BSP Bank Nuku'alofa, 14th February 2020: The TYEE GO GREEN! kick started their Y2020 activities with a team building Zumba session for the new GO GREEN! volunteer recruits in leading up to the GO GREEN! BBQ fundraiser event which was held at the BSP Bank Nuku'alofa on Valentine's Day.
TYEE GO GREEN! BBQ fundraiser has been made possible for us since last November 2019 with the wonderful support and sponsorship of the BSP Bank Tonga by offering their wonderful BBQ facility and venue for us to use and also the shirts and caps for our volunteers.
The South Pacific Mozuzku Tonga (SPM Tonga) also helped us by sponsoring ten packs of seaweeds towards our fundraiser on top of donating 30% of their sales on the day in support of our GO GREEN! initiative. A couple of our GO GREEN! volunteers were trained and allocated to look after the SPM stall. They provided good customer service, they learned about the SPM Tonga and their products, displayed the products on the stall as they work through the day while promoting and selling the seaweeds to customers on site. This was a great learning experience for our volunteers. We value and appreciate the collaboration and trust that SPM Tonga placed with us to care for their products, promote and sell them on the day. Thank you, Lili and Masa for your support.
TYEE GO GREEN managed to raise a total of $881.10, in addition the 30% donation from the SPM Tonga sales of $72.50 which put up our total funds raised on the day to TOP 953.60.
We are humbled and grateful for Rev. Taniela Manu of Kolofo'ou and family who also opened up their home to our GO GREEN! crew to prepare our food for the BBQ fundraiser. Peni and Sosina Kaivelata also donated some green bananas and our green serving plates to use on the day while reducing the single use of plastics. A few of our GO GREEN! volunteers also donated some home-baked cakes, muffins and pizzas for sale on top of contributing their time to the BBQ food preparations, decorations and the set up.
Thank you very much to all who came to support, purchase and donate to our BBQ fundraiser and made it a success. TYEE GO GREEN! is truly grateful for the wonderful support, sponsorship, donations received. Without you, we would not be able to achieve the outcome and impact we had anticipated. We thank you and we look forward to continue this partnership for our TYEE GO GREEN! future events and developments.
We thank our GO GREEN! Volunteers for their tireless effort and commitment to putting up a great event while gaining some real life practical experience and improved soft skills in their preparations for the work and business environment. We would like to acknowledge all the help and contributions made by everyone towards a successful, fun and enjoyable event. This outcome would not be possible without the leadership and drive of our EVENTS & GO GREEN! Coordinator, Ms. Olive Mafi and her team!
The preparation was accompanied by a short video promo which was published on our social media pages as follows: