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Pageant Ethical Gifts - Did you know about Pageant's Ethical Gifts Scheme?  You can give our tokens for any celebration, providing help for schools, children and village communities in The Gambia.
2 November 2017 - November trip - blog posts A Pageant team are in The Gambia from 7th to 27th November. Andrew will be keeping us up to date with their news with blog posts, and these will be copied to our. Keep checking for daily updates from 7th.
1 November 2017 - Pageant website issues - A page for people interested in how our website is built and maintained.
17 October 2017 - Wandifa's page updated - Our main agent in The Gambia is Wandifa Saidykhan. We have just updated his web page with stories from other pages and brought it right up to date.
28 September 2017 - Another container for The Gambia
- Our 2017 summer container is on its way to The Gambia. Pageant members
and other helpers stuffed it full with furniture and many other items on
Saturday 16 September at the old Leatherhead Food RA building, with the
permission of the current site owners, Titan Properties Ltd. Our grateful
thanks to Titan for providing the facilities for loading the container,
for providing security while we were there and for allowing us to help
ourselves to a lot of furniture and other items which were still in the
building. Also our thanks to our splendid team of packers.
18 September 2017 - Cycling Croatia for Pageant In August 2017, Ben Johnstone and Fedor Stürken undertook a sponsored cycle ride along the Croatian coast. They rode from Split to Pula, a distance of about 450km, with only bikes and sleeping bags and raised over £1000 for Pageant. Ben & Fedor are ex-students of, which has strong links with Pageant. They raised most of sponsorship via a which is still open for donations - so it's not too late for you to add a bit more!
Pageant has a number of projects in The Gambia where this money would make a tremendous difference. Ben and Fedor will soon be choosing which project (or projects) they would like to help, and it should be possible to get things started when a Pageant team visits The Gambia in November.
3 September 2017 - New school year in The Gambia - As here in the UK, September marks the start of a new school year in The Gambia. All the students Pageant helps have moved up a grade, and many have changed to new schools. Please have a look atto see the students still looking for sponsorship. Maybe you can help.
3 August 2017 - Pageant website is mobile friendly Mobile phones have now overtaken desktops and laptops as the main means of accessing the internet. We have a programme of converting all our main website pages to 'responsive' format - so that they can be accessed with equal ease no matter what the screen size of the device. At present 139 out of a total of 376 pages are in responsive format. This may seem to be a small proportion, but most of the unconverted pages are archives which are seldom accessed. Looking at pages viewed this year so far, 84% of these views were to responsive pages. Despite this most of our users are using large screen devices. Only about a quarter access our website from smartphones.
11 July 2017 - Battle Rotary Club supports Pageant's work - David Daniels CBE, President of the Rotary Club of Battle, presented Pippa and Andrew with a cheque for £500 at Pageant's annual members' summer party.