Shumba Community drum circle and party

Funded on Spacehive 14 June 2015

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Shumba Community drum circle and party

Shumba Community drum circle and party

Allan Kerr By Allan Kerr

A drum circle and party to raise funds for Kinkeling Garden in The Gambia. A chance for the Community to come together and have fun drumming and dancing whilst supporting a small Gambian project.

Throwleigh Delivery stage

5
backers
£242
pledged of £238
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This project was funded on 14 Jun 2015!

I have been staying with the community Kinkeling Garden since 1998. Over the years I have been there many times and helped the project work towards substainable organic gardening. Currently, the garden is being used by 5 different families and is in need of some financial input to make it more viable. Help needed includes, fencing to keep out livestock and a borehole to provide water for irrigation. Past projects include tree planting which has seen mango, cashew and coconut seedlings mature into full grown fruit trees.

What we'll deliver:

  • Fence the garden
  • investigate the best options for irrigation
  • support gardeners with seeds and equipment

Why it's a great idea:

Because, as a musician and drum workshop leader I take a lot of inspiration from my visits to The Gambia. The sense of community and connection created in a drum circle is wonderful and I think it's great for something to be given back to a culture which is rich in music and tradition but by our standards, poor in money and resources.

Steps to get it done:

  • by holding an initial fundraising drum circle event
  • by advertising for donations towards this
  • by networking the event
  • by following up after the event to encourage further contributions from participants

The event itself will be the first part of more regular events and fundraising ideas. There is a long term vision for Kinkeling Garden project which will be set out on the webpage. The key areas of importance are: Sustainable agriculture, Supporting local artists and crafts people, and creating cross cultural exchange opportunities.

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How will the money be spent?Total £238

drum hire - £100 (42%)
sound system - £55 (23%)
Venue hire - £45 (19%)
Flyers - £22 (9%)
Other - £16 (7%)

Costs Breakdown

This shows how money raised for the project will be spent. These costs have been confirmed by the project's Delivery Manager and verified.

42%
drum hire
£100
23%
sound system
£55
19%
Venue hire
£45
9%
Flyers
£22
7%
Other
£16
  • Transaction Fees
    £9
  • Spacehive fees
    £6
  • VAT
    £1

Total £238

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