Shipment to The Gambia

by Beth Montgomery in Kirmington, England, United Kingdom

Shipment to The Gambia
We did it
On 11th January 2021 we successfully raised £160 ( + est. £25.00 Gift Aid ) with 8 supporters in 28 days

Raise funds to send a shipment to The Gambia of clothing, hygiene and medical supplies. Due to the pandemic they have lost tourism donations

by Beth Montgomery in Kirmington, England, United Kingdom

New stretch target

Buy baby bottles and medicine to send. 

In 2015 we visited The Gambia and was struck by the poverty. We actively looked for a non profit charity to support and spent some time with Sandy, founder of Goal For The Gambia charity. They support 3 schools and health services through 100% of donations that they get from tourism. We visited the schools, supported the children to have a beach day as many had never been to the beach, we also spent time with the families giving out donations. This experience really changed us as people. 

When we arrived home we soon began sponsoring a child to go to school and we have sent Rice 2 x yearly, we have raised money for a set of swings at the schools and sent 2 previous shipments of clothing and hygiene/ medical goods too. Unfortunately due to the pandemic the tourists have stopped visiting and the charity has suffered. Now more than ever the community needs medical supplies, clothing and hygiene products for the children and families. Hence why we have decided to do our largest collection yet. But we need your help, to send the shipment it can cost any where from £150 which is huge for the charity. Please help us to send these items to Gambia as they will really make a difference. 

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