***Donate and Win one of my original paintings***
100% of every donation goes where it is supposed too.
Raffle to be drawn on the 14th March
Minimum £5 donation to enter. Every £5 donated gets you a ticket in the Raflle
I am donating one of my original watercolours to the UK registered charity GOAL for the Gambia to help them raise vital funds.
The fundraising is continuous, but if you want to be included in the raffle to win this painting, you must donate before 14th March.
“I am fundraising to help the continued work that still needs doing at Kitty school. Just one of the many projects ongoing by the charity. The original classroom blocks are three small classrooms, each of which are far too small for class sizes. The project will make 2 decent size classrooms in each of the two buildings so they can be used again
Every child should have the right to an education, by donating to this fundraiser you can help them towards this acheivement.
The raffle will close on 14th March. All bidders must either leave their email address or telephone number in the "leave a message" box when they place their bid or, email it to Stephie at firstname.lastname@example.org. All entries will be put in to a hat and one of the children at The Bantangba nursery in The Gambia will pull out the name of the lucky winner - this will be filmed and shared on the GOAL for the Gambia Facebook page. The winner will be notified by email or telephone from Stephie within 3 days of the draw and the painting will be posted within 10 working days of the winner confirming their address for delivery.
Disaster hit Somita last year when huge winds and rain took the roof off at both Bantangba nursery and the new school they had built earlier in the year. They needed to raise funds urgently to fix the two schools before more heavy rain came and did even more damage. This had to take priority, meaning money that was set aside for other projects had to be used. This fundraiser will go towards helping some of those other outstanding projects that need finishing.
The roofs have now been fixed and they have done so much work since then, due to the amazing work Sandy and the team do and the many people who fundraise and help support them, but there is always more that needs doing. To find out more please visit their Facebook Page https://www.facebook.com/goalforthegambia and website http://www.goalforthegambia.co.uk/
They do not fundraise for administration costs, instead relying on Gift Aid to fund these essential overheads. You can read more about them and the work they do by visiting their website http://www.goalforthegambia.co.uk/
As a responsible and transparent charity, GOAL for the Gambia politely remind donors that because this is a raffle, the charity are unable to claim Gift Aid on your donation.
Meanwhile every donation is very much appreciated, no matter how little it may seem to you, it goes a long way in The Gambia.
There is so much that needs doing urgently, it's hard to choose what to aim for next. I will be visiting again shortly and will see for myself what needs doing and try and decide on the next project.
They are building a Nursery school at their project at Kitty School and it will need tiling. At Tanji School they need to repair all the classroom floors and hopefully tile there too. They also badly need desks and chairs along with the money to ship them over. When I come back I will update which project we are aiming to help first. Meanwhile every donation is very much appreciated, no matter how little it may seem to you, it goes a long way in The Gambia.
Watch the video to see if you are the WINNER
I can't thank everyone enough for the generosity in helping to raise money on my last fundraiser. All your donations went towards buying the batteries to get the solar up and running in the Somita clinic. It was such a fantastic achievement and I felt so proud that we all helped get it there, so a big thank you to you all.
Sandy who runs the charity, along with the people of the village have decided that any money raised will go towards fixing the solar system at the clinic.
"The electricity supply is dreadful here at the moment and Njagga and the rest of the staff are often delivering babies or seeing to sick people by torchlight! We cannot keep the meds that need to be refrigerated cold, the fans cannot be used to make life more comfortable for staff and patients. We should not expect health workers to work in such conditions. We have costed it up and to get it up and running with new batteries, inverter and the other items need will cost in the region of £800. So far Stephie has raised over half of that,. can you help?
Thank you xx"