Haflas & Fundraising


This page is dedicated to our hafla's that I hold twice a year, and our fund raising efforts that form a big part of our events.


"Hafla" is Arabic for party or celebration, and what I organise is exactly that!  It is a party where my troupes along with visiting dance troupes come together to perform for an audience made up of other dancers, friends and family.  There is a mixture of troupe, duet and solo performances.  


Everyone buys a ticket in advance to attend the hafla and the profit raised from ticket sales along with raffle money is donated to a chosen charity.  There are usually several stalls for people to browse and buy if they wish.  The venue we use also has a licensed bar and ample parking.


Each time I organise a hafla I am open to suggestions as to which charity we choose to raise money for.  Occasionally it may have stemmed from one of my dancers having had personal experiences or help from a particular charity, or they may nominate a charity that they believe does great work for the community.  I like it when the charity is local to our area and even more so if it is a smaller, less recognised charity as the money then really does make a difference for them.  I always ask if a representative of the charity would like to come along and see what our event is all about and to tell us a bit about what our donation will be used for.


I have been organising haflas for many years now and they have grown in size and popularity!  Therefore the grand total we have raised to date is £22,308! Below is a list of charities we have supported over the years and the amount donated to them.  


 Charity                                                                   Amount raised
 Age Concern (Redditch & District) £242
 Shalom House (Hospice- St.Davids, Wales) £665
 Salvation Army £250
 NICU (Neo-natal Intensive Care Unit)  £600
 Royal Lifeboat Association £160
 St Richards Hospice (Worcester) £174
 Alzeimers Society £185
 British Heart Foundation £242
 Batchley Support Group £395
 Macmillan £92
 Salvation Army £100
 Samantha Dickinson Brain Tumour Trust £642
 Count The Kicks £670
 Menieres Society £634
 Tommys £600
 Redditch Heart Safe £711
 Redditch Association for the Blind £550
 Touch Stones £800
 (Redditch & Bromsgrove) Parkinsons UK £725
 Redditch & Bromsgrove Stroke Support Group £760
 W0rcestershire Prostate Awareness Group £864
 Where Next Association £820
 Primrose Hospice £788
 Charlotte & Craig's Saving Hearts Foundation £1,112
 Breast Cancer Care £250
 Dogs Trust & Redditch Cat Rescue £934
 Motor Neurones Disease £1000
 Myeloma UK £1,053
 Action on Pre-eclampsia £800
 Redditch Nightstop £1,390
 Redditch Association for the Blind £650
 Pancreatic Cancer UK £615
 Alzheimers Society £955
 Primrose Hospice £900
 Socks & Chocs £980


We have some lovely gifts donated as raffle prizes from local businesses along with the kind donations given by some of my dancers each year.  As a thank you for the generosity and support given, below is a list of all those businesses who have donated raffle prizes (apologies if I've missed any!)


* Debenhams (Redditch)  - numerous beauty gifts 

* Rowberrys Garden Centre (Bromsgrove) - voucher

* Tesco (Redditch) - Voucher

* Chaddesley Corbett Tea Shop - afternoon tea voucher

* Walkers - food hamper

* Imogen Hair & Beauty

* J Bonser (foot health practitioner)

* Marsia (Alcester) - beauty and hair treatment

* Anita Sharma-James - Indian cookery demonstation and cook book

* Sainsburys (Redditch) - voucher

* Webbs (Wychbold) - voucher

* Ashara Bazaar - hip scarf

* Ocado - voucher

* Artrix - tickets

* Springs Leisure (Abbey Stadium gym) - Gym pass

* Palace Theatre - Blake Tickets

* Becketts farm shop voucher

* Debenhams (Redditch) Designer bags, cosmetics, purfum etc

* The Throckmorton Arms - meal voucher

* Rachel's Nails - voucher

* Rachel's Cupcakes - box of cupcakes

* Little Heath Garden Centre restaurant - afternoon tea voucher

* Evesham Country Park Farm shop - food hamper

* Where Next Association - hanging basket

* Morrisons - 2x hampers






If you would like to donate a prize for our raffle please get in touch, we are always very grateful!