So, we are planning a big fundraiser. A supporter who has worked in fundraising for major charities offered her help in organising a Call my Bluff wine-tasting event.
So who remembers the old TV programme with Patrick Campbell? Basically three contrasting descriptions of the same wine are given by a panel of experts and teams guess – work out on the basis of their wine-tasting skills – which is correct. It's great fun with a lot of laughs to be had.
But it's more than this, we have a growing list of raffle prizes and auction lots, which is where the headline of this blog comes in. We've found that you have only to ask and people will donate generously, we have had cases of wine and weeks in various holiday rental homes donated as well as pair of hand-knitted socks.
We've been promised enough bread from an artisan baker for the evening, and one of the trustees wives is cooking up a batch of chutneys to go with the cheese that another trustee hopes to have donated.
We are very lucky to have such support and are grateful to those who have donated so far and those who have yet to donate.
Come and join us on Friday 8 November at the London Canal Museum. You can buy tickets at https://www.tickettailor.com/events/khanya/269333#
Christina Thomas is a trustee of Khanya and serial volunteer at Amasango Career School.