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THE organiser of an African-themed night which raised money for poor villagers has thanked everyone who came along.

African Women’s Forum held a fundraiser at The Pyramids Centre, Southsea, for the people of Teekpeh Town in Liberia, a village situated deep in the forest.

There was African food, performances and a raffle held during the event on Saturday, April 20.

Ticket sales and donations handed in beforehand have helped to raise £2,110.

Marie Costa, chairwoman of African Women’s Forum, said: ‘African Women’s Forum would like to thank all those who supported our African evening event at The Pyramids Centre, which was held to raise funds for a deep borehole water supply for the villagers of Teekpeh Town in Liberia.

Those who went along included Wesley Johnson, ambassador for the Embassy of the Republic of Liberia and Portsmouth City Council leader Cllr Gerald Vernon-Jackson.

Marie said: ‘Many sectors of our Portsmouth community supported the evening, ate Ghanian food and danced to African drumming and disco music. African Women’s Forum is grateful to all who could not attend but sent donations for the project.’

More donations are being accepted. Contact Marie Costa on 0775 880 5316.