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7 March 2020 - Progress Towards Mobile Friendly - From 2015 to 2018 we undertook a programme of converting all our main web pages to a responsive format, so that they could be viewed equally well on large screen desktops and on small screen smartphones. We thought we had done enough to increase access from mobile devices, but this has remained at a fairly constant 30%. Further analysis indicates that the large number of unconverted 'archive' pages could be an issue with the Google search engine. So we may need to extend the conversion process until the entire website is responsive. Read more about it on this news page.

1 March 2020 - Pageant's February visit blog posts - Pippa, Kathy, Andrew and Joe are now all back in the UK after their February trip to The Gambia. The last Blog Post has been made and you can see all the posts in one place on this summary web page.

29 February 2020 - Christ's Hospital Steeplechase - Christ's Hospital (CH), an independent school near Horsham, has an annual inter-house cross country run known as the 'Steeplechase'. This year it takes place on 12 March. They have introduced sponsorship of the house teams for the first time. Peele B House have helped Pageant with fundraising in many ways for many years, so they have chosen to raise money for Pageant in this year's Steeplechase. If you have any association with Peele B House at CH, then you might like to consider helping Pageant by sponsoring their team via this Virgin Money Giving page.

16 February 2020 - 2019 Website Report - Unfortunately circumstances will probably prevent your webmaster from attending the AGM on 8 March. I have therefor put the 2019 Website Report online so that you can all read it in advance of the meeting. If you have any questions or comments I will be pleased to answer them by email. Please contact me by email - contact pageant webmaster

31 January 2020 - Pageant's February visit to The Gambia - On Tuesday 4 January, Pippa, Kathy and Andrew will be making their regular February trip to The Gambia. They will be accompanied for part of the visit by physics teacher, Joe Brock who has run our physics workshops in The Gambia many times before. The team will make their usual visits to students and their families to catch up with them and pay sponsorship monies. They will also be visiting schools to look at completed and part completed projects and to consider new projects. There will also be other usual numerous activities.

A large part of the visit will be devoted to running Science Workshops for student teachers at Gambia College, This year Pippa, Kathy and Wandifa will be running microscopy workshops, and Joe, Andrew, Yankuba and Abdoulie will be running physics workshops. Andrew will be making regular posts on Pageant's News Blog to keep you all up to date on what they are up to. We will be copying Andrew's posts onto this summary web page.

14 January 2020 - Carole Odumo visits Gambian Scouts Carole was recently in The Gambia where she visited the 2nd Kombo Scout Group which has links with the 1st Fetcham Scout Group in the UK. Read her account of her visit.

Recent News

5 December 2019 - Pageant team in The Gambia Pippa and Andy have been in The Gambia for the regular November visit. Andy organised the construction and installation of a large number of solar powered "homework lights" for Gambian children. Pippa kept us all up to date with their news, by sending txt and photos to Dave for posting on the Pageant News blog. All posts have been copied to our page of collected posts on the Pageant website, so you can see them all in one place.

30 October 2019 - Christmas Shopping with EasyFundraising Christmas is starting to creep up on us, and more and more of us are doing our shopping online. For some time now, Pageant has been part of the EasyFundraising scheme, where over 4,000 online retailers donate to Pageant a small percentage of the purchase price paid by our supporters - and all without costing an extra penny! We currently have 17 supporters who have raised nearly 300.

EasyFundraising is now offering a 5 bonus donation to Pageant when a new supporter reaches 5 with their shopping. Sign up now and help raise even more for Pageant. Please use the link on our EasyFundraising information page so that we get our bonus donations.

12 October 2019 - Shop at Amazon & Donate to Pageant Amazon has now launched Smile. If you shop at Amazon, you can register and select Pageant as your chosen charity, and we will get 0.5% of the purchase price of eligible products that you buy. For details of how to sign up, please see our Amazon Smile information page. Remember that you can still raise money for Pageant at around 4,000 other retailers using EasyFundraising. See details on our EasyFundraising information page.

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