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Fundraising for Pageant - News 27 July 2007

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Horsham Rotary Club

Every summer, Pageant holds an 'Open House' day for Pageant members. This year it was on Sunday, 15 July and 52 members attended, together with two Gambians who were visiting the UK. Ian and Pippa were delighted to welcome two members of Horsham Rotary Club, President John le Rossignol and David Daniels, who came to present a cheque for 1000 from their International Committee. Our thanks to all Horsham Rotary Club members for their generosity. In the picture below are (left to right) Ishmaila Sanyang (Smiley), David Daniels, John le Rossignol, Ian, Bakary Congira and Pippa.

John le Rossignol of Horsham Rotary presents a cheque for 1000

Bakary is studying Health Care to work in up-country clinics in The Gambia, and money raised by charging for lunch was given to him to help with his work.

The Boar's Head - fundraising evening

Smiley is a barman in a Gambian hotel, and after the Open House, Ian and Pippa took him to the Boar's Head in Horsham for a reviving drink. As a result, the landlord, David Harding, and his wife Laura put on a charity fundraising evening on 27 July, called 'Out of Africa',  There was live music, a raffle, fancy dress and a Gambian mini market. This raised 127 for Pageant, not at all bad considering the APPALLING weather. Our thanks to our hosts for all their efforts on our behalf.

Mayor of Haslemere's chosen charity

Ian's brother, Brian Howard, named Pageant as one of his two chosen charities when he was made Mayor of Haslemere in May 2006. Fundraising events included a Burns Dinner and a celebration to mark the Chinese New Year of the Pig. (see news item on 3700 has been raised for Pageant during Brian's year of office. We would like to thank the Haslemere fund-raisers very much indeed, and look forward to being able to fund a really worthwhile project with this donation.

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Brian Howard


Pageant is a UK Charity - Registered No 1093963

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