Thursday, 17 February 2011

T-34 Featuring Al Murray The Pub Landlord is playing a one-off show in aid of CamKids

Al Murray The Pub Landlord swaps his bar stool for a drum stool to serve up a molotov cocktail of revolutionary jukebox tracks with his band, T-34, in aid of CamKids, The Cambodian Children's Charity.

Armed with an arsenal of killer covers from the 50's, 60's & 70's and fuelled on a diet of black bread, burgers and vodka, T-34's mission is to liberate the masses from the oppressive tyranny of pop fascism with straight ahead, no frills, good time, rock'n'roll.

The evening includes the Air Guitar Hero of the Soviet Union competition and classic rock from DJ Ric Blaxill. Bar until 1am.

To purchase tickets, please visit SeeTickets.

Wednesday, 9 February 2011

Fundraising for CamKids

These days, raising money for charity doesn't need to involve rattling a can or trawling round your friends asking them for the £5 they promised you months ago. With online fundraising services, you only need to email or tell your friends the details of your own personal fundraising site and the rest is taken care of, for you. These services charge a small fee, but they also reclaim the 28% in Gift Aid for us, which means that, in most cases, we receive around 120% of the amount donated (for UK taxpayers).

CamKids has signed up to the popular JustGiving service, as well as the newer Virgin Money Giving and CharityGiving services, where you can also make single or regular donations.

Our JustGiving Page will give you some ideas of possible events. In the past year, supporters from all around the world have set up pages for the following events:

Kick Boxing Event
Bug Eating Competition
In Memory
Kilimanjaro Climbs
Cycling across the USA
Fun Runs

Some people also set up fundraising pages before or after a trip to Cambodia, to let their friends know what they are doing, how they have been affected by the country and how they can help the children.

How about you - why not set up a fundraising page today? A few pounds from all of your friends could make a huge difference to the lives of the children who benefit from our programs. £1 will pay for the dental treatment for a child in a rural village, who would not have access to such treatment and can relive them from the pain of tooth decay and infection. If you can raise £400, this will allow us to run a rural school in Takeo for a year.

If you need any assistance, or would like some other fundraising target ideas, please email us.