On Saturday evening, 28th November 2015, Restoration of Human Rights Zimbabwe (ROHRZ) Reading branch hosted a well-attended Christmas fundraising event at the local Spice Oven Buffet Restaurant.
The event started at 7:30pm with many people from the local community and their families, and friends from other ROHR branches attending. Also present were members of press and media who enjoyed the meals and held interviews with various members of Reading branch. There were no official speeches or interruptions as guests went straight on to their tables and made choices of their favourite meals and drinks. The in-house music made the atmosphere so pleasant and suitable for a chat amongst guests as they consumed their food. Deborah Harry, the treasurer of the branch made sure all guests were treated to a free soft drink courtesy of the branch.
The major aim of the event was to raise funds for members to have some form of education on human rights and how they could defend themselves when they experience compromising situations. There was a general view that some people were abused simply because they did not know their rights. With knowledge they were empowered to deal with abuse diligently and in turn able to help the communities they lived in. Material resources, training workshops and inviting qualified manpower needed funding hence the fundraising event.
By 11pm most members appeared to have had enough for the day and some transport arrangement were made for some to be ferried to their various destinations. There were greetings, hugs and smiles to mark the end of a memorable day.
(Reading branch Information and Publicity Team)