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£640raised of £12,000 target by 22 supporters

    Weʼve raised £640 to We are helping a deprived preschool in Gambia which faces closure due to lack of funds. Please read our full story to understand our aims.

    Uckfield, United Kingdom
    Funded on Monday, 17th July 2017

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    Story

    Over the last few years we have been personally helping a lady called Bernadette with the preschool she volunteers to work at. When we first visited the school we took colouring pencils, colouring books, pencil sharpeners and rubbers. Bernadette and the children were thrilled but it soon came clear that more help was needed. Organised tours go to bigger schools, this school gets missed as do others. We decided to investigate more, we found most the children wear a uniform which was lovely. The parents pick these up 2nd hand in the markets. Some even had rucksacks. The classroom however was in a poor state. The floor was uneven with big holes in it and boiling hot - so much so that one little girl was sick. Bernadette had done her best with posters she had bought or written (with her own money from working as a waitress in the evenings) we organised electric to be put into the room and got a fan fitted. We got the classroom floor concreted, the walls painted and the blackboard re-painted. On visiting in 2017 they were in 2 months debt of rent, this is due to parents unable to afford £1 a term per child. This money is meant to pay the rent, if not the doors are locked. We paid this, which was about £65. So the landlord won't lock the doors. We were talking to Bernadette about what help would be best for a long term solution. There is a plot of land that can be bought for £7000 if they can buy the land they would then need £4000 to build 2 classrooms, an office, a toilet as well as electric and running water. The toilet consists of a hut with no roof and a drain that the children squat over, no form of hygiene. Bernadette fills a bin full of water and puts it in the classroom by the door, the children share the cup and use that for the day. We are aware people donate to other charities. As we have been visiting the school over the past few years, it breaks our hearts to see the poor conditions they are in, and all just so they can learn. Any donations will helpful.

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    • Hayley Page .Tanya Catt . Tim Catt, Our Gambia Project2 years ago
      Hayley Page .Tanya Catt . Tim Catt, Our Gambia Project

      Hayley Page .Tanya Catt . Tim Catt, Our Gambia Project

      2 years ago
      Update from the Page owner

      Thank you all for helping us raise £640 , our page has run out of time so we are organising another to continue to raise money . So bare with us

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    • Hayley Page .Tanya Catt . Tim Catt, Our Gambia Project2 years ago
      Hayley Page .Tanya Catt . Tim Catt, Our Gambia Project

      Hayley Page .Tanya Catt . Tim Catt, Our Gambia Project

      2 years ago

      We are not anywhere near getting the money to buy some land, please help us . Donate today, only 5 minutes of your time but a lifetime of helping others if we succeed.

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    2 years ago

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    Page last updated on: 7/7/2017 7:56 AM

    Supporters

    22

    • Anonymous

      Anonymous

      Jul 7, 2017

      Good luck, great project!

      £10.00

    • Liz catt

      Liz catt

      Jul 1, 2017

      £100.00

    • Tanya Catt

      Tanya Catt

      Jun 30, 2017

      Just sold my 2 net books £50 each so money going to Gambia like I promised

      £100.00

    • Anonymous

      Anonymous

      Jun 28, 2017

      An amazing project, I wish I could donate more.

      £100.00

    • Ben Acey

      Ben Acey

      Jun 21, 2017

      Great cause from great local people! Support these guys!

      £30.00

    • Jamie Coyne

      Jamie Coyne

      Jun 21, 2017

      £50.00

    • Jason Bailey

      Jason Bailey

      May 9, 2017

      A great cause

      £10.00

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    Hayley Page .Tanya Catt . Tim Catt, Our Gambia Project

    Hayley Page .Tanya Catt . Tim Catt, Our Gambia Project

    Uckfield, United Kingdom

    we thank everyone in advance for you donation. I am sure £5 to you and I can be given and would only put a little or no dent in our pocket but to our project this could grow huge and make a lot of children and their families lives change, with a better start to their education.

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