Events

Events

Friday 14th September 2012 – An Invitation to a Charity Sale

3 ASH GROVE, BLANDFORD ROAD IWERNE MINSTER DORSET DT11 8DR

Entrance by donation

Time:8:30 – 3:30

Morning Coffee + Biscuits, Ploughmans Lunch, Afternoon Tea

  • Vintage Clothing
  • Ski Wear
  • Brocade Coats
  • Home-made cakes
  • Tribal Art
  • Photographs
  • Knitwear
  • Silicon Bakewear.

Past Events

1st October 2011 – A Date For Your Diary!

On 1st October 2011 The AFRICAN BOREHOLE TRUST is hosting a fund raising dinner Dance – see the invitation below.

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For more information, please download an Invitation Letter. Should anyone be interested in attending, please print off this form and post it to us. Should you have difficulty printing it off, please contact us and we will be happy to send a hard copy of the invitation and form to you.

 

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ABT Coffee Morning

Wednesday 1 December 2010

The African Borehole Trust  on  Wednesday 1 December  2010 hosted a very successful Coffee morning at the fabulous 5 Star Hotel  Chewton Glen Hotel in the heart of the New Forest.  With Davina Hawthorne a well known London fashion designer show casing  a range of her fabulous dresses and accessories.  Davina donated 40% of her profits on the day to the ABT.

Coffee, tea and christmas cake  kick started  a wonderful festive season  and got everyone in the mood.  The ladies felt so relaxed they were happy to model the dresses which encouraged others to try and buy.

A healthy £1300  was made which went towards the first Borehole.  A huge thank you to both Davina and  Chewton Glen who did not charge for the room. Joy Peck’s team of amazing people and the Chef could not have done more for us.

Click here to view Davina’s Facebook page!

Mercedes-Benz Driving Experience

29 April 2010

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On 29 April 2010 Mercedes-Benz donated 50 vouchers to The African Borehole Trust  for children for a Driving Experience.  These vouchers were sold at £40 each which raised £2000 from the sale of them. This  went  a long way to the first Borehole.

We are enormously grateful to Mercedes-Benz and thank them deeply, not only were they helping the African Borehole Trust by raising awareness of our charity and the much needed precious funds, but more importantly the children and young adults had an experience prematurely for some as young as 12  in learning to drive a real car in a very secure environment, thus whetting the appetite for further driving lessons and a huge respect for the motor car.

The driving instructors at Brooklands Mercedes-Benz cannot be faulted, high on their agenda is safety with  their  excellent reputation as knowledgeable   instructors,  their  ability to instil confidence in  even  the most nervous of the young people.  It goes without saying the empowering effect a competent teacher has on a young person.  With a ” can do ” attitude this helps with their studies and the link to the Charity cannot be denied.  Not to mention Mercedes-Benz,   we will though be having requests for the baby “A” class Mercedes car as the car of choice for their first vehicle on the open road!

Three cheers for Mercedes-Benz for really giving us the much needed push with funds and fantastic support!

The Black & White Ball

21 November 2009

Simon Trevor the well known Film producer who  dedicates his life to making and producing  Educational films for Africa in the spoken dialects and tribal languages, very kindly allowed The African Borehole Trust to air his film, Running Dry  at the private cinema in the Mercedes-Benz Brooklands  Head Quarters on the  21 November 2009  the night of the Black and White Ball.

That night we raised close to £14,000  for the first Borehole.  Simon’s films are invaluable for the African community, and through them have prevented wide spread destruction of the forests through deforestation and logging of precious wood.  This in turn  wrecks damage and changes the whole ecosystem of Africa especially in Kenya.  He covers all the topics from over fishing to over grazing of cattle, goats and sheep.  Not so long ago  as 30 years the forest came and met the foreshore in Mombassa,  there lived all sorts of wild life, beautiful cheetah and other cats, some to be seen walking along the beach, now the boundaries between the forest and the beach are much much further away. Tourism another source of contention.   Simon’s films are of vital importance, they are didactic and aimed at people who are willing to learn, but have not had the good fortune of an education.  We can still watch them  and learn ourselves.  Your support by buying them will go a long way to helping Simon and his daughter Tanya in Educating Africa.   We are truly lucky to have someone like Simon on this Earth who manifests to protect and care for it.

To obtain your own copy of the AEFF films click here.

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