Hey guys, good afternoon, or good morning depending on when you’re watching this. Thanks very much for all the incredible likes and shares and comments on the last vlog about partnerships. I’ve had an incredible response, I’ve been overwhelmed, a massive amount of meetings and opportunities coming out of that and I’m really pleased, so thank you ever so much.
This vlog today is about Awamu www.awamu.co.uk which is the name of a charitable organisation that I’m involved in. So, I’m going to tell you about Awamu and invite you to a huge party and I’m going to give you an opportunity.
First of all, Awamu what does that mean? It actually means ‘together’ in Ugandan, which is the language of Uganda and the name was chosen because we work together with two women’s groups in slum areas of Kampala the capital of Uganda, to change the lives of orphaned and vulnerable young people who live there. We do that with education, and with do that with enterprise and we do that with nutrition, so those are the three main themes of what we do. It’s an incredible, incredible project. There’s more about it on the website. I’ve been asked to support them as part of a board of trustees, which is an incredible honour for me and I want you to get involved.
On the website there’s a shop; you can buy amazing, cool products in amazing fabrics and you can also donate there too, but I won’t say any more about that, nudge-nudge, wink-wink, say no more…
So I also said that I was going to invite you to a party and the party that Amawu throw every year is called Together. It’s on the 6th and 7th of August this year and take a look at their website where you can buy tickets and get involved. It’s kind of a special little party or its a little festival or a big fund raising party, but it’s got incredible musicians, the line-up is amazing, a really family friendly vibe and I’m hoping that I’m going to take my boys along this year too, so it would be great to see you there.
Finally, we need some help, we’d like to recruit some volunteers to Awamu. Specifically we are looking for three people. We are looking for a social media expert or a social media agency who want to do some pro-bono stuff and help us boost our social media presence and run campaigns and things. We’re looking for a fundraiser specialising in Trusts and Foundations, so if you do that, or know anyone that does that and you’d like to get involved, that would be amazing or if you’d like to do it and would like to find out about it, that would be cool. And we’re also looking for someone to do the finances, someone to produce regular reports and manage the finances, that kind of thing. So if you can help or would like to know more, please get in touch or pass the message on to someone that you think could help. We really are a lovely bunch to work with and we’d love to have you as part of the team.
That’s all from me today, thank-you.