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Weʼre raising £1,000 to help fund Festival Churches' team investment in schools and agricultural projects in rural Zambia, with Kingsway Educational Initiatives.

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In October, a team are going out from Festival Churches to south western Zambia to connect with the local community and build relationship. Our intention is to build a long term relationship through the work of Kingsway Educational Initiatives that will enhance education opportunities and business prospects (through agricultural projects) in the area. This is our first trip with a team. They are a wonderfully diverse bunch; from teens to grandparents, firefighter to farmer, students to teachers, and business owners. All have an interest in how best to invest time, energy and resources to benefit the local community.

Kingsway Educational Initiatives have been working in the area for nearly a decade and Festival Churches are partnering with their work and projects to help expand their schools and agricultural work. See

To help support the team going out in October, I am looking for sponsorship as I do my first Open Water Swimming Race. I am swimming in the Big Bala Swim on June 2nd:
I have never done anything like it and to call it a race is a joke for me as completing the course, not competing, will be my great achievement. This time last year I weighed the same as my six foot teenage sons (I am five foot) and was extremely unfit, but after a year of careful eating and regular exercise I find myself two and a half stone lighter, able to fit into my teenage daughter's clothes and considerably fitter! So to put this new found fitness to the test, I choose to swim 1.5km of open water. Would you be willing to sponsor me?

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    • David Kenneth Sharpe

      David Kenneth Sharpe

      Jun 26, 2018

      Well done Emily! What a great achievement and cause. Sarah, Dave and the tribe xx


    • Anonymous


      Jun 9, 2018

      Well done! Next time I'm coming! Just need the wetsuit :-0


    • Anonymous


      Jun 5, 2018

      Cash donations


    • Ste and Becky

      Ste and Becky

      Jun 3, 2018



    • Sara Duggan

      Sara Duggan

      May 28, 2018

      Good luck amazing lady. I am so impressed!

    • Margaret Porter

      Margaret Porter

      May 17, 2018

      Go for it Emily. You are amazing.

    • Esther from Chester

      Esther from Chester

      May 14, 2018

      Such a brilliant cause, you are superwoman!


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