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 £13,031! 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
Breaast Cancer Care£250

 

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!