Pageant News 5 October
Pippa reports that Pageant has gratefully received donations of
money raised by a number of fundraising events:
We have just received an amazing £4,932.94
This was raised for us during the last
school year. I gather most of the money was raised at special events
during Charity Week at the end of the 2008 summer term. We went to Downsend on the Friday before Charity Week to give a presentation to
the school children and staff about Pageant, but had no idea that
they would raise such a staggering sum! We are going to decide on
the project on which to spend their donation while we are in The
in a couple of weeks' time.
Mannings Heath Millennium Club
£675 from the Millennium Club of
Mannings Heath, a village near
Horsham. The money was raised by holding a 'Last Night of the Proms'
party in the village hall, where people took along their own food
and wine for a dinner party and the televised programme was projected
onto the white sloping ceiling at one side of the hall. We went
along as invited guests and had a great evening - lots of hats and
flags and the odd 'hooter' all added to the atmosphere.
Horsham Rotary Club
We received £200 from the
Rotary Club of Horsham. The
Chairman of the International Committee wrote "The Rotary Club of
Horsham is most impressed with the work you are doing for The Gambia
and agreed at the last business meeting to provide support for you."
Horsham Inner Wheel
While thinking of the Rotary Club donation, I should add that we had
a donation of £650 in July from the ladies of Horsham Inner Wheel -
this was raised by a Ram Roast run as a fund-raiser on our behalf.
We have spent this money on continuing the construction of the Sika
Women's village market hall and the donation from the Millennium Club
will complete the project when we take it out to The Gambia in October.