Event Details & Tickets
We invite you to our annual Out of Africa Charity Ball 2017 where our “Africa-on-Thames” unique gala dinner will once again bring Africa to the heart of Berkshire. Be prepared to be taken on a journey of Africa, immersing yourself in its diverse and lively culture. Our ball is the perfect celebration for your companies Christmas gathering, corporate hospitality event or team night out and to grow your network and business potential!
You will enjoy live African entertainment by talented performers, arts and crafts, charity auction, raffle and more; all in a celebration of the joy and hope that comes out of Africa. Our keynote speakers will inspire you with their first-hand experience of volunteering in rural Zimbabwean schools. Take a look in the video below to see the highlights from last year.
By supporting Creating Better Futures, your donation will change lives as you will be providing education, food, water and resources for orphans and vulnerable children in Zimbabwe. Your ticket will help to feed a class of 50 children for one whole month. Take a look at what it means for a child in rural Zimbabwe to go to school…
We are very grateful for this event to be sponsored by the Reading Chronicle, as well as the Pride of Reading Award (2016 Nomination) as recognition for our volunteering opportunities for job seekers in Reading.
Book a table of 10 people and you will receive a group photo in the Reading Chronicle, a great way to showcase your business to a huge audience! Sponsorship opportunities are available as well for you to gain exposure to local businesses, Rotarians, University of Reading alumni and our charity supporters in the Thames Valley area.
If you would like to donate a charity auction prize, please email us on email@example.com or call our office today at 0118 327 1154. Should you wish to stay overnight, the Hilton has kindly offered a discount for any person wishing to stay overnight. Enquire today to find out more.
Why not come along to the ball and witness how our small and passionate team are making a difference, one child at a time! Tickets are limited so book yours today!
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Tickets £50.00 each
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Have any questions?
We’ve got you covered with our FAQs
What is the Out of Africa Charity Ball?
It’s Creating Better Future’s biggest, annual, fundraising event; an opportunity for friends of the charity to find out about our progress and our plans for the year ahead. You can network, celebrate and experience a bit of Africa at the heart of Berkshire, you could call it ‘Africa on Thames’.
What can I expect on the night?
A red carpet entrance into the exclusive Windsor Ballroom at The Hilton Hotel, Reading. You will be served a selection of canapes during the drinks reception while you immerse yourself in the atmosphere.
This will be followed by a three course meal with a complimentary glass of wine. We’ll give you a brief update on our achievements and you can participate in our live auction and raffle to raise funds for the children we support.
You can bid for unforgettable experiences, in previous years this has included: holidays, golf days, spa days, and luxury driving experiences.
You will be entertained on a journey through Africa, followed by our DJ playing a vibrant mix between traditional African music, and classic floor-fillers for you to enjoy.
How much are tickets?
£50 per person.
How do I buy tickets?
Tickets can be purchased online via our website: https://www.creatingbetterfutures.org.uk/out-of-africa-2017 or via Eventbrite: https://www.OutofAfrica2017.eventbrite.co.uk
Is my ticket transferrable?
You have to inform us in advance by 17 November if you would like to transfer your ticket.
When is the last date for ticket purchases?
Ticket sales end at midnight on 17 November 2017.
I would like to sit next to my friends, how do I arrange that?
If you are purchasing tickets individually, we would ask you to send names of the people that want to sit together no later than the 17th of November, to firstname.lastname@example.org or by text message to 07898 784113
I would like to purchase my ticket offline, can I do that?
Yes. You can buy tickets offline. You can make a deposit into our account and the details are provided when you contact us. Once the payment is cleared, we will email you proof of purchase with a unique reference number for each guest. You do not need to print it out as we will check you in electronically. Just bring your reference number and we will check you in.
Can children attend the ball?
Because of the timing and nature of the event, children below the age of 16 years will not be admitted into the ball. Children above the age of 16 will be required to hold a full price ticket and should be accompanied by a paying adult.
Is there accommodation available on the night?
We have reserved a reduced fee for our guests. The link can be sent via email. Please send us your email address and will send it to you.
Will you serve African food?
No. We will serve food from the set menu at the Hilton Hotel.
I have special dietary requirements, will you cater for that?
We can check with the hotel if notified in advance. Please let us know via email by 17 November.
Can I book a table before I have the names of all my guests?
If you purchase a table in your name, we will need to know the names of the guests by 17 November. Please email us to confirm.
I am not African, can I attend?
Yes. This is an event that celebrates Africa and we welcome everyone to our Charity Ball. It’s been said ‘there’s a bit of Africa inside each of us: the bit that ‘s full of sunshine’. Bring your ‘sunshine’ and we’ll shine together for Africa!