In fact, the college raised £6,500 in the last academic year - the largest amount donated by the college in a single year. In total over £80,000 has been donated by Wolfson College towards AMREF’s work in Africa. Members of the college donate both individually and collectively to our work in Africa. In 1992, the college established an AMREF group to co-ordinate fundraising activities. The group has organised a variety of events in conjunction with other college societies.
Fundraising events include a number of public concerts each year, an annual sale of household goods, books and bicycles, a weekly AMREF coffee hour serving home-made cakes baked by a team of volunteers and a popular stall at the college’s summer garden party.
Funds from the college go towards an annual Wolfson/AMREF bursary, which assists students taking AMREF’s health care and medical courses in Nairobi. "I am grateful to Wolfson College for sponsoring me for this course which has greatly increased my knowledge and skills. This will enable me to provide health care services more effectively and efficiently to the community." said Bernard Obondi, a student who was supported by the college.
The group at the college also commits additional funds each year to our project work. In 2010, £4,000 was donated to a project treating trachoma in Kenya. "It is all too easy to become overwhelmed by the enormity of the problems in Africa. However, we recognise that ‘a journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step’. We're showing that small steps really can lead to big change." said Adele Powell, AMREF Student Representative at Wolfson College
AMREF wishes to thank all members of Wolfson College for their long term commitment in supporting our work in Africa.