Fundraising for this challenge has ended so we're no longer accepting donations. Thanks to everyone who supported this challenge.
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Total plus Gift Aid: £0.00
Raised offline: £0.00
[p]Congratulations to winners Isobelle and Rachael. [/p][p]the live video of the draw is on my facebook page. https://www.facebook.com/stephie.butler1[/p][p]I added an extra Lion sketch so we had two winners. [/p][p]I can't thank you all enough for your very kind donations. It's not an easy time to fundraise at the moment with so many worthy causes. Please know how much it will be appreciated by myself and the charity [url=https://www.facebook.com/goalforthegambia/?hc_location=ufi]Goal For The Gambia[/url]. I will update on projects once we all get back to normal, thank you again x[/p][p][br][/p][p]***Donate and Win one of my original Watercolour paintings***. [/p][p](Tiger painting shown below)[/p][p]***Minimum £5 donation to enter. Every £5 donated gets you a ticket in the Raflle***[/p][p]Raffle to be drawn on the [b]30 April 2020[/b][/p][p]100% of every donation goes where it is supposed too.[/p][p]Every child should have the right to an education, by donating to this fundraiser you can help them towards this achievement.[/p][p]Award winning artist and photographer, Stephie Butler SWA has generously donated a beautiful watercolour to the UK registered charity GOAL for the Gambia to help them raise vital funds.[/p][p]The fundraising is continuous, but if you want to be included in the raffle to win this painting, you must donate before [b]30 April 202[/b]0.[/p][p]The raffle will close on 30 April 2020. 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 email@example.com. [/p][p]All entries will be put in to a hat and one lucky winner will will be pulled out - This will be filmed and shared on the GOAL for the Gambia Facebook page as well as Stephie’s website. The winner will be notified by email or telephone from Stephie within 5 days of the draw and the painting will be posted within 10 working days of the winner confirming their address for delivery.[/p][p]“I am fundraising to help the continued work that needs doing at the Kitty & Somita school. There are many projects that need doing so fundraising is always needed. [/p][p]1. The Charity were also generously donated lots of school classroom equipment, desks, chairs etc from within the UK, these will be distributed between both schools. But they need to raise the money to ship this to the Gambia at a cost of £1200. [/p][p]2. The next project at Somita is to build a brick fire pit for burning rubbish. Rubbish is a huge problem in The Gambia, they don’t have the facilities we do but they are working very hard to get this under control. Already banning plastic, carrier bags, drink bottle etc. We constructed one at Kitty and it has made a big difference in the containment of rubbish, They also use the ashes as fertiliser in the gardens.[/p][p]3. With the help of yours and other generous donations, the original classroom blocks were rebuilt and look amazing. There is some tiling that still needs to be done and money needed to finish this. [/p][p]This fundraiser will go towards helping some of these outstanding projects that need finishing.[/p][p]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 [url=https://www.facebook.com/goalforthegambia]https://www.facebook.com/goalforthegambia[/url] and website [url=http://www.goalforthegambia.co.uk/?fbclid=IwAR3VxZvhUGqvR2zOzN6CzYRFnVRTacp_-NZj0ptrnl-QYl7J1O8N5tq5-Wc]http://www.goalforthegambia.co.uk/[/url][/p][p]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 [url=http://www.goalforthegambia.co.uk/?fbclid=IwAR3VxZvhUGqvR2zOzN6CzYRFnVRTacp_-NZj0ptrnl-QYl7J1O8N5tq5-Wc]http://www.goalforthegambia.co.uk/[/url][/p][p]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.[/p][p]Meanwhile every donation is very much appreciated, no matter how little it may seem to you, it goes a long way in The Gambia.[/p][p][b][u]How it all began.[/u][/b][/p][p]Back in 2015 I went The gambia for a holiday where we visited a local school and a family compound amongst other places. The people and especially the children of this country stole my heart. I still get emotional on each visit, as I see children run out to wave as we drive past, see them playing with simple things found lying around, old tyres, buckets to name a few, perhaps a water bottle if they are lucky to get hold of one, they have little or in many cases, no toys, yet still they smile.[/p][p]I quickly learned that they are so many children that don't go to school, mostly due to having no money to pay the fees. From that moment I decided I wanted to sponsor a child, I wanted to help make a difference to someone's life. I had heard of people doing this in many countries and started to look into the cost of it.[/p][p]When I returned home I spent a long time researching for the right Charity and all my searches came back to one charity, Goal for The Gambia. We got in touch with Sandy who on our next visit took us out for the day to show us the work they do.[/p][p]Amongst all the emotions we felt throughout that day, one of the things that struck, was the transparency of how this charity is run and being able to see that for ourselves first hand. 100% of every donation goes where it is supposed to. 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 www.goalforthegambia.co.uk[/p][p][br][/p]
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