I am running the Loch Ness Marathon (26.2 Miles) on September 29th and Climbing Ben Nevis (1340metres) in Summer 2013 to raise funds for this wonderful cause, the Nora Docherty Primary School in Malawi. Specifically I aim to raise enough funding to provide 1000 pupils a Mosquito Net in order to prevent Malaria and allow them a chance to complete Primary Education.
This School is sponsored by my Aunt and was built with support from the Hunter Foundation. The ongoing running costs, servicing and improvements to the School rely on sponsorship and fundraising. The school is named after my late Granmother who was a wonderful kind and caring person.
The school has been running for over 5 years now and is educating over 1000 pupils despite the initial plan to hold 500 pupils. There have been many great initiatives set up at the school including a feeding programme with Mary's Meals and a new water well for safe drinking water provided. Other regular initiatives include annual provision of uniforms and learning materials.
The aim now is to not only maintain this service but also to build on it with new initiatives. One of these is to provide Mosquito Nets to all pupils so that they do not get sick from Malaria and miss their education. Another is to provide a secondary education for a small number of pupils from the school annually if possible. My initial aim is to provide funding to help provide materials and resources to produce Mosquito Nets for the pupils. The materials will be bought in Malawi and produced by local people so this will also assist the local community and economy opposed to buying and shipping at an inflated cost.
By sponsoring this event you can also be proud that you are directly protecting a child in this way and enabling their education to ensure Malawi has a better chance of a bright future through their own children.
This is a unique opportunity to see the donation you make turning into a visible improvement in the hands of those whom you intended your donation for and to see the difference this makes.
At same time new initiatives will be underway to improve education and maintain provision of equipment and facilites at the school. You can keep upto date on what is provided before and after the event on this page and facebook thereafter.
£5 donation = 1 Mosquito Net at least.
£10 = min of 2, hopefully more Mosquito Nets.
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Many Thanks for your support in advance