We are delighted that the Ace Africa Society at the University of Liverpool continue to support out work with rural communities. In the academic year 2012/13 the Society raised a very impressive £700+ to support our programmes in rural Kenya and Tanzania.
The society meet once a week to brainstorm on how they can raise funds. Normally 10-15 members attend on a regular basis. The society’s reach is over 500 through their weekly email to students across the campus.
It was great to hear about the many varied fundraising and awareness raising events the team organised throughout the year. A core aim of the group is to make the greatest number of students aware of the work Ace does. This is done by having a substantial campus presence throughout the academic year, working together with similar societies and working closely with Liverpool Guild of Students. The society really valued the use of social media in promoting Ace Africa, and found publicising their events easiest through facebook, twitter and Instagram.
We are thrilled that through their great efforts the society raised £765 for Ace Africa with the most successful events as follows:
- October Bake Sale: £206.73
- ‘Santa Dash’: £194.40
- February Pub Quiz: £90.37
- Vintage Ball: £250.00
Once again a very big thank you the Ace Africa Society for raising our profile and raising vital funds. We very much look forward to seeing and hearing about all the activities planned for 2013/14.
If you are a university and would like to know more about fundraising for Ace Africa please do let us know. We would love to have your support. Please contact the UK office for more information.