Events 2017

 Upcoming Events 2017


  Expedition to Madagascar with Ash Dykes

Join Ash in a once-in-a-lifetime expedition up Madagascar's second highest mountain while raising money for some of the poorest people in the world. 

 Wed 6th September - Sunday 17 September 2017 

 Please take on this challenge in aid of Money for Madagascar. Please contact us at admin@moneyformadagascar.org  if you want to take on this challenge for MfM. 

For more informationon the expedition, see https://www.charitychallenge.com/expedition/itinerary/2689/Madagascar-Trek-with-Ash-Dykes#tabs

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 Meeting of the Anglo-Malagasy Society

 

Talk about the the Coton de Tulear, 

Madagascar's National 

Dog.

Wednesday 28th June (Evening)

St. Georges, Bloomsbury, London


http://www.anglo-malagasysociety.co.uk/programme.html

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Money for Madagascar Craft stall at the Quaker Yearly Meeting Gathering

1st - 2nd August 2017

Warwick University


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Annual Friends of Madagascar
Gathering in Kenilworth, UK, 
6th May 2017.
2 Malagasy speakers on Education and Energy in Madagascar. 
All welcome.
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Money for Madagascar information stall at the Lancaster University Community day, May 6th 2017. 

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 Marianne's Marathon

 

Marianne is running the London Marathon to raise money for Money for Madagascar!

Visit her JustGiving page HERE to read her story and sponsor her.

  

Past Events 2016





MADAGASCAR – WHY IS THE SEA RED?

An illustrated talk by Clare Brown and Irenee Rajaona-Horne
FRIENDS’ MEETING HOUSE KESWICK
November 30 2016 7-9 p.m.
Craft Stall
Keswick Peace and Human Rights Group (KPHR) and Money for Madagascar (Charity No: 1001421) invite you to join us for this talk.
On this occasion we will remember Wendy Sougnez who died earlier this year and was a member of KPHR and a lifelong campaigner for peace and human rights.
Madagascar is best known to many of us as a tropical island unique in its flora and fauna. It is certainly this and a special holiday destination. But it is also a nation of extreme poverty, rapid deforestation, illegal export of precious resources and a population explosion.
Hear about the challenges facing the island’s people, the history of Quakers on the island and the inspiring way that Malagasy people work towards human rights for all.
There will be a crafts’ stall with cards, calendars, small handicrafts and information about alternative gifts.
A collection will be taken during the evening to support grassroots organisations in Madagascar through Money for Madagascar.
All welcome


Will You Run for Madagascar!

As you may be aware, the world-famous Great North Run has launched a bid to become the first running event to boast a participant from every country in the world.

The half-marathon, which will be staged for the 36th time on September 11, is already the biggest of its kind in the world, with 57,000 accepted entrants from more than 100,000 applicants.

The Great Run Company aim to recruit at least one runner born in every member state of the United Nations – a total of 193 countries – to take part.

The event is televised worldwide and is viewed by millions of people, and this campaign has so far attracted interest from all over the world. As I’m sure you’ll be aware, there are numerous media and PR opportunities that can come out of this, with the ability to have stories published, so do join in the fun and help to promote the work of MfM!

If you do decide to run and support the work of our partners in Madagascar, please do get in touch with us at admin@moneyformadagascar.org

To find out more about the World's Favourite Run campaign, visit http://www.greatrun.org/GNRWorldRun

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Songs for Madagascar! [Nov 2016]
Film Screening


A special film screening is taking place at Turner Sims in Southampton in November 2016 - which is of great interest to us at MfM.

The screening promises to  offer an 'intimate journey' across the island of Madagascar. It's directed by the award-winning Cesar Paes, who works in close collaboration with the artists and researchers at the University of Southampton, 

'Songs For Madagascar is a documentary that closely follows the creative work of a group of musicians and shows their encounters with local communities. Through their music they engage with the protection of the endangered regions of Madagascar and raise awareness worldwide about their country.'

Following the screening there will be a Q&A with Director Cesar Paes, Producer Marie-Clemence Paes and Professor Ulrike Meinhof from the University of Southampton.


Performance Details:

Saturday 5 November
Turner Sims Southampton
10.30am-12.30pm
£6 Admission for Students, £12 Admission for all others.
(Complimentary glass of wine or orange juice)


We hope to see you there!
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Independence Day Celebration! [June 2016]
Association of Malagasy in the UK



This Independence Day event run by the newly reformed Association of Malagasy in the UK will feature cocktails, the singing of the Malagasy national anthem, a buffet dinner, and of course a party. Numbers are limited to 175 so tickets are first come first served. 

Saturday 25th June
Vestry Hall
336-338 London Road, Mitcham, Surrey, CR4 3UD
6.30pm-11.30pm
£20 tickets for Adults, £10 tickets for Young Adults (17-21) and £5 tickets for Children. Children under 5 attend for free.


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Charlie the Cello! [May-June 2016]
The Lancaster Millennium Choir

The Lancaster Millennium Choir is a long term supporter of Akany Avoko and Money for Madagascar. 

This year, they are working on a new collaborative community project with funding support from the Arts Council Grants for the Arts. The project is called Charlie the Cello!

