We are constantly amazed by the incredible and innovative things that incredible and innovative people do in order to raise money for the Bulungula Incubator, and particularly the NO-OFISI School Rehabilitation Project. It is time to celebrate some of the behind the scene heros who are actually the ones keeping the BI ticking. Here’s a bit of what has been going on:
Shayne Brandel (Canada) painted an incredible picture of some of the kids at Bulungula, and then he and his wife, Carley, organised an event and a raffle through which they raised almost all the money for the building of the preschool! (he has a facebook page, for those who are interested: “Build a school with 1 painting”)
Frankie Dunkley (UK) got herself sponsored to ride around Great Britain to raise money for us. In her words this is what she has done, “I have successfully cycled 1228 miles from Lands End to John O’Groats via England, Wales, Ireland, Northern Ireland and Scotland. The bike ride took me 23 days, 3 punctures, 3 sets of brake pads and 5 severe weather warnings! I battled through torrential rain and floods, being chased by dogs and having blind dates with sheep farmers organised for me!”
Jim and Lee (UK) decided that for their wedding presents, they would like to receive contributions towards a football field for NO-OFISI. Their wedding presents made one large present to Nqileni.
Anna Parsons and Karen Kiviet also tied the knot and made sure that we benefitted royally by asking for their gifts to be donations to the BI.
Chris Kilgore(US) has organised a benefit concert, with six musical acts, a raffle and a silent auction to take place this weekend.
We’re quite at loss for words to express the gratitude we feel for all these initiatives, and all the other ones being undertaken, too. Here’s doing a bit of singing for these unsung BI heros!