Spring Fundraiser Meal
We enjoyed a brilliant 3 course buffet meal with the Dhamaka restaurant on the 28th of March. It was a great evening with tasty Indian food to tuck into with a background of Ugandan music, followed by a raffle with various prizes and a game to end the night. 65 people were able to join us and together with further sales of raffle tickets on the night we raised £1200 for the charity! It was an enjoyable way to kick off our fundraising efforts this year, and will provide a lot for the community in Uganda. Many thanks to the Dhamaka team and everyone else who joined us for the evening.
CLICKRukiga 2023 Calendar
For the first time ever, CLICKRukiga designed and created a calendar to raise funds for projects happening over in Uganda. The calendar had lots of wonderful pictures from our projects and the local area along with some interesting information about our work and Uganda. We hope to have our next one in 2025 following positive feedback from both the Ickenham community and our friends in Uganda.
Winter Fundraiser Concert
We enjoyed a fantastic concert performed by the Harrow Apollo Male Voice Choir on the 19th of November. It was a truly entertaining evening with a varied programme of music lead by their conductor David Heasman. They began with the “Anvil chorus” and proceeded through music from the musicals, pop and classical opera with ease, including Some Enchanted Evening, Uptown Girl, You’ll Never Walk Alone and even Nessum Dorma. They were supported by the extremely talented Philomena McRae, who gave us two pianoforte solos. Over 120 thirsty attendees and choir members enjoyed refreshments and we held a raffle at the end. Together with further sales of the 2023 CLICKRukiga calendar we raised over £1600 for the charity. It was an incredible way to start our fundraising efforts post-Covid, and will provide a lot for the community in Uganda. Many thanks to church members John and Frank for helping us on the night and everyone else who joined us for the entertainment.
FUND RAISING 2020 - mid 2022
The postponement of events such as the Ickenham Festival, Silent Auction and our annual Christmas Carols Concert have brought community fundraising to a juddering halt. The lockdowns have coincided with the time when many of these and other activities would otherwise take place. We are grateful for all the support we have had over this time, to support our friends in Rukiga, which is highlighted in our reflection below.
Fundraising activities are vital to enable us to operate effectively and also raise public awareness of our work. To continue supporting our friends in Rukiga please go to our About Us page and donate. The only limit is the one you set yourself.