Coming up: Fitz East Africa charity formal

Lily Rice 24 January 2015

The East Africa Charity Formal, coming up at Fitz on Friday 6 February, is a date which should be marked in everyone’s diary. Cambridge East African Society and Afrinspire have organised an evening of African food, live music and even a raffle to support local-run projects in Kenya and South Sudan.

The menu has been specially created by the wonderful catering team at Fitz, to produce an East African-inspired feast. For starters, there is a choice of boulettes de poisson (fried fish in tomato sauce) or for vegetarians, corn fritters in a spicy tomato sauce. These will be followed by poulet yassa with ugali and Sukuma wiki (lemon chicken with cornmeal and greens) or Yataklete kilkil with ugali and Sukuma wiki (gingered vegetable stew with cornmeal and greens). Finally, make sure you leave some room for a dessert of gateau ananas (pineapple cake).

But this sumptuous feast is not the only attraction of the evening. The raffle will feature beautiful hand-made African products from jewellery to clothing and toy elephants, and afterwards live music acts will feature at Fitz bar.

Afrinspire and CamEAS have come together for this special formal, to raise funds for two promising grass-roots projects they are supporting. 

Afrinspire promotes sustainable development, by forming relationships with community leaders in Africa to support the indigenous development initiatives across East Africa. These include agricultural projects, women’s education groups, ICT training and self-help groups. 

CamEAS is raising money for Children in Freedom, an international NGO based in Kenya. Established by a former CamEAS member, Children in Freedom sponsor children through school, but their long term goal is to establish Children in Freedom Centres of Talent and to give adults the opportunity to mentor children from their former schools.

With tickets at just £13 for Fitz students and £16.15 for guests, this formal is certainly not one to miss. So if you fancy enjoying a fantastic evening of food, drink and live entertainment, whilst also supporting two fantastic causes, then check out the Facebook event for more details (search East Africa Charity Formal).