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Sian's Coast to Coast cycle challenge page

Fundraising for The John Holmes Educational Trust For Eritrea

89 %
£3,582.44
raised of £4,000 target
by 142 supporters
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  • Team members: Sat Virk, Lynne Kitchingman, Steve Thomas, Jenny Ryatt, Jane Plastow, Sue McCreath, Will Plastow, Matthew Elliot
  • Event: The Way of The Roses Coast to Coast, 21 Jun 2014 to 23 Jun 2014

The John Holmes Educational Trust For Eritrea

We help rural schools in Eritrea to improve opportunities for their pupils

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I have been involved in fund-raising for this trust for 4 years and in that time I have visited Eritrea 3 times to see how the money is being spent.

In the last 4 years, your donations through sponsored events like this cycle challenge have made a huge difference to the lives of children and teachers in rural Eritrea.

We have supplied solar-powered computers and lights; repaired and replaced desks and chairs; built a library and stocked it with books; supplied new books, games and sporting equipment; whitewashed classroom walls and put new floors in.

At present, the villagers of Bogu are using funds raised by the trust to build a rainwater harvester, which will use the corrugated roof of the school to collect fresh water for the whole village.  Thankyou for your donation! 

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