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Sophie Andrews

Lizzie is 'Walking to Netherfield'

Total raised so far £0.00

Target £0.00

Total plus Gift Aid: £0.00

Raised offline: £0.00

My story

[p][b]Sponsor Lizzie to walk to Netherfield![/b][/p][p]The Jane Austen Literacy Foundation is raising [b]£10,000[/b] for their Literacy Libraries Project (in partnership with Worldreader) - [b]to fund e-readers and an e-library for[/b] [b]Suhum MA Experimental C School[/b] [b]in Ghana[/b] - see below for more details. [b]£100% of the money raised will be spent on the program. [/b][/p][p]On 17th June 2018, [b]Jane Austen Literacy Foundation Ambassador, Sophie Andrews (aka Laughing with Lizzie), [/b]will be kicking off a summer of fundraising with a [b]Jane Austen Walk for Literacy [/b](retracing Jane Austen's footsteps from Chawton Cottage to the Swan Hotel in Alton where Jane would collect post before walking home again) [b]in full regency costume. [/b]A three mile walk - the same distance as it would be for Lizzie to 'walk to Netherfield'.[/p][p][b]Sophie suffers from Fibromyalgia [/b]and walking to Netherfield really will be a challenge. [/p][p]The Jane Austen Literacy Foundation is a registered not for profit organisation run by volunteers. [b]The Jane Austen Literacy Foundation Literacy Libraries Program works in partnership with Worldreader to provide e-readers and e-libraries to schools in developing nations. [/b][/p][p]The foundation was created by Caroline Jane Knight, Jane Austen's fifth great niece, to harness the global passion for Jane Austen to support literacy through volunteer programs and fund literacy libraries for communities in need across the world. Caroline will be joining Sophie on the Jane Austen Walk for Literacy.[/p][p][br][/p][p][b]Suhum MA Experimental C School in Ghana:[/b][/p][p]In the eastern region of Ghana, Suhum is a peri-urban town and Worldreader have been working with the school for six years. [/p][p]According to the project manager for the Suhum school, Michael Sem who also doubles as the Primary 3 teacher, the e-reading program was a timely intervention for both pupils and teachers in Suhum M/A Experimental 'C' Primary School. “It came to salvage the poor reading habit of pupils in the Suhum Municipality. Since the inception of the e-reading program by Worldreader, there has been impressive progress in the teaching and learning process for us. [b]The pupils have adopted a positive reading culture because of the various and many reading materials on the e-reader.[/b] They also love the local stories that talks about their everyday lives. They can easily relate to the stories and this makes them eager to read more. Majority of the children in my class have read all the stories on the e-reader. They are always asking me to download new stories on their e-readers for them…” [/p][p]“As teachers, we have also benefitted greatly from the usage of the e-readers. Because the [b]e-readers have teacher guides and teaching materials, we use them in preparing our lesson notes[/b]. You know sometimes we even forget that there was a shortage of textbooks in the school. Because of the textbooks on the e-readers, we don’t worry about textbooks at all. What impresses us most is the rate at which pupils read! The e-reader have relatively had a tremendous impact on the overall academic performance. Pupils now read with a level of confidence and precision… something that we never had before” [/p][p][b]“Because we’ve had the e-readers for close to 7 years and the kids have used them over and over again, the e-readers are seeing the effects of wear and tear. This has become worrying because pupils are now used to e-reading and become upset when they don’t get to use and e-reader. We would therefore be forever grateful if the Jane Austen Literacy Foundation could help to sustain the reading culture of our pupils by sponsoring as with more e- readers and a new e-library.” [/b] [/p][p]Thank you![/p]
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Personal Challenge Date

17 Jun 2018






Jane Ellen

Well done Sophie! xx



Cathy and Mal

Hope it went well!

£20.00 plus £5.00 Gift Aid


Jo Anne Wymer

Hope you have a great, sunny day.






Good luck Sophie!

£5.00 plus £1.25 Gift Aid



Hope to be able to 'walk to Netherfield' with you! Take care and see you soon!!


Fanny Price

Enjoy the walk, but don’t come back with your skirt covered 6 inches deep in mud!

£15.00 plus £3.75 Gift Aid


Matthew Michael

Bonne Chance Madame! The walk to Netherfield is long. You will need to take something with you to read on the way. Have you read Udolpho? I read the Monk the other day, you can borrow it if you care to..

£30.00 plus £7.50 Gift Aid



May the force be with you, Sophie. Enjoy every step knowing how many kids will benefit from each one you take. Good luck, enjoy and, if you can, take it nice and easy! Love, xxxx




Good luck Sophie! Hope the sun shines for you!