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£921raised of £4,000 target by 44 supporters

    Weʼve raised £921 to fund the digging of a well to provide water for the villagers and for students of the Colourful Dreams School near Mangochi in Malawi.

    Funded on Wednesday, 28th December 2016

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    During my Gap Year in Malawi I had the pleasure to meet Thom Symon who has single handedly built a school to provide basic education for the young people in his village and surrounding area. Thom is a talented artist and uses funds from selling his work to support the school.
    Thom tried to dig a well but, because he couldn't dig it deep enough, it has since dried up meaning the school has no water and the villagers have to carry water from the lake, which is contaminated and not suitable for drinking.
    I want to raise enough funds to be able to employ a company to dig a deep well which will be guaranteed to serve the community for life with fresh water.
    I have secured a quote from a reputable company and require £4000. The company employs Malawian labour so the project will therefore also create jobs and income for some of the local people.
    Thom is an inspiring man. I was overwhelmed with his generosity of time, energy, dedication and spirit, often in extremely difficult circumstances and I would like to help secure the future of his village and school by providing them with one of our most basic needs - fresh water.
    I would really appreciate your support with this project.



    • katie park-brown2 years ago
      katie park-brown

      katie park-brown

      2 years ago

      Amazing heartfelt thank you to Darlington Rotary Club for their awesome donation of £1000! This will go a long way to making the dream of a well at Thom's school a.reality. The gift of fresh water is something that we so take for granted-something we don't consider a gift but a right. We have the power to make it a never forgotten gift. Can we raise the £4000 target in time to make it a Christmas gift? Please help by sharing this post withnyour friends and family. Thank you!

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    • katie park-brown2 years ago
      katie park-brown

      katie park-brown

      2 years ago

      Wow! Thank you! Including off-line donations the total now stands at £405! Immense. Big thanks to my brother Tom for running the Richmond 10k last weekend and the Ealing half marathon this weekend, and to my friend Charlie for running the Nottingham half marathon, all to raise funds for the Colourful Dreams Well. Thank you! Thank you!

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    Page last updated on: 12/23/2016 11:11 PM



    • The Hacks

      The Hacks

      Dec 23, 2016

      Happy Christmas Everyone! Love from the Hacks xxxxx


    • James Colwell

      James Colwell

      Oct 19, 2016

      Good luck Katie! - J


    • Sylvia


      Oct 3, 2016

      Well done Charlie and all. Fabulous cause.


    • Andrew Pennington

      Andrew Pennington

      Oct 3, 2016

      Congratulations Tom. Great achievement by you to get round in once piece!


    • Phil Smith

      Phil Smith

      Oct 2, 2016


    • Dad


      Oct 2, 2016


    • Allison Brown

      Allison Brown

      Oct 2, 2016

      Well done Tom! Mega achievement after what you've been through. Keep up the spinning! If you commit to GNR2017, I will too!! (What am I saying). The well is getting ever deeper Katie! Exciting!


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