On Sunday June 24th (sadly clashing with a key England game in the World Cup) we participated in the Sproughton Fete to raise funds for the Pelandaba Orphan Fund, our current Regional Project. No one could have known about the clash when the date for the fete was agreed. The fete was quiet but we nevertheless raised a reasonable amount through the generosity of those who came.
The sole aim of this small charity, is to raise funds for the purpose of paying both the primary and secondary school fees of orphans living in and around Pelandaba, a suburb of Bulawayo, Zimbabwe. The Fund operates under the umbrella of ZANE: Zimbabwe – A National Emergency. Many of the children really excel and go on to take GCSE and A Levels.
This 2 year project is nearing its end and together with the other London Anglia Region’s Clubs we have contributed a significant sum that has enabled the school to continue its work in difficult circumstances.