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Closed 17/07/2017

raised of £500 target by 27 supporters

    Weʼve raised £545 to help Pat get Ndina to the World Championships of Performing Arts in Los Angeles

    Funded on Monday, 17th July 2017

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    As many of you will know , since leaving Fleetwood High , where she taught science , Pat has been living and working in Namibia on and off for 20 years - first as a volunteer with VSO and then in the field of Children's Rights . During that time she became very close friends with a Namibian lady - Loidie Okazie who had just returned to Namibia after living in exile . Loidie was the sole carer of her granddaughter - Ndina and when Loidie died in 2008, the extended family asked Pat to take on the responsibility and Pat became Ndina's carer . As you can imagine , having a 6 year old come to live with you was something of a shock to the system ! Ndina is now 14 and is a very accomplished athlete - training at junior olympic level with the Namibian Rhythmic Gymnastic Team . She was selected to take part in the World Championships of Performing Arts in 2016 but Pat couldn't afford the costs so the organisers agreed to defer Ndina's place until this year . The total cost to Pat is going to be in the region of £11,000 and I hope that given Pat's circumstances ( still working very hard when most of her contemporaries are well retired !!! ) and the 'bumpy ride' that Ndina suffered in her first 6 years , some lovely people may be moved to support Pat in her efforts to get Ndina to the championships. Thank you in anticipation .



    • Alan Bennett3 years ago
      Alan Bennett

      Alan Bennett

      3 years ago

      We made it !!! Many thanks to all those who supported our efforts to get Pat and Ndina to LA . You have helped to make a big difference to the life of a lovely Namibian girl !! Thank you xxx

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    • Alan Bennett3 years ago
      Alan Bennett

      Alan Bennett

      3 years ago

      Amazing !!! Thank you to all of you !!! Not only have we passed the halfway mark but we've hit the magic £300 !! Pat has asked me to thank you all on her behalf !!!

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    • Veronica Ward

      Veronica Ward

      Jul 12, 2017

      To Pat - I think of you often . Great to hear about you and Ndina .Love Veronica


    • P&A H

      P&A H

      Jul 11, 2017

      Great work and good luck!


    • Steve Chalkley

      Steve Chalkley

      Jul 9, 2017

      Are we there yet?


    • Shirley Ingham

      Shirley Ingham

      Jul 6, 2017

      To Pat and Ndina ,Wishing you every success in LA !!Shirley xx


    • Ken Jowett

      Ken Jowett

      Jul 5, 2017

      All the best Pat xxx


    • Pat Southward

      Pat Southward

      Jul 3, 2017

      Good luck in L.A. Pat and Ndina !! With love from Pat, Helen and Michael Southward


    • Philip Whiteley

      Philip Whiteley

      Jul 1, 2017

      A worthy cause, good luck!


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