Call My Wine Bluff helps us on our way to our 4th school

Posted on Dec 23, 2011

We have the money for the third school and are well on the way to the fourth!

Millione was served as the reception wine at Action Aid’s flagship annual event, the hilarious Call My Wine Bluff which took place in London at the St Pancras Renaissance hotel in November. The highlight of the evening was a panel game hosted by Clive Anderson in which actors Charles Dance and James Purefoy, Comedienne Jo Brand and newsreader Nicholas Owen each told a hilarious story about the wines being drunk, only one of which was true. The audience were tasting ‘blind’, and had to guess which panellist was telling the truth. The winning table each received a bottle of Millione as their prize. More importantly they helped raise a lot of money for Action Aid.

The evening included an auction of fabulous prizes and a special pledge on behalf of Millione where guests were asked to donate money to fund building the schools. Thanks to the generosity of the guests £32,000 was raised in the Millione pledge. Earlier this year we sent funds to Sierra Leone to build the first 2 schools which have been completed – see my blog of 7th November. Since then another £50,000 (the cost of each school) has been raised and the third school will be built in the first half of 2012. The £32,000 from the donations at Call My Wine Bluff will go towards the 4th school, so we only need another £18,000 to be able to start the digging! Please help speed us this total by donating through the donate button on the homepage of this website….and of course buy plenty of Millione for the end of year festivities- available from Sainsbury, Waitrose and Laithwaites wine. Each school educates an average 500 children each year, and a chance in life that they would otherwise not receive. We can give them a Christmas present to remember for ever.

Here’s wishing every Millione supporter a great end of 2011 and a wonderful 2012. Cheers!

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