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Celebrating 10 years of Community Partnerships

This section of the newsletter aims to keep you informed of the latest news and updates on events planned to mark 2012 and 10 years of community partnerships. It also shows targets, if there are some, for each event and the current position of this target. If you want to get involved with any of these events or if you have other ideas or suggestions for events to mark this year please get in touch with the FOL office.

Event – 10K for 10 years
Date – anytime during 2012
FOL target – 10 events to raise €250 each
Current target position – 5 events have happened & 3 more are promised

How many walkers & runners out there will run, walk, swim, cycle or sail 10k's for FOL's celebration of 10 years of community partnerships! We've a target of 10! Wherever you are – from London to Londiani, Queensland to Queenstown – to be part of this challenge all you have to do is commit to:

• Participate in an existing event and raise sponsorship in aid of FOL's work (see FOL website for list of events in Ireland)
• Organise a 10K fun run/walk/ cycle/ swim/family event with your friends, work colleagues, local walking club, local school and either charge an entry fee or ask participants to raise sponsorship in aid of FOL's work in Kenya.

The next event scheduled is for Saturday, September 15th and will be organised by FOL volunteers Rachel Mc Grath & Ciaran Mc Millan in the beautiful Wicklow hills. Contact the FOL office for further details on how to get involved with this fun and energetic event.

Event – table quiz
Date – anytime during 2012
FOL target – 25 table quizzes
Current target position – 3 down 22 to go!

The latest table quiz for FOL took place in the Bunratty Inn in Schull organised by FOL volunteer Karen Sheehan who is travelling to Kenya next month. Thanks to all involved for their support.

How about adding another to the list?! Will you organise a table quiz for FOL this year? FOL have a target of 25 quizzes to be run during 2012 to raise money for the programmes in Kenya. FOL will provide the quiz pack, posters and any other support your require, all you have to do is find a venue, prizes, quiz master to ask the questions, a crowd to answer them and FOL will provide the rest.

The Table Quiz pack contains 8 rounds of questions, tips on running the event, posters if required and PR info on FOL to have at the event contact the FOL office if you would like to be a part of this target!

Event – standing orders campaign
Date - the sooner the better!
FOL target – 100 new standing orders
Current target position – 8 received

Think of this … in Kenya, €10 a month can – provide 23 mosquito nets; buy 103 copybooks; plant 1 acre of beans for a family. In Ireland, the average cost of a cappuccino is €2.95 – purchase 4 of these in a month and you've spent the equivalent of 23 mosquito nets! A standing order with FOL provides a regular income that is essential in keeping the programmes going on the ground in Kenya. Will you be a part of this? To set up a standing order you can find further information on the FOL website under get involved/donate monthly or contact the FOL office directly for information.

Event – clear out your clobber
Date – on-going all year
FOL target – collect 200 bags
Current target position – 70 in to date

The target is looking good on this one as bags continue to trickle in to the FOL office in Midleton. We have 70 bags collected to date. Can you add more? Are you overdue a clear out of your wardrobe/storage cupboards?

If you have old clothes, shoes, belts, bags, sheets, curtains, cd's & DVD's that you are finished with, you can turn them into cash for FOL. Each 10kg bag earns €5 at your local shop or you can bring your bags to the FOL office in Midleton to be cashed in from there. Can you help bring us to the 200 bag target?

If you would like to get involved in any of these events, then contact the FOL office in Midleton on 021 4621748 or email for further information and support.

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In this issue

Harambee 2012 October team places

Special invite to Mount Brandon in September

September Mini Marathon

Harambee 2012 – August team in Kenya

Mayo General Hospital & Londiani District Hospital Link team

Harambee Volunteer Photobook 2012

Friends of Kipkelion

Development programmes

FOL Counter Boxes looking for homes!

Latest news on Celebrating 10 years of Community Partnerships

Websites of interest

Websites of interest

Check out Friends of Londiani's website for the Annual Report for 2011.

While you are on the FOL website add a comment to the Harambee team in Kenya on their blog page!

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Friends of Londiani, No. 4 the Crescent, Millbrook, Mill Road, Midleton, Co. Cork, Ireland
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