Our Tanzania 2020 team have been busy fundraising for their trip with a sponsored triathlon today. They have rowed the width of Lake Tanganyika (72km), cycled the width of Arusha National Park (137km) and walked the width of Mount Kilimanjaro (40km).
This is our first group fundraising task, every person going on the trip has a fundraising target of £500 to make before Christmas to help go towards our overall target of £34,000 in order to send 12 students and 4 staff to Tanzania for 3 weeks in the summer of 2020. This will be our third trip that we will have run from All Saints’ and each year we continue to build on the relationships we make there. It was exciting to have Madame Rose and The Rt Revd Sadock from Tanzania come and visit us in April this year. They met our team and were bowled over by everything we did here in England. Madame Rose and The Rt Revd Sadock are teachers at Bishop Makaya High School, which is the school that the first went and helped build back in 2014. They have now started recruiting students for the school so we are hoping that when we go over in summer 2020 it will be close to being finished so we can help put up displays etc as that was one thing that the Tanzanian teachers were particularly impressed with at All Saints’ as they don’t have those in Tanzania. We will be doing lots of arts and crafts this time which will be good fun. Hopefully, the school will open whilst we are over there in which we can then help teach at the school which will be amazing as it will bring us full circle from when we helped build the school.
Madame Rose and Rt Revd Sadock are looking forward to hosting us again, so this a real starting point for us now in terms of our fundraising. The next big group event will be around Christmas time, we will be attending a lot of craft fairs, refreshments at pantomimes and Christmas fairs. We will also have lots of independent events ran by students, for example, last week one of the students put on a car wash at Wentworth Court, it was really successful we raised about £100 straight away which was great.
So, we will be doing lots of arts and crafts this time which will be good fun. Hopefully, the school may open whilst we are over there in which we can then help teach in the school which will be amazing as it will bring us full circle from when we helped build the school.
Any donations would be very welcome there are a few ways you can help support us:
- A cheque to All Saints’ Academy with a letter explaining that you wish to support the Tanzania 2020 fund
- Attend one of our fundraising events
- Sponsor our t-shirts or equipment if you run or work for a business
If you would like any more information about how to help us with our Tanzania mission please do get in touch via: firstname.lastname@example.org