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Friday, 17 January 2014 | Posted by AJB1 at 00:34
2014 with be the 10th anniversary of our charity - Northampton Trustee Fund. We are setting out on our most ambitious fundraising venture to date - to fight off malaria in our village of Penyem in The Gambia. This will eventually involve major financial medical input in our health centre in the village. However to get things moving we are appealing for donations to buy mosquito nets. £5 will buy a net with your name on it! How can you help? - put a fiver in an envelope and send it to me at 11 Greenhills Close. Northampton. NN2 8EN ......BUT BEFORE YOU POST IT - get down the pub or wherever and make a collection from your friends - don't forget to include a list of names. A mosquito net will solve over 50% of the problems - ALL FOR A FIVER! Please share this with your friends. Thanks.
Tuesday, 14 January 2014 | Posted by AJB1 at 11:00
The next day was a rest day around the pool getting sunburnt – particularly at Pa’s juice bar on the beach.
The next day was another visit to Penyem to visit Salimata’s house, taking a sack of rice and some soap. Andrew Gomez came with me as Salimata’s father spoke very little English but was very welcoming. I was shown around the house which was made of mud and brick walls, a tin roof and mud floors. I was shown his wedding photos and given some peanuts which he had grown. They are very close knit families, growing maize, rice, peanuts, bananas and other fruits, keep chickens and goats and they seem very happy and content. I was sad to leave them.
It has been a wonderful experience and I thank Team Butler, Team Gambia, David and Joyce for putting up with me. I have such lovely memories.
Sunday, 5 January 2014 | Posted by AJB1 at 11:32
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