Saturday, 30 April 2011

Charity Race Night/Disco for Banjana Nursery School, Gambia

A girl I went to school with (Samantha) is heavily involved in a project in the Gambia and they are holding a fundraising Race Night and Disco in Edinburgh tonight to raise funds to provide water to the village and school.

Event details and charity info are all below and I would strongly encourage anyone that can make it to please go along and support a great cause. If you cannot make it tonight please show your support by checking the facebook profile and page for the organisation and by following them on twitter. Even if you cannot make it for the whole event why not go along before your other evening plans and kick start a great night by supporting a fantastic event. It will mean literally the world to the people this organisation is aimed at helping.


Charity Race Night/Disco

Forrester Rugby Club

Broomhouse Road
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
19.00 - late
Tickets: £7 incl buffet (drinks v cheap as is a Rugby Club)

Hi Everyone,

Having another race night to raise money for the School in Gambia. Some of you will know that the building of the Borehole has started but we need more money for taps to be placed across the village. This will save the women of the village so much time and effort as they will need not carry it from one tap.

All the extra money will go towards building a new school !!!!!!!!!!!! Whoooooo Hoooooo

Please come along and support this event or spread the word. Tickets are £7.00 and include a buffet, as it is in the Rugby club drink is cheap so well worth it.

Thank You


Banjana Nursey School, The Gambia:
Charity Number: SC040489, EH15 2AF Edinburgh, United Kingdom

We are a registered charity. The school opened in November 2004 and we have 61 children (50% boys, 50% girls) and 3 teachers. It is the first nursery school in the entire region. We have a small well and a kitchen so the children get fed every day.

From Samantha...

Q: How did you get involved in the project?
A: My friend opened up the 1st nursery there 6 years ago, when I was working at Dalmeny we did a wee bit of fundraising & I have kept on working for the project. Just had a borehole built with solar panells to allow the village to grow own veg which they can sell & make an income. The nursery provides education for 60 children we pay for uniforms, 1 meal a day & pay the staff & have sent them to college

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