Sri Lanka Fundaraiser

Rotaract club of Tyneside contributed, in collaboration with the Rotaract Club in Lecco (Italy), towards the Essential Schools Supplies Program of the Foundation of Goodness Charity in Sri Lanka which aims to provide much-needed school supplies for 2,900 children.

Only $30 is enough to help a child go to school in Sri Lanka by supplying them with a school bag, including everything from stationery, books, uniforms all the way to lunch boxes and water bottles.

In order to fundraise for this cause, during these last weeks we carried out several activities like cake sales and auctions but we also took the opportunity to experiment a bit and try to organise a different type of event to raise some money.

Eventually, on the evening of the 11th of October, we hosted a social “get together” at Paradiso Café in town, where we invited our friends and colleagues to join us for an informal meeting.

We had a lovely evening socialising, doing a bit of networking and simply enjoying ourselves with music kindly played by DJ Justelis, drinks and some entertainment as well.

Thanks to donations we managed to hold a raffle with various prizes which managed to raise £115.

The overall contribution from our club to the Sri Lanka project is of £242.39!

Many thanks to everybody that contributed to the cause!