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Gardens,School Fees and Soccer Kit

Reading Abbey Rotary Club In July I gave a presentation to the Club and explained that there are 14 children at Calvary School who cannot afford to pay their school fees. At the end of the evening 3 Rotarians each gave me £30 to sponsor a child for a years education.
Last week I received a cheque for £330 to sponsor the remaining 11 students. A massive thank you to the Club and its members for all their support.
Reading Matins Rotary Club Nicola Wilkinson, who set up the garden project at Banbury International School, Mabureh, Waterloo suggested that we install a well at the school to provide safe, clean water for the school & local community. On August 26th she organised a Great British Garden Party to raise funds.
The event was held in the beautiful home and garden of a Reading Matins Rotarian and guests were served afternoon tea, Pimms, and a delicious spread of home-made cakes, scones and savoury treats to a soundtrack of Proms style music, and to a welcome backdrop of late summer sunshine! A ‘Great British Amateur Bake Competition’ was held as part of the event, which attracted several fantastic cakes for judging – many of which had been elaborately decorated to resemble a well! All of the guests stepped up to the challenge of sampling each of the competition entries, and a very talented winner was selected.
The event raised £576, added to the other donations Nicola received took the grand total raised to £1000.
I have applied for a District Grant to “match” this and this will see the project fully funded and we plan to start work later this month.
A HUGE thank you to Nicola and all those who supported the event – I know it must have been really hard for you all to drink Pimms & eat cake!!
Funding information Since July 1st I have raised £6,110 and have pledges for another £5,190 which will come in during the next few weeks enabling work to start on building the well at Banbury International Community School and the library & laboratory at the Liverpool Community School. I would like to thank EVERYONE who has donated to help me continue to “Make A Real Difference”

On 1st September Books & Ink, Banbury held another “pay what you want” book sale to support my work towards building a library at the Liverpool Community School in Waterloo. The previous record of £265, which had only been set 6 weeks previously, was beaten and the sale raised an amazing £290. Sincere thanks, once again, to Sam, Karl & Sandra for ALL their hard work and continued support and also thanks to all those who supported the book sale so generously.

MANY sincere thanks to Peter Rhoades-Brown and all at Oxford United for the recent donation of football strips. In total 65 boys received a kit as a result of the generosity of OUFC with support from Joanna & Lorraine of Westminster Aviation Security Services who delivered the kits to my man on the ground in Freetown.

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