Hello friends and supporters!
Please join us on Sat March 28 for a fun dinner with music and dancing at our Zambia's Child Oz Rock Music Night!
It's all in the name of a good cause - Zambia's Child. Through hosting this event we hope to raise awareness and funds for this wonderful charity .... and provide you with a night to remember!
Zambia's Child funds the Ipalo Christian Community School in Kasompe, Zambia, where it provides quality education to orphaned and vulnerable children. This year there are about 210 students in Primary Grades 1 to 7, plus the first cohort of about 30 students from 2013 is starting at our new High School!
All funds raised will go towards furthering the work of Zambia's Child and in particular to ensuring we have everything we need for a successful first year of high school. Current goals include purchasing new classroom equipment, installing ceiling fans and buying required classroom furniture. Solar panels are being explored for self-reliant electricity.
This is our first musical event in the Hills District and we have chosen to host an Oz Rock Music Night at Castle Hill Bowling Club, featuring the Ministry of Rock (a well-known 7-piece Sydney cover band). You will enjoy a 3-course meal, drinks and some great entertainment!
There will be a presentation about the work of Zambia's Child and a raffle with some fabulous prizes. There will also be plenty of time for dancing and of course for mingling and having some good conversations.
Everyone is welcome, so whether you are a single or a couple, a family or a group of friends, why not book your ticket(s) today? If you organise a whole table, you can even get one ticket free (or opt not to). Let's all join together to really make a difference to the lives of children in Zambia!
Alternatively, if you can't make it but would still like to contribute, please feel free to use the following link to make a donation. Like more info? Please use this link to go to the Zambia's Child website.
We very much look forward to seeing you on the night!
Register from 6.30 pm in the Bowling Club foyer to obtain your table number and purchase raffle tickets. There will be welcome drinks and you will also be able to obtain more information about Zambia's Child.
Dinner will be served from 7.15 pm. The band will play your favourite tunes all night, giving plenty of opportunity to dance and mingle. There will be a presentation and short video to give an insight into the daily life of the school and the lives of people in the community of Kasompe.
The raffle will be drawn towards the end of the night and activities will conclude at 11.30 pm. Guests are asked to quietly vacate the premises by midnight.
Tables can seat up to 8 people, so please indicate who you would like to be seated with. Tickets are available now, so please follow the links to make your purchase.
There should be ample parking available on site (in the carpark behind the Bowling Club) and there is also limited street parking on Castle Street, Castle Hill.
EVENT CANCELLED Unfortunately, we have now had to cancel this event, due to increased prevalence of the corona virus and official guidance restricting public events. In the interests of the health of all our supporters and their families, we prefer not to risk going ahead. We may look to reschedule later in the year, once things have settled down. SITUATION IN ZAMBIA As of today (21/3), there are two cases in Zambia and the Government has closed borders to restrict the spread. All schools have also been closed (as of yesterday), which means that children at the Ipalo school face missing out on their main (and possibly only) nutritious meal each day, as well as their education. We are looking at possible ways we might continue providing food and learning opportunities for the children, though it will certainly be difficult. We are grateful to all our sponsors for their continued support during this difficult period. REFUNDS ETC We will be in touch with all ticket holders to organize refunds etc. Those wishing to make a tax-deductible donation to support our work can do so here: https://anglicanaid.org.au/projects/zambia-childrens-development-project.