On Sunday 29th July, Fishers Adventure Farm Park hosts an exciting new event. ‘ABBA Chique’, the UK’s Number 1 tribute band will perform live from the Park all afternoon to help raise vital funds for the charity RIPPLE Africa.
Founded by Geoff and Liz Furber in 2003, Ripple Africa supports a community of 20,000 family homes in an area roughly the size of Scotland and Wales combined. Its purpose is to give families a hand UP rather than a hand out with a mission to improve the standard of education and healthcare, preserve and sustainably develop the environment and create opportunities for the local communities in the Nkhata Bay District of Malawi.
Tim Rollings, owner of Fishers, and cousin of the charity’s founder ‘Geoff Furber’ commented “I’m delighted to be able to host such an exciting family-friendly event, and hopefully raise the much needed funds for my cousin’s charity. It’s not often you can do this and know that every penny will be going exactly where you want it to, which is why I’m so happy to support RIPPLE Africa this year, and help to really make a difference to the families in Malawi. It’s great to be able to have a bit of fun bopping to ABBA tunes too!”.
Mel McAlpine, (General Manager at Fishers) has spear-headed the fundraising project and commented "I was particularly inspired by the Changu Changu Moto Stove project. Families used to cook on a 3-stone open fire. This has caused lots of problems like children getting burnt, smoke inhalation issues and uses a lot of wood. A new 2 burner stove has been designed, which takes less wood, saving the women 10 hours hard labour a week and cutting down on deforestation in the area and has practically stopped burn accidents. Each stove is made from 26 mud bricks and costs only £4 each! Our target this year as a company is to pay for 1,000 stoves in 2012, so this weekend will hopefully be a good leap forward”.
Families will be invited to join in the ‘ABBA’ party from1.30pm on Sunday 29th July. There’s no extra cost to visitors, just normal admission prices apply.
Published 26th July 2012
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