Alan Shand

Alan's Ultra's and beyond

Fundraising for Exilda's Angels
raised of £24,500 target
by 48 supporters
Exilda's Angels

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RCN 1141241
We Relieving poverty by providing Education to Develop and build a sustainable future


In 2014 a 1 x 3 classroom Primary School was opened in the Village of Chita in Zambia.  This followed fundraising by a charity, Exilda’s Angels, which provided materials, with construction labour provided by the local community.  Then in 2015, the accompanying headteachers house was completed and occupied. Among the many fundraising activities with his team, Alan Shand, chair of the charity’s Trustees, ran a series of Marathons.

The school has been very successful and is currently 8th out of 350 in Zambia Northern Provinces league table. The desire to learn is strong with pupil numbers increasing from 100 to 462.  To cope with this, classes have been run in “shifts” and the community has built additional classrooms out of mud blocks.

We are now planning the next phase to build two additional classrooms (which will replace the temporary block) and Alan will be running again, planning to run the Cape Wrath Ultra in 2024.

For more information and pictures about building the existing school and plans for the future see: 

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About the charity

Exilda's Angels

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RCN 1141241
Our Mission is to relieve the poverty of the people of Chita community, Mpika, Zambia, by providing basic and future education, clean water & sanitation to encourage and build a future for themselves. Our vision is for thriving, healthy and sustainable communities in the district.

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