Spotlight on supporters: March 2016 Hopes and dreams granted….with your support! Thanks to your generosity, here are just a few of the much-needed grants we’ve been able to award recently: £11,485 was sent to the Kamili Organisation in Kenya to fund 10 mental health nurses from the start of their training through to placement in rural clinics. Our ultimate goal is to work with Kamili to bring mental health services within 100km of every Kenyan (hyperlink to: £10,558 will provide a water well for the Logos Primary School in Kenema, Sierra Leone – giving students and 10,000 villagers access to safe, clean water. £15,968 is funding the construction of a women’s sewing centre in Burundi. The centre will help impoverished local women to make a better future for themselves, their children, and their community. A Marathon Effort Damian Miller has been running his socks off for Bread and Water for Africa UK. For the last five years he’s taken part in the New York City Marathon, raising over £25,000 for education and food programmes in Africa. In October last year, he saw first-hand the difference his amazing efforts are making: ͞ “I had the chance to visit Kenya and meet with Phyllis, the founder of the Lewa Children’s Home, and Jos, who manages the farm that supports the Home. I was as impressed as ever by their organisation and commitment. Lewa continues to thrive with around 80 children, a dairy farm, and a cheese factory that sells its produce to help the Home. It’s great to see more and more of the children graduate and go on to higher studies, and some even going to university. I’m so happy to have played a small part in helping these children on their remarkable journey.͟” If Damian has inspired you to fundraise, look us up on the Do It For Charity Platform (hyperlink to http://doitforcharity.com/breadandwaterforafricauk.aspx) and choose a challenge of your own to tackle on behalf of Bread and Water for Africa UK’s many programmes! Our enthusiastic supporters find all sorts of ways to raise funds and change lives in Africa. Why not get involved yourself? Many thanks to Emily Robinson of London for hosting a pub quiz last October in aid of Bread and Water for Africa UK. And it wasn’t just her fellow quizzers on the night of who helped with the fundraising. Scotiabank, Emily’s employer, generously agreed to partially match the money raised. In total, the quiz raised an amazing £3,823, money which is already helping to create a bright future for children and families across Africa. Thanks Emily! Flour power A big thank you to everyone who donated their aprons for our Raise Some Dough event in October. Lots of rose to the occasion and baked your hearts out for Bread and Water for Africa UK. Special mention goes to the young bakers at Eden Grove Girls’ Brigade who raised £210, and Bristol University’s African Caribbean Experience who raised £70. Every penny counts when you’re raising dough for a cause! From running marathons to baking cakes… …there are so many ways you can raise money to help developing communities. Our free fundraising booklet is packed with ideas, tips, and fun ways you can make a real difference. Request yours today by contacting [email protected] or downloading it online!