****The Spark Circus Auction*****
One adult hoop and one hour private hoop lesson with The Hoopgoddess on the beach...
Samui Mala has in the past raised money for SPARK!, supported Thai volunteers to join them, and helped them fundraise.
SPARK! Circus will hold free workshops for children on Samui and perform for a benefit performance on Friday, January 27th.
In exchange, Samui Mala and members of the Samui community are arranging this fundraising show. We expect a big turnout of locals and visitors alike.
Join the Samui Community Fundraiser for SPARK!
27th January 2012 at Bandara Resort and Spa, Samui at 18:30
B500 includes a unique circus performance, finger buffet, raffle ticket, music till late with DJ Steve Bray and a chance to support a great cause! There will be a cash bar with wine at special rates.
This is a great opportunity to meet these dedicated and energetic young performers, and be part of the community who supports their efforts.
Please note places are limited. You can preregister before 24th January by sending your name, number of tickets you’d like to book by sms to +66818921180 to ensure your attendance. You can also email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
SPARK! workshops for children will be held at Wat Jaeng school on 26th January.
For more information and breaking news see www.samuimala.org/spark.htm
SPARK! Circus is completely volunteer based, and is funded entirely by donation and community support. Many of the performers pay for their own expenses, and raise funds in their own communities for equipment.
There are many ways for you to participate:
Attend the fundraiser
Offer us a prize for the silent auction
Buy tickets for others if you can’t attend
Help us with spreading the word (forward this email, join our event on Facebook, share with anyone you may know)
Donate towards circus skill toys
Offer help with logistics (we need to move the performers to and from the shows on 26th and 27th)
Offer support for snacks for the childrens' workshops on the 26th
Make a direct financial donation to Spark!
Run away with the circus! You can become a volunteer performer/teacher
You are welcome to contact Samui SPARK! team for more information, or to offer us a prize or support:
Your contribution will help provide the spark of life for these children! Your donations will go towards school/art supplies, toys and other essentials that the children need. Every baht helps!
THANK YOU! from the entire Spark Circus Team!
Thank you to General Manager John MacNeill of Bandara Resort and Spa, Samui and Tim Cooke, Group Director of Operations for Bandara Hotels and Resorts for hosting the event and to Michael Howard of Chaweng Regent Beach Resort for helping to accommodate the performers on Samui, to Samahita Retreat Yoga Thailand for fundraising and support, and to Steve Willeboordse for volunteering to create the poster below.
Every donor company or organization, is acknowledged in all SPARK!’s media. Both individual private donors and public companies can see photos and read blog updates from the performers as the project is happening. You will have the opportunity to see exactly how dramatically your donation has helped brighten their world.
Over 200,000 refugees line the borders of Thailand and Burma, held in refugee camps that can barely manage to provide for basic necessities. Tens of thousands of these refugees are children - children who have been traumatized by the ongoing war waged by the Burmese military dictatorship against the regions hill-tribes. Here they end up in the camps or living illegally along the border regions, at huge risk of being taken into the sex trade, suffering malnourishment and other ongoing threats to their well being and lives. In addition to basic necessities like shelter, clothes, food and education, children also need hope, joy and play. Your donation will help light the SPARK!
This project is designed to develop the children’s creativity, physical fitness, communication skills, teamwork, confidence and cultural awareness. Play is a fundamental part of children’s development and this will bring a big spark of happiness, love, amusement and entertainment into these children's lives and the lives of those who work with them in the camps and orphanages.
Contact SPARK! directly for more information
website: www.sparkcircus.com email: Andrea Russell, at email@example.com