ColaLife Reception | Last call for registrations

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Before I make this call, I need to apologise to our Jewish friends for inadvertently holding the ColaLife Reception on the first night of Hanukkah. This was a mistake made by an under-resourced bunch of volunteers. Our apologies. We will put this right next year by running another event which will not fall on any religious holiday at all (the BBC has a handy site for helping with this). Watch this space.

We are striving to make the evening the most exciting drinks reception you have ever been to. We have guests from as far a field as Germany and Romania who have made special arrangements to be there. We will have the usual drinks (alcoholic and non-alcoholic) and nibbles. We will be making it very easy for you to find the people you’d like to talk to. When you need a break from talking you will be able to make a model AidPod or contribute to our brain-dump boards or let fly with your ideas for a ColaLife logo. We will have a slideshow of the pictures we’ve taken and works of art that have been created in the name of ColaLife over the last two years. There will be short animations and video clips taken by a supporter in Tanzania. You will get a quick update on the progress we have made and our plans for the future.

And then . . . . you will be asked to help in the creation of the ColaLife Shuffle with dance specialist and expert adviser to Strictly Come Dancing @DanceDrDance (aka Dr Peter Lovatt). Should be fun. If dancing’s not your thing don’t worry: 1) it won’t take long and 2) everybody will be learning so you won’t stand out at all!

Finally, there’s the Goodie Bag and this is so interesting that it might even solve a Christmas present problem you may be having with someone who already has everything they could possibly want.

Tickets cost £15 and there aren’t that many left. If you can’t afford this but would love to come (impoverished student, impoverished volunteer etc etc) then email me and I’ll send you a code to waive the fee – simon [at] colalife [dot] org.

The ColaLife Christmas Reception: Wednesday, 1 Dec, 7pm, British Film Theatre, please register here:


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