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The AF International 2010 Industry Charity Event in aid of Barnardo's

Posted on 06 August 2010 |

Since March 2007 AF International, specialist suppliers of ICT cleaning products, has supported the UK's largest children's charity, Barnardo's through both a variety of staff fundraising activities and the sale of branded AF products. In 2010 AF International will be holding its first Barnardo's fundraising industry event at Drayton Manor Park and Zoo in Staffordshire.

Karen Harrison, Marketing Manager "The aim is to raise as much money as possible for our chosen charity Barnardo's but also create a fun and exciting industry networking event. We have tried to leave it very open, in order to gain support from as many dealers and resellers as possible they have an option to attend the day event, evening event or both depending on what suits their busy schedule".

Martin Field, Barnard's UK Director of Fundraising comments; "At Barnardo's, we work directly with more than 100,000 children, young people and their families every year running vital projects across the UK. AF International is playing an important part in helping even the most vulnerable children turn their lives around, by raising money. We are so grateful to the staff at AF for their endeavours, other vendors in the industry that are supporting the event and the dealers and customers that purchase AF products".

The charity event will take place 16th September starting with networking at in the Tower Suite at Drayton Manor Park and Zoo, and then a fun afternoon around the theme park including a treasure hunt to win fabulous prizes that have been donated by various sponsors. The evening will consist of dinner, fun games, further fund raising activities and partying until late.

Currently from every AF branded product sold within the UK £0.02 is donated directly to Barnardo's. Within AF, the team have been eager to help support the charity initiative. From daring sky dives, collecting food for Christmas hampers, donating computer equipment to local Stepping Forward Barnardo's facility to internal raffles and competitions AF is dedicated to its chosen charity and the partnership and this event aims to add at least a further £5,000 to their fund raising total in 2010.

If you are a manufacturer, wholesaler, dealer or reseller AF International would like to invite you to take part by either sponsoring or attending the event. If you would like to know more about how to get involved, go to the AF website www.af-net.com or email Karen.harrison@hkw.co.uk for more information.

About Barnardo's

Barnardo's works with more than 100,000 children, young people and their families in 415 specialised projects in communities across the UK.

We believe in the potential in every child and young person, no matter who they are, what they have done or what they have been through. We will support them, stand up for them and bring out the best in each and every child. Every year we help thousands of children turn their lives around. But we cannot do it without you. Visit www.barnardos.org.uk to find out how you can get involved and show you believe in children.