‘Spend a Penny’ in Penyem Appeal

‘Spend a Penny’ in Penyem Appeal

Followers of our work in Penyem Village in The Gambia will know that last year we opened a new two classroom extension to the village school. This was built with materials funded by the charity. This year we have been fundraising towards the construction of a toilet building containing eight European style toilets, plus a staff toilet and shower. The work is almost complete, but we need a little extra to get there.

Those of you with older parents, grandparents or even great grandparents may have heard them say that they are going to ‘Spend a Penny’. This refers back to the days when public toilets had a lock that was operated by inserting a penny – hence ‘Spend a Penny!’
Therefore, we are launching from today the

‘Spend a Penny’ in Penyem Appeal.

We are asking all our supporters to get involved and get others involved whether it be at home, at school or at work. If you can help – it would be great. Maybe print this and display it on a bucket and leave it wherever you can, or simply collect loose change for yourself. Obviously, we are asking for pennies – but other coinage would be equally welcome!
This appeal needs a quick turnaround and all collections will need to be complete by 1 February 2013. On 11 February we will be visiting Penyem to see the completed building. With any money raised by the appeal we will want to supply important cleaning materials and equipment.
Please get in touch if you think you can help – remember – ‘Look after the pennies and the pounds will look after themselves!

Andrew and Anne Butler