Cycling for Brummana High School bursary fund.

Cycling for Brummana High School bursary fund.

£1,655

+ estimated £298 Gift Aid
£500 target

41 supporters



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Marion Gaze

£10 + an est. £2.50 in Gift Aid 20th Oct 2020 22:12


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Jackie Gilbert

£50 + an est. £12.50 in Gift Aid 20th Oct 2020 20:15


Started on 29th September 2020 Hinton, England, United Kingdom

Brummana High School (BHS)

Originally funded by British Quakers about 150 years ago, BHS sits in the hills overlooking Beirut in Lebanon and is considered one of the best schools in the Middle East. It has about 1,250 mostly local students, from a whole range of backgrounds. Lebanon is a tiny and troubled country, divided by sectarian differences and regional conflict. BHS provides a haven of tolerance, continuity, stability and safety, when unity and leadership are needed more than ever  

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Crisis.

Lebanon is in a state of collapse following the massive explosion in Beirut's port area on August 4th, which came on top of Covid19 and economic and political meltdown, following years of conflict in the region. Hundreds of thousands of people have lost their homes, their savings, their income and there is no safety net. 

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Need.

There is little state education provision in Lebanon: 80% of children attend private schools and although fees at BHS are very modest, 50% of children there now need financial help to stay in education. Education holds the key to hope for a better future for children caught up in problems not of their own making. Whatever help you can give will help them use that key.

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My motivation

I have family roots at Brummana High School and last year I went to visit. I've known about it all my life, and used to work in education, so I was keen to see it for myself... as many of my friends will know, I have a critical eye when it comes to education, but honestly, I was blown away! 

So, because kids in Lebanon need all the help and hope they can get and supporting BHS bursary fund is a good, safe way to do that, over the next few weeks I'm aiming to cycle 500 miles in the East, for the East.

By the way, you may like to know that ALL donations go direct to the BHS bursary fund, although you can choose to contribute to Crowdfunder's costs if you want.

Thankyou  X

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Virginia Storey commented

Great effort Sarah 🥇

22nd October 2020 at 11:03pm
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Virginia Storey pledged £25 + an est. £6.25 in Gift Aid
22nd October 2020 at 11:01pm
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Marion gaze pledged £10 + an est. £2.50 in Gift Aid
20th October 2020 at 10:12pm
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Jackie Gilbert commented

Well done Sarah

20th October 2020 at 8:19pm
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Jackie Gilbert pledged £50 + an est. £12.50 in Gift Aid
20th October 2020 at 8:15pm
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Anonymous pledged £10 + an est. £2.50 in Gift Aid

20th October 2020 at 8:10pm

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Caroline Hunt commented

Fantastic effort for a great cause!

20th October 2020 at 8:07pm
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Anonymous pledged £500 + an est. £125.00 in Gift Aid

20th October 2020 at 8:06pm

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Anonymous pledged £10 + an est. £2.50 in Gift Aid

20th October 2020 at 7:34pm

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Anonymous pledged £10

20th October 2020 at 4:35pm

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Melanie Horwood commented

A good organisation. A much needed school

20th October 2020 at 12:57pm
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Melanie Horwood pledged £20 + an est. £5.00 in Gift Aid
20th October 2020 at 12:56pm

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