Over £13,500 was raised in support of EdUKaid, at the ‘Great Vending Get Together Ball’.  The 9th annual event hosted by Doozy's Tim and Sarah Varney was held at the exclusive Haven Hotel in Sandbanks.

The evening began with a moving presentation by Doozy’s MD and Chair of EdUKaid Tim Varney showing images of EdUKaid’s work in Tanzania.  Tim was able to show guests the incredible impact the Vending Industry has achieved through their generosity over the past 9 years.  

After a lavish 3 course dinner, NIVO’s Managing Director Graham Kingaby conducted a lively auction including items donated by Beyez Villas, Loch Fienne Whisky, Benders Paper Cups, Graddon Vending and Tower Leasing.  Guests were able to buy colourful balloons giving them the chance to win champagne or a souvenir from Tanzania.  Inspired by Tim’s presentation 3 companies pledged to sponsor pre-primary classes for the coming year providing an education nearly 500 children.  Tim was also presented with a cheque for £1,000 from NIVO who has supported the charity for a number of years.

Over the past 9 years the vending industry has raised over £150,000 for EdUkaid.  This support has dramatically improving the lives of thousands of children in one of the most remote areas of Tanzania. 

In 2020 the Great Vending Get Together is joining forces with the AVS Golf Day - more information can be found here