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Pageant Ethical Gifts - Did you know about Pageant's Ethical Gifts Scheme? [more details of our gift scheme] You can give our tokens for any celebration, providing help for schools, children and village communities in The Gambia.

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29 November 2018 - Pageant team have been in The Gambia Pippa, Carole, Regina and David have been in The Gambia for the regular November visit. Pippa kept us all up to date with their news with regular posts on the Pageant News blog. These posts have been copied to our page of collected posts on the Pageant website, so you can see them all in one place.

12 September 2018 - New Term - New Sponsorship Opportunities The new school term is starting in The Gambia, and also the new school year. All our children and young people who are looking for sponsorship will be moving up a grade and many will be changing schools. Now is the ideal time to start sponsoring one of these students. For further information about our scheme, have a look at our Sponsorship Information Page, and also at our Sponsorship Enquiry Page to see details of the students who need you help to continue their education.

7 August 2018 - Monitoring web page changes If you would like alerts when any of our pages gets changed, we can recommend some services which allow you to set this up. [see more details on this page]

10 July 2018 - Summer Party for Pageant members This year's Summer Party was held on Sunday, 8 July at Old School, Southwater. The event was well attended, with more than forty members, family and friends. All enjoyed an al-fresco lunch of both Gambian and British dishes. [Read Pippa's report]

11 June 2018 - MBE for Pageant Fundraiser - Carol Grace has been awarded an MBE (Member of the Order of the British Empire) "for services to the NHS and voluntary service to Education in The Gambia." More on her web page

11 June 2018 - Problems with our Forms - During a recent upgrade to the servers which host the Pageant website, a piece software which handles our on-line forms was removed. This meant that none of the forms on our pages were working for maybe several weeks, without us being aware of it. The server technical people have now fixed this, and with a small modification to our forms, all is now working again. Apologies to anyone who tried to use a form and it didn't work.

25 May 2018 - GDPR and Your Information - By now everyone must have heard about the new law which came into force today. The General Data Protection Regulation replaces the Data Protection Act 1998. GDPR governs how we collect your personal information, how we store it and how we use it. Pageant is confident that the ways in which we handle your information already comply with GDPR. We collect only the information we need for specified purposes, store it securely and only use it for lawfully permitted purposes. We will not pass on any information to third parties unless you tell us we can. GDPR also introduces rights which you have over your information, such as getting a copy, correcting any errors and having it completely erased We have updated our Privacy Policy to make it completely clear to everyone how Pageant handles your personal information.

Recent News

22 March 2018 - Give to Gambia - Report - Nick Taylor has been in The Soma area of The Gambia, helping schools and communities with projects funded from his fundraising activities. Now read this report which he has written about these projects.

9 March 2018 - Donation of Furniture - You may remember that last summer Pageant loaded a container with donated furniture from the old Leatherhead Food Research Association building - see this news item about packing the container, and then this description of the unpacking in The Gambia. This news has now made it into the local press, and you can read the article from this link.

2 February 2018 - February Gambia Visit - Once again a Pageant team, consisting of Pippa, Kathy and Andrew, are in The Gambia for the regular February visit. Once again Andrew is battling with an unreliable internet to post news on the Pageant News Blog. We are copying posts all his posts to this dedicated page on our website, so you can see everything in one place. Keep checking this page for news as it comes in.

11 January 2018 - Pageant Website Report - This year the Pageant AGM will be delayed until Sunday 4th March. However, the 2017 website report is already on-line, so you can read it in advance and be ready with your questions.

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