The Story: 
A young girl (Alice) loses her cello (Charlie). Charlie, who luckily sprouts arms and legs, has various adventures until he is brought to the Albert Hall by a kindly old lady, where he is reunited with Alice in dramatic circumstances.

Workshops: 
Andy Whitfield the conductor and composer will go into eight local schools; together with Graham Lowe, artist; and Maja Bugge, cellist; and work on Charlie and Alice's adventures. They will tell stories, draw and learn 'The Song' that persuades Alice to be brave. This all leads to a grand finale of a performance in Summer 2016. The Choir will sing the story, the cello will feature and Graham's illustrations will be thrown up behind all the action. The children will join in the Song of Valour and there will be an audience of parents and of course the Choir's friends, family and followers.


Performance Dates:

Saturday 14th May
The Gregson
2pm
(Free admission with retiring donations)

Saturday 18th June
Lancaster Priory
2pm
(Free admission with retiring donations)

Friday 24th June
Lancaster Priory
7pm
(Free admission with retiring donations)

Saturday 25th June
Lancaster Priory
2pm
(Free admission with retiring donations)

For more details please see: www.lancsmillchoir.org.uk/charlie.html
or visit our Facebook page here where you can view upcoming event details.

It would be wonderful if you could come and support the choir!

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Ny Ako's Tour [June 2016]
Concert Tour  












Tour Details:

Thursday 9th June
Llanfair Uniting Church Penrhys CF43 3RH
6.30pm

Friday 10th June
Visit to the Senedd Cardiff Bay
St Davids Uniting Church, Pontypridd CF37 2BW
7pm

Saturday 11th June
Van Road URC, Caerphilly, CF83 1JZ
2pm
Minny Street Church, Cardiff, CF23 4ET
7.30pm

Sunday 12th June
Capel Y Nant, Clydach, Swansea, SA6 5HB
10am
Nantgaredig, SA32 7LE
7pm

Monday 13th June
Schools in Llandeilo, SA19 6LU & Nantgaredig, SA32 7LG
(Morning)
Pembrey Chapel, SA16 0AJ
7pm

Tuesday 14th June
Neuaddlwyd Chapel
(Morning)
Ciliau Aeron Village Hall
(Afternoon)
Llwyncelyn Village Hall, SA46

Wednesday 15th June
Tylorstown Primary School
(Morning)
Interview in Rhondda Radio
6pm
Pontygwaith Primary School
7.30pm

Thursday 16th June
Penrhys Primary School
(Afternoon)

Friday 17th June
St David Toneyrefail, CF39 8PL
7pm

Sunday 19th June
Wilmslow URC, SKC 1PR
3.30pm

Monday 20th June
Dorsey Bank Primary School, Wilmslow
(Morning)
Lichfield
(Evening)

Tuesday 21st June
School in Wombourne
(Morning)
Wombourne URC, WV5 9DN
7pm

For more details please see: 
http://ny-ako.com/contact-uk.html

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Cultural Heritage Programme: Madagascar! [June 2016]
University of Oxford

This afternoon event is open to all with any interest in Madagascar. It is organised by Prof Donna Kurtz, who recently visited the country. Amongst other speakers, author of the Bradt Madagascar guidebooks, Daniel Austin, will talk about the first settlers in Madagascar, how we know that they originated in Asia, and when it is thought that they arrived on the island. 

Event Details:

Monday 20th June
Haldane Room
Wolfson College, Linton Road, Oxford, OX2 6UD
3pm-5pm
(Tickets are Free)

Register your interest in attending via: www.culturalheritage.ox.ac.uk/node/94  
Numbers are limited.

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Fundraising Concert in Dublin! [April 2016]
8th April in aid of MfM


We do hope that those of you who are in Dublin will be able to attend this concert in St Brigid's Anglican church, Castleknock on Friday 8th April at 8pm.


For further information please contact Bernard in Dublin 0857132116
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Zachary running for Malagasy wildlife. [April 2016]
Please sponsor him! 

Zachary Barker is supporting MfM's conservation and community development work in Madagascar by running the Vitality Reading Half Marathon on 3rd April 2016. 

“I have decided to raise money for this particular charity because it seeks to create step-ups, as oppose to handouts to some very poor people.  Poverty leads to people resorting to desperate means to make a living, whether that is deforesting an area to farm or hunt animals for bush meat or live trade. I have never been to Madagascar, but I hear the animals that live there are some of the most diverse and fascinating in the world.  I hope to have a child one day and I don't really want them to grow up in a world where such animals only exist on the internet, in a book or in the zoo.  I will be happy if the money I raise will help some desperate people lead sustainable livelihoods. Please give as much or as little as you can spare.”

If you would like to support him please follow the link below:

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Many thanks to all of you who ran an event to support MfM this year!

Keep watching our Home Page to find out how we are using your sponsorship money and the fantastic impact it is having on lives in Madagascar.

If you would like to get sponsored or run an event for MfM in 2016, please write to admin@moneyformadagascar.org.
We'd be happy to give you a hand.

If you are already planning an event for MfM this year
please let us know so we can spread the word.

MANY THANKS for helping us to transform lives in Madagascar.
We couldn't do it without you!
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