We like to think of each other as friends at AF and OLIVER. So when the Rocket People organisers told each of the eight teams that we’d have to think of inventive ways to raise funds for the Friends of Kianjai Kenya charity, there was a bit of head-scratching. What would we do? Go and shake tins in the high street? Sponsor someone to spend a day in a bath of beans? No. We needed to be more inventive. And we discovered that we’re a pretty clever bunch. A silent auction was held, and a raffle (both with some amazing prizes). There was food and drink for sale, including smoothies, cakes, cookies and ice creams. Oh, and a chance to absolutely drench members of one team with sponges and water balloons. Don’t you just love summer?
Why were we raising money? Because it would all be used to support children in Kenya with schooling, food and a roof over their heads for a year. And it costs £120 per year to support one child. Yeah that’s right; £120. Not a lot for something so vital is it?
But you know what none of us took into account? Just how savagely competitive we all were. There were price wars. And ice cream wars. Even sneaky emails promoting events. However, we remembered three things; we all liked each other really, it was for the kids, and as Rocket People, this is the kind of caper you would expect.
Ready to launch…