news > Fundraising for Aj Sherimang nursery
Pageant news 26 October 2010
Nicola Biles is a 20 year old teaching student at the University of Cumbria and a Pageant member. She recently visited
the Gambia and helped out at the Aj Sherimang nursery in Gunjur,
doing craft activities with the children. The school, which opened
last year, teaches 57 children, all aged under six, and is in
desperate need of financial assistance in order to develop and
continue educating children.
Nicola organised a Moonlit Fancy Dress
Sponsored 10 mile Walk from Barrow to Ulverston. Approximately 20 people took
part and they raised almost £500.
some of the walkers
even fairies need
Nicola also wrote to local companies and received further funding from
them. She is now planning how to spend these funds on developing
the nursery - possibly some sort of kitchen
facilities. Nicola's younger sister is currently organising a fancy dress day at
her college to raise even more for the nursery.
Nicola, together with her sister and mother,
is returning to The Gambia on News Year's Day, and will visit Aj Sherimang
nursery to give each child with a pencil case and
exercise book. She has purchased children's reading books to try
to set up a reading facility, and some CDs and CD player to allow
the children to listen to nursery rhymes and sing along. She has
also bought some A4 lined
refill pads and over 100 colour pencils.