On 7th March 2020, the Bolton Lever Rotary Club hosted a ‘Race Night’ for the BFIRST Zimbabwe Project at the Bolton (Dunscar) Conservative Club and raised over £1500. The Rotary Club offered a fundraiser following a talk given by Adam Reid in Summer 2019 about the work of BFIRST. The event was facilitated by Ralph Murphy (Plastic Surgery Specialty Registrar in Manchester) and attended by over 120 people including Dr Olukemi Ayoade (current BFIRST Fellow from Lagos, Nigeria). It was a fantastic evening, which for the unaccustomed involves a series of historical horse races on a big screen and invites everyone to place small bets. A hearty Bolton pasty supper was provided which was followed by a raffle.
Adam Reid spoke about the key priorities for BFIRST highlighting the project he is involved with in Zimbabwe, which was well received by the audience.
Manchester’s current BFIRST Fellow Olukemi Ayoade from Nigeria struck gold in the raffle.
The event was a great success with humour throughout and thoroughly enjoyed by all who attended.