So They Can: An evening with Neil Finn, Conrad Smith and Peter Urlich
Friday, 12 April 2013 at 6:30 PM
Auckland, New Zealand
An evening with Neil Finn, Conrad Smith and Peter Urlich
Kiwi can-do bringing vital care and education to African children.
So They Can are delighted to offer you and your team an exclusive early invitation to our annual fundraising evening. It’s set to be an extraordinary and unique night.
The backdrop will be a stunning three-course meal, shared in the company of guests who believe that what we do matters. Neil Finn will perform live, All Black Conrad Smith will talk about his time with us in Africa, and DJ Peter Urlich will have us dancing till late.
The evening will also feature a raffle to win a diamond and very special silent and loud auctions with superb items to win such as a luxury holiday on the Gold Coast, weekend escapes to Queenstown and beyond, contemporary and fine art and much more. 100% of the evening’s proceeds will go to the children at our schools and orphanage in Africa.
Tickets for the evening are available in tables of ten at the price of $3,500 per table (inclusive of GST). Guest numbers are strictly limited with only 35 tables up for grabs.
We’d love you to join us for a night to remember.
Dress code: Dressy but not black tie.
Friday, April 12: 6.30pm, Aotea Centre, 50 Mayoral Drive, Auckland.
Includes canapes and bubbly on arrival, a three-course meal by top caterers, continuous premium beer and wine, live performance by Neil Finn and selections from DJ Peter Urlich
For enquiries, please call Betsyn McHardy on 04 904 2198 or 0272 090 321, or email firstname.lastname@example.org
When & Where
So They Can
So They Can was founded in 2009 after Cassandra Treadwell visited a refugee camp in Kenya, where over 7,000 people were living in tents. They faced dire poverty with little or no food, water, health care or education. Community leaders asked for a school for their children’s future: their request became the inspiration.
So far, we’ve built a primary school that currently educates 520 children and by 2017 will educate 840 who will then attend a secondary school we are partnering with to ensure a high standard of education. We deliver business classes to the adult population and finance them into profitable businesses. We built an orphanage that currently houses over 120 children, aged from 3-7, who once lived at the local dumpsite. We manage a health clinic and model farm for the wider community of 100,000. Also, in Tanzania we are improving the standard of education for the poorest of children through our teachers’ training college.
Our focus is to invest in Africa rather than provide aid. We work with communities in severe need; empowering people to become self-sufficient. Our ultimate goal is that the knowledge and skills we provide will help develop the future leaders of these communities and help them break the poverty cycle permanently.