New Ely fundraising group sets ambitious target for 2013

A NEW fundraising and campaigning group for Oxfam has been set up in Ely, and members hope to raise at least £2,000 for the charity in 2013.

The group carried out a morning rush-hour collection at Ely station in December to get them up and running and they managed to raise £75, with a further collection due to take place at the Sainsbury’s in Ely on January 5.

The group is also planning to organise larger fund-raising events, as well as simply rattling collecting-buckets.

Mandy Castle, Oxfam’s emergency response co-ordinator for Ely, said:“We’re looking for people to join the group, who are interested in overseas development and who can spare a few hours from time to time to help organise events

“Our fund-raising target for 2013 is £2,000, that would, for example, enable Oxfam to build two classrooms in villages in Ghana, so that children don’t face a 10-mile trek to school, but we’re planning to have fun while we do it, and to create fun events for other people.”


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Anyone interested in joining the group, or who would like further information, can contact Ms Castle at oxfamemergencyely@gmail.com.

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