Cotswold Fayre Hosts Charity Ball

12 May 2016, 08:29 AM
  • The Reading-based fine food distributor has revealed plans for its bi-annual Speciality Food Ball, held in order to raise funds for the Bala Children's Centre in South-West Kenya

The business hopes to raise £25,000 for the cause at the ball, which will be held at Wroxall Abbey Hotel & Estate in Warwickshire on Friday July 8th.

Cotswold Fayre has been involved with the centre since 2010, during which time it has helped implement a number of agricultural projects in order to help make the centre more self-sufficient.

There are many ways to get involved with the Ball, from taking a table or attending with friends to sponsorship.

Paul Hargreaves, chief executive of Cotswold Fayre said, “Every year when I visit the centre I am bowled over by the work that the team do to improve the lives of the children there.

“The centre has come a long way over the past six years; with a fully working farm, a bore hole, water tower and pumping station now installed. The next step is to buy a water purifier, making the water a high enough quality for the local people to drink. In the long term, we would also like to set up the centre for commercial bottling, which would be a massive step toward creating a sustainable future for Bala. We would also like to create a fish farm on the farm producing Tilapia, which can fetch a good price with hotels and restaurants in the region.”

“Apart from raising money for a very worthwhile cause, the event is good for networking within the speciality food sector.”

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