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March 15, 2011

Sponsorship Required In Aid of the Niall Mellon Township Trust

Niall-Mellon-Township-Trust The Niall Mellon Township Trust was started by Niall Mellon in 2002. The charity operates a year round house building programme and since the charity first started it has built 15,000 homes, housing over 80,000 people and that figure continues to grow. 13,000 Irish and South African volunteers have built with the charity over the last 9 years.

Karimi Nash & Michelle Kelly have both been working with the Charity for the past couple of years, and this year we must raise a total of €8000 to help
fund the building of these homes. 

We are travelling to South Africa with the Charity in November this year on the annual building blitz, to help build houses for these severely impoverished families living in shacks in the townships of South Africa.

Fundraising is already well under way; we have a number of events planned over the coming months.

One such event is a "Mock Wedding":

Date & Time: Sat 18th June 2011, 8pm till late

Venue: Townhouse Hotel, Naas, Co Kildare

Band & DJ – The Mojitos & DJ Mojito

Hot Finger-food buffet

Raffle/Auction on the night

Tickets: €30

The Niall Mellon Trust head office have also expressed a lot of interest in our event and are offering their full support by arranging a representative from their team to be there on the night to give a speech on the charity and what their work involves.

We will be advertising the event on local radio stations and on weekly newspapers. Tickets will be printed in the form of a wedding invitation and there will be a "mass booklet" where we will be advertising all the companies who have generously sponsored the event.

We are also working on sourcing a well known comedian who will carry out the role of the priest for the ceremony and will also do MC on the night – so while the aim of the event is to raise funds for serious cause, there will be plenty of fun, food, music & entertainment on the night!

We are hoping that our project might be of interest to you as an opportunity to promote your products and company through a sponsorship arrangement.

As you can appreciate when organising a fundraising event, the aim is to keep costs to a minimum and so we hope to be able to source sponsorship and/or donations to help towards covering some of the costs on the night. We would be most grateful if you could assist in this manner.

Please know that all contributions you make will positively impact the work of the charity and lives of the thousands of families living in the informal settlements around the rubbish-strewn side streets of the corrugated iron townships of South Africa.

Contacts: Karimi Nash & Michelle Kelly 0863288041 / 0868112619