A Change of Plan

Putting on charity events is difficult. The competition is extensive and there is so much more to consider financially, as you’re trying to gain sponsors, cover all costs and maximize donations. Putting on a charity event is especially difficult, when you are a brand new charity, with little support and awareness yet. That is where the Aqua Initiative is.

Over the past months, myself (Edward Pollock, CEO of the Aqua Initiative) and some other voluntary event coordinators have been putting in plans for the Aqua Initiative’s first ever Clean Water Gala. The plans have all come together great, and I’m very excited that we’d put on a great event. The gala was scheduled to take place on Friday 19th September at Hilton Aberdeen Treetops from 6:30pm –midnight.

However, despite the planning going well, the trouble we faced was that the Aqua Initiative is such a new charity, that the local community doesn’t really know much about us, or has any reason to trust us. With a month to go, we’ve struggled to sell tickets, despite our best efforts. whois directory . godaddy.com transfer domain . The challenge lies in the fact that companies in Aberdeen are inundated with event invitations, until they know who the charity are and what they do, they are unlikely to buy tickets.

With these issues hanging over our heads, I took the decision to try and make some more time. The 19th September was always a difficult date due to local holidays as well as it being the date after the vote on Scottish Independence, but it was the only date available at the venue. I didn’t want to rush the event, and possibly face a low quality event that I wasn’t proud of.

Therefore, the Aqua Initiative has decided to postpone our Clean Water Gala to allow ourselves to reach out to new supporters and sell more tickets to the event. We are proud to announce that the rescheduled date for our Clean Water Gala shall be Saturday 28th February 2015!

Nothing else about the event has changed, it is still at Hilton Aberdeen Treetops, from 6:30pm – 00:00am with a three course meal, arrival drink and entertainment for a price of £50 per person, with all the money going to clean water projects.

Running a charity is hard, and we’re all volunteers here, and this is our first time doing this, and we’re just trying to put on the best event possible We hope this change in date does not impact any of our supporters, and we hope we can count on as much help as possible to spread the word about the event and make it a great success. Our mission as always is to eradicate global water poverty, and our Clean Water Gala in 2015 will bring us a big step closer to a poverty free world.

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Clean Water Gala 2014

Update: The Clean Water Gala has been resechuled to take place on Saturday 28th February 2015. Please read the full story here. 

The Aqua Initiative is glad to officially announce our first annual “Clean Water Gala” shall be held on Friday 19th September 2014 Saturday 28th February 2015! This elegant fundraising gala shall be held at Hilton Treetops Hotel, Aberdeen and will feature arrival drinks, a three course meal, and entertainment, along with some fundraising and charity updates. The evening will start at 6:30pm, and last until midnight. Tickets are priced at £50 per person, and all the money made will go to providing clean water to individuals around the world.

This is the first event the Aqua Initiative has hosted in the United Kingdom, and will act as our official launch event, after having become an officially registered charity. The event looks bring individuals from across the city together for a night of food, entertainment and life changing fundraising. Organisers are working to ensure that the full ticket price is donated to the charities projects around the world.

Event organiser, and charity CEO, Edward Pollock said: “I’m incredibly excited that we’re able to launch this event. It’s the first one we’ve ever done, so it’s both very exciting and terrifying. We’re working to make sure we provide a high quality evening that is worth our supporters time and money, but also to make as much money for our projects as possible. We would love to see the local community and businesses in Aberdeen get on board and support our life changing work.”

At this point, the final menu and entertainment is yet to be announced, however as soon as details emerge, they will be made public. At this point, we’ve launched our online ticket sales page, which can be seen below, and payment by cheque is also available. Full tables for the event are also available. For further information or questions, please contact info@theaquainitiative.com

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