandmother who could no longer afford to pay the school fees. Chantelle and Dave happily paid the $40 plus extra for her books, bag and other supplies. This was One Girl’s first scholarship, and the start of Australian based charity One Girl. Since then One Girl has funded 326 scholarships, and helped 14 000 girls with their education.
Last year I helped organise a second hand clothes market to raise money for One Girl. This year I’ve organised a charity dinner. It has taken months to organise and there have been some major set backs but thankfully I’m working with an amazing café, Five Sisters Café run by a mum and her four daughters and I have received fantastic raffle donations from extraordinary local Brisbane businesses.
Tickets are only $70 (early bird price), please visit my fb event page and buy your ticket here. Dinner includes a three course meal and four drinks. Yalumba have donated wine, Batlow Cider Co the cider and Young Henrys the beer.
You don’t have to attend the dinner to buy raffle tickets, these can be bought by donating to http://www.doitinadress.com/romany-maunder and leave a comment for raffle pack 1 or 2. Tickets are $2 for 1 or $10 for 7 and the raffle will be drawn on the night, by buying them online you will receive and email with a tax deductible receipt.
I would love for you to come and along and help me raise $1000 for One Girl.
Love to see you there