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FSI Confirms Winner of A Brand New Car

Who are the FSI? The Foundation of Social Improvement who give most of their resources “FREE” to participating Charities.

The Great Big small Charity Car Draw Winner is…

Last week saw the culmination of months of hard work accross the UK.
Thousands of breaths were held, fingers crossed and stars wished upon, as the time had come to select the winning ticket for the Great Big small Charity Car Draw.

Winner 2013

Phill Butler
Ticket No. 051246


Car Draw Facts
•Phill has won a brand spanking new Kia Picanto!
•The winning ticket was drawn by the FSI’s CEO Pauline Broomhead during the FSI Workshop on Tuesday 19th February 2013.
•This year the winner bought his ticket from Karmic Angels, a small charity based in Liverpool helping people overcome poverty in the Gambia, who raised £1,514 for their charity through ticket sales.
•193 small charities took part this year and between them raised the whopping total of £53,000.

We would like to say a big *thank you* to all the charities that took part this year and to all their supporters who bought tickets.

The next Draw will be launched during Fundraising Day of Small Charity Week 2013, which runs this year between 17th – 22nd June.

And the winner is

March 1, 2013   No Comments

Karmic Angels at Edinburgh Fringe Festival 20th August & Mela Festival Leith 2/4th Sept.

On Saturday 20th August 2011, at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival, John Lilburn, our Trustee and Strategy Development/Fundraising Coordinator, gave a presentation talk that included video and slides (kindly mixed by Simon Messer of ).  Simon also filmed the presentation on the day, which was about the Gambia’s crucial need for support plus the work Karmic Angels has done and are proposing to do during 2011/12. This was a very important presentation, which lasted for about an hour. We aim to show this film presentation in The Gambia, courtesy of GRTS (Gambian Radio and Television Services), which will help promote awareness about our work there and generate influential support. We also aim to distribute the film for viewing to the UK schools that have expressed an interest to us about twinning with our Gambian schools in the run up to the 2012 Olympic Games (this relates to an initiative called ‘Worldclass’, set up by the BBC).  After the presentation, John mingled & chatted, and encouraged people to buy our Gambian items for sale at the venue.  To view the poster, please click on the link below.

Click Here For Edinburgh Presentation For Karmic Angels

The Mela Festival took place over 3 days in Leith (2nd to 4th September 2011) and we had a stall where visitors were  able to sponsor an orphan, buy Gambian items (jewellery, zodiac cards etc) and also have a chance to win a Fiat 500 Super Mini worth nearly £10000 in our fantastic car draw (sponsored by Zurich Insurance through the FSI). John and his friend Reg and Simon helped out over the 2 days  to help raise awareness and very much needed funds for our work in the Gambia. 






August 11, 2011   No Comments