Event: Judith Roberts's fundraising
£12,600.00 raised of £5,000.00 target
£12,600.00 raised so far
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You may all think I am mad but I am climbing Kilimanjaro in January to raise funds for a charity which is very dear to my heart.
Tanzanear is a small UK charity which supports deaf people in Tanzania and primarily Buguruni School for the Deaf in Dar es Salaam. My son Hamish spent 5 months teaching at Buguruni in 2008 and Nigel and I visited the school while he was there – we have made several subsequent visits to keep up the work Hamish started. It was flying back from Tanzania in January of this year that I looked out of the window and saw the massive shape of Kilimanjaro far below and thought “I wonder…..”.
Buguruni School is a multi faith primary school with 250 pupils. Many pupils attend until they are 18 years old, because they do not begin education until they are six or seven, often have to take years off in order to help at home or in the fields, and need to spend time at the beginning of their school career learning sign language before they can progress to the mainstream curriculum. In Tanzania it is very common for people to be at primary school until this age; many people do not finish secondary school until their early twenties.
A lot of the deafness in Tanzania is acquired, caused by inadequate treatment of childhood illnesses that should not have serious consequences. It thus tends to be more prevalent among poor families who are unable to afford adequate healthcare. The children at Buguruni School come from all over Tanzania and the Zanzibar Archipelago, because it is very unusual for a school for deaf children to be free.
The children at the school do not have hearing aids and we have established a programme to make sure that all those children who want hearing aids or would benefit from them can be provided with them. An integral part of this programme is the building of an Audiological Centre to support the children in fitting their hearing aids and maintaining them once they are fitted. The centre will cost £140,000 to build and I hope to raise a substantial sum towards reaching our target.
Your support would be greatly appreciated by me but most particularly the children. Please help them hear – they deserve a chance in life.
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Raising money for
Charity Registration No. 1063647
It helps the relief of deaf people in Tanzania. Currently it is working with two organisations, Buguruni School for the Deaf, a primary school and UMIVITA, a small NGO, run by young deaf adults which provides advocacy and support services to deaf people in Dar es Salaam
CONGRATULATIONS Judith, what an inspiration, and wonderful amount raised for the kids in Tanzanier - a MAJOR well done from me!!!
Donation by Dilys Wilde on 06/05/10
Well done Judith a magnificent achievement, see you at the “150”
Donation by Rowland Boffey on 16/04/10
Congratulations on a great achievement!
Donation by D. on 31/03/10
Jude - Flippin Marvellous - Well Done. A Fantastic achievement and a far cry from those long runs they sent us on at school!
Donation by Belinda Constable on 26/02/10
Should have done this ages ago - last nights great WLCHC event reminded me. Well done on a great mountain climb - Colonel's turn next!
Donation by Hugh Pym on 25/02/10
Brilliant! Well done on such agreat achievement
Donation by Jenifer Oatley on 25/02/10
Better late than never! Well done to all the family.
Donation by Guy Cowley on 19/02/10
Judith, you reached for the stars and got them! I am humbled! Boy do you need some new trainers! x
Donation by Pippa Malik on 19/02/10
ONCE AGAIN YOU ARE A STAR! AND ONCE AGAIN YOU TWO ARE KILLING US...IT IS TIME YOU BECOME JUST ANOTHER COUPLE OF OUR SCHELEPPY FRIENDS! LOVE TO YOU!
Donation by Mary Ann AND RICH on 08/02/10
well done judith!!
Donation by david nicol on 07/02/10
Well done - Hadrian's Wall was just a practice !
Donation by Maundy Todd on 06/02/10
Well done Judith, Love Jane Lawson x
Donation by Jane Lawson on 02/02/10
Warmest congratulations; it is a splendid achievement in every respect.
Donation by Robin Forrest on 02/02/10
Go Judith Go !! Monday nights haven't been the same without you. All the guys send their very best to you. Wishing you strength and blister free feet x
Donation by Karen Smith on 02/02/10
Donation by Daniel Strickland on 01/02/10
You're an inspiration Judith - well done. A little tip for the Colonel who will be much missed.
Donation by Marcia Mercier on 01/02/10
A little addition to say thanks fo rthe basecamp updates..
Donation by Ian Summers on 01/02/10
Well done Judith - is Everest next year?!
Donation by jackie, alan and ross grant on 31/01/10
Well done my friend!
Donation by Wharfy & Co on 31/01/10
Great Work Judith - You are a star!!
Donation by Ivan & Katie on 30/01/10
'Well done' doesn't seem enough to say to you on your massive achievement! What a star you are. You are an inspiration and a true heroine. xxxxxxxx
Donation by alison lewis on 30/01/10
Giiirrll, you sure don show dem! Congrats from de West Indies! Lots of love, Millie and Jason xx
Donation by Jane Molle on 30/01/10
Well done Jude, fantastic news. Lots of love, Yvonne
Donation by Yvonne McAulay on 30/01/10
Donation by Gerald Burnett on 30/01/10
Donation by Kathryn Tilbury on 29/01/10
- * Online donations£9,982.00
- Offline donations£2,618.00
- Text donations£0.00
- Total raised£12,600.00
- Gift Aid£2,369.79
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