Monday, 21st September 2015
Walter Lilly sponsors team to Swaziland for the second year running
Who could refuse the last BBQ of the summer with food, drinks and live music? Not many and, in true Walter Lilly fashion, people came out in force to support the team going out to Swaziland for the second year running to help build a Neighbourhood Care Point in October. The NCP will be used to support the local children as a classroom, a place to serve them food and somewhere for them to meet friends. More information about the organisation can be found at http://www.alloutafrica.com/.
With enough food to feed the 5,000, expertly cooked by Matt Pyle and Jordan Spencer, burgers, hot dogs and chicken were being turned out all evening leaving no one going home hungry. All members of the Swaziland team did their part in organising the event, be it prepping the food, serving drinks or doing a fantastic job at entertaining the guests. The night would not have been the same without Duncan Beach and his band Strange Formation performing at the BBQ, belting out some classic songs creating a great atmosphere. Everyone enjoyed it, even the neighbours.
The generosity of everyone who attended the BBQ and donations prior to the event was astounding, with a profit of £400 being made, surpassing our target. Every penny will be going towards the project to fund gifts and goodies for the local children who All Out Africa work with, as well as materials for the project.
A special mention to everyone at St. Mary’s Church, The Boltons Chelsea, for providing such a beautiful venue and for waiving the hire cost for our good cause. To Wyndham’s butcher for marinating all the chicken and of course thanks to Strange Formations for their fab performance.
The last thing to say is a MASSIVE thank you again to everyone who donated and made the night a success. If anyone is interested to know how the project goes, updates on the team’s progress will be published on their return from Swaziland at the end of October.