Come have some fun and all for a good cause on March 4th when EGP will be hosting a charity ceilidh in the Counting House. Doors open at 8pm with tickets available on the door for £6. A cloakroom will be available for all guests and the talented Algorithms will be playing all night long with a guest appearance from Edinburgh’s’ own African dance society who will perform on the night. A raffle will also take place with many unique prizes up for grabs.
In case you didn’t know who EGP Uganda are and what their cause is, here’s some information:
EGP (Edinburgh Global Partnerships) is a student-run society and registered Scottish charity based at the University of Edinburgh that aims to assist in community-led, sustainable development projects overseas.
EGP Uganda is in conjunction with Uganda Community Farm, who work with Uganda’s rural poor in a farming cooperative to provide them with ginger to farm, and gain their own profits. However, with nowhere to currently store their ginger crop, the community is severely loosing out on profits, and thus has remained poor. With this in mind, EGP is heading to Uganda this summer to build a storage unit for their crop. The costs for this project are over £8,000 which is all raised by students working with EGP.
All proceeds of the Ceilidh will go towards project costs for the ginger storage unit, and not towards any personal travel costs of the volunteers.
This is a fantastic cause and we hope many of you will come down and support it!