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£385raised of £1,000 target by 18 supporters

    Weʼve raised £385 to to pay school fees and expenses for Ghanaian children and young people, by having a sponsored shave

    Location
    Caernarfon, United Kingdom
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    Funded on Friday, 30th December 2016

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    The only way to change the poverty situation in Ghana is to educate the young people so they can learn how to change things themselves. It`s the same principle as "Give a man a fish and you feed him for a day - teach the man How to fish and you feed him for life"
    We all want the young people in this "developing country" to learn how to develop it themselves, for the good of the nation, rather than have it developed by foreign corporations for the benefit of just the privileged few.

    To see the effects of poverty on tv or youtube, or other media is bad enough, but to see it first hand, and to witness the frustration it brings to families who cannot afford to send their children to school; this opens up a different set of feelings and a desire to help.

    Our plan is to continue to help fund the 5 families that we know, until they are able to complete their schooling, or until their circumstances change so that they can afford it themselves.
    If your generosity is sufficient, we will look to help other families also.

    Although we have set our target amount to £5000, this is just to satisfy the requirements for the near future. We are hopeful that generous benefactors will contribute. If this is the case, who knows what the possibilities might be. There are villages with no schools at all. Indeed I have been offered land to build a school if we raise enough money.......a wonderful vision, that is.

    But feet on the ground for now......and a plea for you to look at your abundance and to give what you can.
    Another great way to help is by sharing my link on your timeline. The bigger the audience, the bigger the hope

    If we have any success, I will post updates on this page to let you see what is happening with your money.

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    • Peter Thornton

      Peter Thornton

      3 months ago

      Peter Thornton

      This poster is completely wrong for purpose, and yet strangely, I chose to use it. First you must disregard the Martini..........007 is the only person I`ve ever seen actually drink one. And second, you should disregard the actual message coz in 2 days it will be too late to donate. I had hoped that the appeal would touch more of you, even thoughts of building a school, would you believe. But I give sincere gratitude to those of you who have given already and to those who may yet give.

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    • Peter Thornton

      Peter Thornton

      3 months ago

      Peter Thornton

      This is the Lardi family. They are at the core of this appeal. There is Mama, Gladys, her 2 sons...Bilal aged 3 and Sule 16. Her bro Emma lives there also. And Zadick, Gladys and Emma`s nephew. I don`t know the details, I just know that Gladys is raising him. They own the building that they live in and Gladys and Emma work when they can. But imagine the demands to feed them all, let alone educate them. It will be impossible without help.......our help and yours, if you will

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    • Peter Thornton

      Peter Thornton

      3 months ago

      Peter Thornton

      Robert, heartfelt thanks to you my friend, for the money and the support. We both know that the Boss notices every time we give of ourselves or our means, willingly, ......and hey, what is better than being noticed by the Boss?

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    18

    • Derek Hoggarth

      Derek Hoggarth

      Dec 29, 2016

      well done Pete, you can only try.

    • Robert Hatch

      Robert Hatch

      Dec 11, 2016

      Keep up the hood work Peter!

      £20.00

    • Olivia Short

      Olivia Short

      Nov 17, 2016

      From Livi, Anne O'keeffe's daughter. I hope you reach your goal

      £5.00

    About the fundraiser
    Peter Thornton

    Peter Thornton

    Caernarfon, United Kingdom

    After establishing a family friendship via the internet, Barbara and I visited Ghana and saw how families must choose between feeding their children or educating them. Initially, we decided to help 5 families. We have limited resources and so ask you to help our cause

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