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Helen and Jacob

Wacky Sports Day, 24th May.

Total raised so far £0.00

Target £0.00

Total plus Gift Aid: £0.00

Raised offline: £0.00

My story

[p]**** UPDATE ****[i] We are very pleased to announce that Lilly and Alan Burton are joining-in the sports with us in their garden! Thanks for your support guys****[/i][/p][p]Thank you for visiting our page. As many of you will know my parents help run a small charity [b]Diapalante[/b] which funds small scale, locally run projects in Mauritania and Senegal – both countries in North West Africa where there are high levels of both economic and educational poverty. This year marks the 10 year anniversary of the opening of the Diapalante Community Education Centre in Senegal. Sadly, due to the coronavirus outbreak, Diapalante is now losing approximately £500 per month as the usual fundraising activities have had to stop and the centre has had to temporarily close it’s doors.[/p][p]Jacob and I have decided to do our bit to help ensure the future of the project by hosting our own “Wacky Sports Day”. The plan is that we will compete against one another in a series of silly sports (e.g. egg-spoon-and-balloon race, sock wanging, roly poly racing) which will be photographed and hopefully captured on video for your entertainment![/p][p]In return we are hoping you will donate what you are able towards our cause. Every penny will be gratefully received and no donation is too small!!! We have decided that as an extra incentive we would invite anyone sponsoring us £20 or more to take a step further and suggest a fun activity for us to try. If there are too many suggestions activities will be drawn from a hat at midday on May 23rd, in order for us to set them up for the following day.[/p][p]Please sponsor us so that we can ensure the future of this very successful community project. You will be helping people of all ages from young children to adults to improve their education, life skills and employment opportunities and ultimately to help them to contribute to Senegal’s fight against poverty building a better future for all.[/p][p]If you would like to find out more about Diapalante and it’s work please follow this link.[/p][p]Thank you for your support. Missing you all,[/p][p]Helen and Jacob xx[/p][p]P.S. As I do not like to put images of Jacob on the internet I will be setting up a Whatsapp group for the dissemination of photos and video on the day. Please let me know if you would like to be added to the group.[/p]
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Personal Challenge Date

24 May 2020



Jun 1, 2020

Sam Forbes

Well done guys!

£20.00 plus £5.00 Gift Aid

May 27, 2020

Diane Coyne

Well done, Jacob and Helen!

£30.77 plus £7.69 Gift Aid

May 26, 2020


This is for Nanny and Jacob although Helen’s commentary was excellent.

£20.00 plus £5.00 Gift Aid

May 26, 2020


£30.00 plus £7.50 Gift Aid

May 25, 2020

Helen C

Epic effort there by Jacob and Nanny to complete a 2nd day! Well done for taking on the challenge Nanny, a deal is a deal. X

£20.00 plus £5.00 Gift Aid

May 25, 2020

Chris Lloyd

Don’t do too much!

£200.00 plus £50.00 Gift Aid

May 25, 2020

The Busbys

Well done Jacob - what a brilliant idea!

£10.00 plus £2.50 Gift Aid

May 24, 2020


Great Job Jacob and Helen! Xx


May 24, 2020

Lily B and co

Had a really great time, thanks for letting us join in. Lily

£20.00 plus £5.00 Gift Aid

May 24, 2020


£20.00 plus £5.00 Gift Aid