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Posts from — March 2013

Brikama Medina Gains Malaria Nets To Save Lives

Presentation of an Olyset Net to one of the mother's in Brikama Medina

The village of Brikama Medina has a population of around 1500 but has suffered badly through loss of life to children from birth to the age of 5 to malaria. Last year alone over 100 children died from malaria.This to us is so soul destroying. But we have made some difference thanks to Olyset Nets who made us a kind donation of 40 impregnated mosquito nets which we donated to the village (thanks to Thomas Cook also who allowed us to take them free of charge on our flight) and now 120 women and children are safe from the mosquito at night for up to 10 years fantastic.

Since these nets were given out malaria has reduced by around 50% in this village. Success you may say well for all those who have a malaria net that is. Mosquito nets were also distributed to Farato and Busumbala where they too have shown a large reduction in malaria deaths. We alone cannot do everything but now you can do your bit.

JUST a £10 donation can buy a malaria net. These are not the impregnated ones but will still give a family protection when sleeping. So it seems that just a little can make such a difference.

March 23, 2013   No Comments

FSI Confirms Winner of A Brand New Car

Who are the FSI? The Foundation of Social Improvement who give most of their resources “FREE” to participating Charities.

The Great Big small Charity Car Draw Winner is…

Last week saw the culmination of months of hard work accross the UK.
Thousands of breaths were held, fingers crossed and stars wished upon, as the time had come to select the winning ticket for the Great Big small Charity Car Draw.

Winner 2013

Phill Butler
Ticket No. 051246


Car Draw Facts
•Phill has won a brand spanking new Kia Picanto!
•The winning ticket was drawn by the FSI’s CEO Pauline Broomhead during the FSI Workshop on Tuesday 19th February 2013.
•This year the winner bought his ticket from Karmic Angels, a small charity based in Liverpool helping people overcome poverty in the Gambia, who raised £1,514 for their charity through ticket sales.
•193 small charities took part this year and between them raised the whopping total of £53,000.

We would like to say a big *thank you* to all the charities that took part this year and to all their supporters who bought tickets.

The next Draw will be launched during Fundraising Day of Small Charity Week 2013, which runs this year between 17th – 22nd June.

And the winner is

March 1, 2013   No Comments