Massive congratulations to Felix who, this weekend completed a 24 hour Draw-a-thon at Bristol’s King of Paint, for the amazing charity Temwa.
Bristol artists have been integral to Temwa’s fundraising programme since the charity started; and during that time Felix has donated a number of pieces which have been sold at their hugely successful art auctions. But it’s not ending there with Felix, having been invited to travel with Temwa to Usisya, Malawi, there was no hesitation. He will be working with school children and local artists on a community mural project which will be unveiled at a community day.
These community days are of extreme importance and are one of the most effective ways of communicating the importance of health education in a area where 14% of the population is HIV positive and 11% of children die before reaching the age of five.
The funding raised through this weekends 24 hour draw-a-thon will go towards funding this very important project, so whilst the event may well be over there is still time to donate much needed cash.
Please join with us and support Felix and this very worthwhile cause. You can find out more and donate at www.justgiving.com/felix-braun. Lets hit the £2,000 target.
Temwa is an organisation that raises funds to implement community-based projects in Malawi, southern Africa. Temwa is based in an area called Usisya, on the north shore of Lake Malawi. This remote area has no electricity, no running water and is severely affected by the AIDS epidemic. Due to poor road and infrastructure, public services and other relief efforts are very limited. Overseen by a project Manager in Malawi, Temwa runs a series of programmes that are aimed at proving sustainable, community-driven development in four key areas: Health education, Skills development, Agriculture and irrigation and Schools support. In the future Temwa plans to establish similar schemes in other parts of Malawi.