We fundraise through a mixture of events, individual donations and selling African handicrafts - see below for details of our most recent fundraising events!
Art for Africa - September 2017
New for SSFA, this afternoon tea and art auction was a huge success. Featuring a sumptuous spread of cake, tea and sandwiches, plus a range of professional and amateur art for buyers to choose from, we raised just under £1700. We are grateful to all the artists who donated their pieces to the auction.
Dressage for Madagascar - 2013 and 2017
Charity dressage events held in 2013 and 2017 at Woodington Training Centre near Romsey, Hampshire raised £1,500.
We hosted classes from Intro to Novice level and were generously sponsored by several local businesses.
Annual London Quiz Night
We host a Quiz Night at the Barn Church, Kew every November - to date, the event has raised more than £4,000 for our projects.
The quiz is hosted by professional quizmaster Andrew Thomson, and a jacket potato supper is included in the ticket price.
The Brian Baker Memorial Fund
Set up in memory of SSFA founder Charlotte's late father, Brian, this fund comprises donations made in Brian's name by friends and family. Part of the money will go towards the vital renovation of the classroom at Akany Faravohitra, which will be dedicated in Brian's name. Brian was a great supporter of the work of Small Steps for Africa, so this is a fitting tribute to him and a way of continuing his legacy of generosity and kindness to others.
In the past, we have held a spring Second-Hand Sale at St Luke's House, Kew, raising more than £1,500 over the years.
Brighton College Home Clothes Day - June 2015
Half the proceeds from the Brighton College end of term Home Clothes Day were kindly donated to SSFA, providing us with a donation of £350 towards our education projects. We are grateful to the generosity of the pupils at Brighton College and the support of the chaplain, Father Robert.
St Luke's Church Quiz Night - March 2015
The annual Quiz
Night of St Luke's Church in Kew was held partly in aid of SSFA this year
and raised a fantastic £580. SSFA
Trustee, Jill Rzym
organised a brilliant raffle and director Charlotte gave a speech,
explaining the important work we do. We are
grateful to everyone who came along, as well as to St
Luke's Church Social Committee for choosing to support us this year.
Brighton College Cookie Sale - February 2015
On February 25th, 10 children from Fenwick House at Brighton College held a cookie sale at break time in aid of Small Steps for Africa. They raised £50 to go towards our education projects, and learned about the work of SSFA in their tutor period. A further cookie sale is planned for June.
London to Paris cycle ride - June 2014
In June 2014, SSFA trustee, Jill Rzym completed the incredible London to Paris cycle ride and raised around £1500 for Small Steps for Africa in the process. After months of training and fundraising, she was incredibly relieved to arrive safely, as seen in wonderful photo of her in front of the Eiffel Tower. Many thanks for all her efforts on our behalf - most of the money raised is going into our project partnership with 'Children of Madagascar.'
Afternoon Tea for Africa - September 2013
On Sunday 15th September, we hosted an afternoon tea at St Luke's Church, where Charlotte gave a presentation about her time in West Africa and Madagascar. Afterwards, guests were provided with a sumptuous afternoon tea and also had the opportunity to purchase a range of beautiful Malagasy handicrafts, brought back especially from Madagascar. Many thanks to everyone who attended or donated their time and money - we raised over £700 from the event.