Two Somali girls serving samosa.

Wellingtonians enjoyed Celebrate Somalia.Save Lives fundraising extravaganza this weekend, raising more than $1500 with donations still coming in – the equivalent to providing one day’s food for 750 children in Somalia. People who came along on election day were treated to traditional Somali live music and entertainment with delicious Somali lunch and snacks.

The fundraising event was initiated by local Somali people who teamed up with Volunteer Wellington and Unicef to organise the event to raise funds for people affected by the famine in Somalia. Young people volunteered to help with serving the food, distributing fliers, managing the raffle tables, greeting people and other tasks.

Watch event videos on Volunteer Wellington’s youtube channel!

Volunteer Wellington, the Wellington Somali Council and Unicef would like to thank all sponsors for their kind support.


  • Turners &Growers
  • New World Thorndon
  • New World Wellington City
  • The Warehouse
  • Gareth Morgan
  • Evan’s Bay Intermediate School
  • Taylor Preston Ltd

By Jennifer and Valerie, Volunteer Wellington


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