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12 April 2017 - Grove Record Fair

Celebrate the vinyl revival by coming along to our Record Fair at our Grove shop on Saturday 22nd April from 9:00-4:30.


We have gathered hundreds of records from the 60s, 70s and 80s with a mix of 7" singles, 12" singles and LPs. We have everything from pop to soul and jazz to classical music with some rare records, demo releases and even a couple of signed copies in the mix!

If you would like to clear out some of your pre-loved vinyl beforehand, please consider bringing it to our shops in Faringdon, Grove, Lechlade or Witney ahead of the day.

The more, the merrier! So please invite your record collecting friends to come along to see what treasures they can find! We look forward to seeing you there.


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27 March 2017 - Witney Wedding Fayre

We are pleased to invite you to African Children's Fund's first ever Wedding Fayre, to be held in our Witney shop on Sunday 2nd April, from 10am until 2pm.

We have a large selection of beautiful sample and second-hand wedding gowns, together with a range of bridesmaid dresses, mother-of-the-bride/groom outfits and an array of wedding accessories.

Our Witney shop will be transformed into a wedding showroom with a glass of bubbly available for all guests (over the age of 18). Free entry and all are welcome.

Please spread the word with any of your friends and family who may be planning their nuptials. You can also share our event on Facebook by clicking here.

We look forward to seeing you then!


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01 March 2017 - Give Up, Give Back

Today, we are launching our #LentGiveBack campaign. Are you giving something up for Lent? If so, why not consider giving something back at the same time?


Give just 30p per day during Lent to provide a Kenyan child with a daily Porridge meal and a vegetable lunch at school. 

Our Kenyan Porridge Clubs run in 10 schools in and around the town of Thika, and enable 2,000 children to go to school each day, rather than scavenging for food on the street. What's more, full children learn more than their hungry counterparts so as well as hugely reduced absenteeism, a simple mug of porridge fortified with nutrients also results in improvements to both Academic and sporting attainment.

Pledge your social media support to giving back to African Children's Fund while giving up, by using the #LentGiveBack hashtag.

www.justgiving.com/LentGiveBack



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09 January 2017 - RideLondon for African Children's Fund

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We are pleased to confirm that we have received one charity place in the 2017 Prudential RideLondon-Surrey 100 which will take place on Sunday 30th July, and we are looking for fundraiser to fill it! Could it be you?

Celebrating the legacy created during the London 2012 Olympic & Paralympic Games, the Prudential RideLondon-Surrey starts at the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park in Stratford, before heading through closed roads in the capital and following the rest of the 100-mile route through the Surrey hills, and back into London where the event finishes on The Mall. You'll join 26,000 other cyclists on the course, finishing shortly before 150 professional cyclists following a similar route.

If you would like to cycle for African Children's Fund, you will receive:

* A special African Children's Fund cycling jersey
* A dedicated fundraising contact including social media support
* Traditional sponsor forms as well as assistance in setting up your online fundraising page

The successful applicant will need to pay a £50 non-refundable deposit to secure their place, and we would ask that you aim to raise a minimum of £450 in sponsorship.

If you are interested in representing #TeamACF in this event, please click here to complete our form to register your interest and we will be in touch again in February after the main ballot results have been released. We would also recommend that you complete this form to register your interest even if you have already entered the main ballot, after all, it gives you an extra opportunity to participate!

If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to get in touch.
 

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06 December 2016 - ACF Christmas 2016

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For our 2016 Christmas Appeal, we need your support to help our programmes in Kenya, Tanzania, Uganda & Zimbabwe celebrate Christmas and get 2017 off to a super start!


Traditionally, African Children's Fund has provided additional funds to our projects at Christmas time, which might be used to hold small parties, put on Christmas plays or provide gifts to school cooks & care workers.


Since the result of the UK's EU referendum in June, the fall in the value of the pound means our funds don't stretch as far as they did before the summer and the extra funds we normally provide will need to be used for the daily running of our programmes.


Please donate whatever you can afford this Christmas so that we can be sure the children we support can celebrate with their friends, and that they can start the new year and new school term on the best possible footing!


#ACFXmas

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