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£415raised of £2,000 target by 20 supporters

    Weʼve raised £415 to Bring a special gift of Christmas to the orphanages in Zambia

    Location
    Belfast, United Kingdom
    Time left
    Funded on Sunday, 11th December 2016

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    During a charity trip to Zambia in 2007 and two years later, I returned in 2009 to spend several weeks living in one of the worlds most deprived third world countries.

    In advance of my journey, myself and 14 others fundraised over £35,000 in 2007 and a further £48,000 in 2009, to bring in person to be distributed among the schools, orphanages & health units, to fund learning materials, food, clothing, and medical supplies.

    In order to know where to distribute the funds to, we spent hours every day teaching in schools, supporting orphanages and working in the hospitals, and building new places to eat, sleep and learn. This way we experienced first hand the difficulties and endeavours the teachers, doctors, nurses, care staff and other support workers faced in these challenging conditions.

    It is unbelievable that bandages, clean water, pens and pencils, writing lads, pain relief, and anti malarial medication are a luxury, and ant-retroviral medication for managing HIV/AIDS is rarely available.

    A country surrounded in the beauty of the Victoria Falls, a natural wonder of the world, Safari parks and of course the people, It's eye-opening to see what lies beneath this world viewed facade.

    The level of excitement, gratitude and appreciation by the children experienced in the various orphanages in Lusaka, Livingstone and the areas across this southern African country was very humbling. We were there to bring funds in the form of cash, but the children, like in the modern world, or perhaps not, money is not important or of seeming value, it's the product or purchase from this cash that is cause of smiles and excitement, not the £ signs.

    I am asking for help to raise money to send to these children to bring Christmas to them. Too often shoebox appeals are interrupted by customs and excise interferance. My plan is to send as much money as I can to support workers in Zambia to purchase Christmas presents for the orphaned children.

    Thank you

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      • Denise Maghie

        Denise Maghie

        Dec 7, 2016

        Great cause. Would love to be able to do more for such deserving children x

      • Barbara Hughes

        Barbara Hughes

        Dec 7, 2016

        Very kind thing your doing Eoin x

        £10.00

      • Neil Dalzell

        Neil Dalzell

        Dec 7, 2016

        All the best Eoin.

        £20.00

      • Aisling Farrell

        Aisling Farrell

        Dec 7, 2016

        Well Done Eoin..... for such a great cause that holds a very special place in your heart!!

        £20.00

      • Kenny Kane

        Kenny Kane

        Dec 7, 2016

      • Anonymous

        Anonymous

        Dec 7, 2016

        Best of luck. I hope you reach the target.

        £30.00

      • Jim Lennon

        Jim Lennon

        Nov 17, 2016

        Glad to help such a worthwhile cause

        £30.00

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      Eoi McGrath

      Eoi McGrath

      Belfast, United Kingdom

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