Scene News: OrphFund Auction of Gifts and Promises Fundraiser

OrphFund presents :

A night of African Music, Food, Arts and Craft for the annual


The results focused charity, OrphFund, are hosting an evening of African food, music, auctions, raffles, drinks and more at the iconic Rose Street Artist Market, Fitzroy, to raise vital funds to support over 3,500 orphaned and vulnerable children from Sierra Leone, Uganda and Kenya.

Founder Steve Argent says, “The aim of the night is to raise funds to help all of our projects across Sierra Leone, Uganda and Kenya where we assist 3,500 children. We’ll be helping our work get back on its feet Post-Ebola in Sierra Leone and we’ll be creating farming and agricultural projects in all countries to take further steps towards becoming self-sufficient”.

The event, the 5th OrphFund Auction in Melbourne, will feature traditional African music performed by The Sound Mandala, delicious vegetarian food, unique arts and crafts stalls and a range of other surprises.

Steve has been humbled by the generosity offered by Melbourne residents and businesses so far ‘We have received over 150 private and business donations, ranging from handcrafted furniture, art, photography, accommodation packages, business services, dining experiences, to tickets and food products, it is a real honour to receive such glowing support.’

OrphFund is a volunteer based organisation helping abandoned, orphaned and vulnerable children from around the world. OrphFund offer a fresh approach to the world of charity. With a foundation of passionate volunteers OrphFund is able to send 100% of donations to their projects which support some of the world’s poorest children. No waste, just pure, simple giving. The charity have already housed over 350 orphans, sent 3,500 children to school, constructed 13 schools, 8 children’s villages, 14 toilet blocks and 7 wells, trained and hired over 40 support workers and shipped 80 tonnes of donations to its projects. The funds raised at the Rose Street auction will allow these numbers to continue to grow.

For further enquires, or to donate towards the auction, please contact Bela Mitchell on For further details on OrphFund and their volunteer administered activities visit


Event Details

An Auction of Gifts and Promises

Rose Street Artist Markets 60 Rose St, Fitzroy

Date: Thursday 19th November, 2015 Times: Event from 6pm

Main Auction from 7pm