ROHR Middlesbrough branch held a Christmas fundraising party with a difference at Teesside University on Saturday 28th November 2015 from 2 – 9 pm. ROHR Middlesbrough was raising funds to support the local food banks which support people from various countries.
ROHR Middlesbrough’s motive as we approach the festive season was to ensure that is not only involved in matters abroad but also takes part in local initiatives. We were proud to have an opportunity to make a difference to people’s lives by raising funds to help individuals and families in Teesside to put food on the table this Christmas.
Xoliso Sithole (Treasurer of the branch) opened the proceedings with a prayer followed by housekeeping and welcoming those who came and thanking them for taking time to support and celebrate the event with us.
Head fundraiser of the branch Henrietta Nomusa Mlilo then explained to those present what the ROHR organisation stands for and the purpose of the event. She also gave a brief account of her life in the community and said as a result she would like to challenge the community to work together to help those in need.
Apart from ROHR members, the event was attended by members of the community and students from Teesside University.
All enjoyed delicious Zimbabwean, Congolese, Gambian and English dishes and fabulous music provided by DJ Mr Adja till 9pm.
Henrietta N Mlilo
(Head Fundraiser and Information and Publicity)