Unfortunately due to the national rail strike planned on Saturday 17th September, with so many trustees and supporters planning to travel in by train for the event, we have decided to postpone our anniversary.
So please accept our sincere apologies for any inconvenience, but hope you can still join us to celebrate at the same time and place as previously, but now on Saturday 3rd December..
We will be in the Cosy, Downstairs at The Somers Town Coffee House
60 Chalton Street, London NW1 1HS
(3 minute walk from either Euston or Kings Cross)
Please see here for directions
We will be there on Saturday 3rd December from 6pm
So please join us at any time
It is a remarkable achievement that we have reached this milestone, and despite the many challenges of obstacles, more so in recent years resulting from the global coronavirus pandemic, that we are still going strong. That is principally testament to our incredible team in Rwanda, as well as our remarkable partner organisations.
That has only been made possible as well through the dedicated and committed support of the core of individuals and institutional donors that continue to fund our work. For that we are dearly grateful, and this will be an opportunity for the trustees of Survivors Fund (SURF) to thank you in person.
With the help of our longstanding videographers, Drew Sutton and Rachel Collingwood from eco2, we have edited a new updated campaign film that we will be launching on the night. Below is a short segment from the film that sets out the numbers of those that we have reached through our work since Survivors Fund (SURF) was formally registered by our founder Mary Kayitesi Blewitt OBE back in 1997.
At the event, we will be launching our legacy campaign to ask for those that will consider doing so, to remember Survivors Fund (SURF) and consider making a contribution to help sustain our work in future in their will.
The difference that a legacy can make is showcased by our partner Foundation Rwanda, who recently received a bequest of over $100,000 from an anonymous donor which has enabled us to extend support to many more young people born of rape committed during the 1994 Genocide against the Tutsi in Rwanda to access education and counselling, as noted in their Annual Report 2021/22.
So please do mark Saturday 3rd December in your diaries. And we hope that some of you will be able to join us to raise a drink.