Bansang Educational Appeal occurs organises several fundraising events during each year. Local groups and schools also arrange their own charity events to support the appeal such as non-uniform days, coffee mornings and discos. This provides a vital part of our income and we appreciate this support. We are able to provide information and give talks to groups who are interested to hear more about Bansang, the work of the Bansang Hospital Appeal and are interested in fundraising for us.
It has been a busy year so far:
Car Boot Sales
Jemma and I go along to two or three of these a year either at Boreham or Ardleigh. We like to see what we can sell from items friends donate specifically for this. These days are enjoyable despite the 6am starts on a sunday. Our success can be variable and very weather dependent! If you have any items such as clothes, toys, bric-a-brac you'd like to donate please contact us.
St Bartholomew's Church Fayre June 2013
We ran our children's game stall on the church field at this event inclduing 'hook-a-duck' and our card tombola. It was a lovely day and we were pleased to make nearly £100 during the afternoon.
Spring Coffee Morning
This was held in early May 2013 at the church hall in Wickham Bishops. A wide range of cakes enticed people into the hall where a raffle, bring and buy stall, card stall and games entertained them. We had a successful morning raising nearly £400.
Quiz Night November 23rd in Wickham Bishops
Christmas Coffee Morning - if we can fit it in
Windsor Half Marathon
In October 2012 Annabel, Jemma (both trustees) and George Myburgh took part in the Windsor half marathon, a picturesque 13 miles in Windsor Great Park. It was a great event to take part in and all completed the course, some in far better times than others. A £1000 was raised for BEA.
St Bartholomew's Quiz Night
For two years running now in 2011 and 2012 BEA has organised a quiz night at the church hall in Wickham Bishops. The hall was packed out with quiz teams. Peter Ward was quizmaster and challenged the audience on all sorts of topics from ranks in the armed forces to olympic trivia. Fun was had by all and over £600 raised for the charity. Three Peaks Challenge
In July 2010 a group of people, including 2 trustees of the charity and the Principal of Bansang Senior Secondary School climbed the highest peaks in Scotland, England and Wales; Ben Nevis, Scafell Pike and Snowdon within a 29 hour period. This was a difficult challenge for all of us taking part, but most of all for Ismaila Ceesay, Principal of BSSS. The Gambia's highest elevation is a mere 53m, compared to Ben Nevis at 1344m . To find out more about the event and who took part visit our Three Peaks Challenge page.
At the base of Ben Nevis
, about to commence the challenge
Car Boot Sales
Photographs from previous events
Hurst Green Village Fete We ran a stall in September 2010 at this fete in Surrey, painting faces and sellng home made fare of cupcakes, teatime treats jams and chutneys. We raised £184 for BEA.