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The foundations of an activist day - Afghanaid 2010

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On the 28th January 2010, there was a major conference in London on the future of Afghanistan. It was attended by leading figures from the political world, including Prime Minister Gordon Brown, Afghanistan's President Hamid Karzai, and UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon.

Even more importantly there were 5 members of REAL Fundraising who had volunteered to work in Green Park for Afghanaid, a humanitarian and development NGO dedicated to working with people living in the most remote and marginalised areas of Afghanistan.

After a 2 hour training session from a representative from Afghanaid they hit the streets. Working from 11am to 7pm, they managed to raise annual gifts worth £2061.54 including GiftAid. The icing on the cake was the final donor of the day; a gentleman pledging £25 a month.

Each fundraiser received only their basic wage for the day and all donor Direct Debits were sent to Afghanaid at zero cost to them. This highlights the commitment to the cause from REAL and our staff. We aim to do further Pro Bono work in the future, giving back to the causes that really need our help

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