Once again I have been pleasantly surprised by people’s generosity and their desire to help villagers in Bonsa, in The Gambia.
I’ve had quite a few offers now from fellow bloggers asking if there is anything they can do to help with our appeal. The bloggers are from across the UK and from abroad, total strangers who are eager to do something to help, which is very kind of them. All aid coming on this trip is now more or less packed, so anyone wanting to help at this stage could do so by giving a donation to the charity I’ll be working with, called BACE.
I’ve also been given a mobile phone, by a friend. The phone belonged to her late mum and she wants to see it go to a good home. I will ask the chair of the charity to suggest a suitable recipient and then hope to get a personal message back to my friend, saying thank you and explaining how such donations can make a difference to people’s lives.
This time next week I’ll be in The Gambia, along with the rest of the team, a total of more than 20 volunteers. I think we’re all starting to feel just a little bit excited!
(Pictured are children and staff from the Favour Preparatory School which was built by and is run by BACE).