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£305raised of £500 target by 8 supporters

    Weʼve raised £305 to spend on projects which Ellie will help choose during her December 2018 trip to Gambia.

    Herons Ghyll, Uckfield, UK
    Funded on Friday, 30th November 2018

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    Last year I visited Gambia with Crowborough's Beacon Academy Sixth Form's Gambia project. (Learn more about the Gambia trip)

    Within small groups, we visited nearby villages who were asking for funding for local individual projects including: medication for area health centres, fencing to protect crops from animals, fencing to go around toilets to enable them to apply for the World Food Programme, paying for 2 students to go to university, water pumps for a whole village, water pump for a school, staff quarters for a school, village milling machine, solar batteries for staff quarters at a school and building a pharmacy, amongst many others. Beacon Academy's total funding raised by the school and pupils last year was £38,000. This enabled some of the funding requests listed above to be fulfilled.

    These are the children of the village and it was important to see the situations that they lived in everyday which made me want to go back this year.

    I will be returning this year in December 2018. I will be able to see how much progress has been made on these projects and will hear new requests for funding for new schemes.

    Everyone who goes to Gambia with Beacon is tasked with raising £500 minimum to go towards the total amount raised.

    By cutting my hair I'm going to help children in this country as well as in Africa.

    Over the remaining months to December I will be having my hair cut off (not shaved!) to above shoulder length - see above (my hair will be sent to a children's charity which makes wigs for children who have suffered hair loss due to life-threatening illnesses). I will be selling home-made goods at local village and school fetes and hope to organise at least one event such as a quiz-night.

    All the money raised goes towards the Gambia project total taken by Crowborough Beacon Academy to fund projects brought to the school for funding in December 2018.

    The village elders welcomed us and spoke to us about the different projects they wanted to be funded.



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      • Diana Bowley

        Diana Bowley

        Aug 7, 2018

        Well done Ellie - love Di and Pete, Guy and Pip


      • Jason Lower

        Jason Lower

        Aug 2, 2018


      • Lizi Camsell

        Lizi Camsell

        Jul 20, 2018

        Sorry I don’t have more! xx


      • Celia Hunter

        Celia Hunter

        Jul 20, 2018

        You are a queen!!! I so admire you xxx


      • Annette


        Jul 9, 2018

        Ellie you know that I have always liked short hair , so here goes£50.00 from Auntie Annette


      • Jane Mercer

        Jane Mercer

        Jul 6, 2018

        Go Ellie! You're making a difference and you're awesome! Love Aunty Jane!


      • Uncle Colin and Auntie Ruth

        Uncle Colin and Auntie Ruth

        Jul 1, 2018

        Good luck Ellie


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      Ellie Rowland

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      Herons Ghyll, Uckfield, UK

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