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Malawi fundraising

Children from the Barlavento English School in Espiche arrived at the school on Thursday, April 2 wearing something silly for the day to raise funds for a school in Malawi, in southeast Africa.

All the children got into the spirit of the day with some coming as scuba divers, others dressed in back to front pyjamas and one brave child even went to school wearing his mother’s lingerie over his clothes!

Sponsorship for the day was raised by the children who asked family and friends to reward them for their bravery resulting in more than 1,800 euros being raised on the day in a charity event organised as part of the St. Vincent’s Church Kids club.

This money will now be used to buy 260 mosquito nets for the pupils at the Sayere School in Malawi, a school in the parish of Father Mponda, an Anglican priest and friend of Father Haynes, the Chaplain of St Vincent’s Church in Praia da Luz.

Pharaoh Pedro Rocha (centre) won first prize for his costume in the reception class category while Constanca Machez (right) was the youngest member of the school to take part, aged only three years and 11 months.
Pharaoh Pedro Rocha (centre) won first prize for his costume in the reception class category while Constanca Machez (right) was the youngest member of the school to take part, aged only three years and 11 months.

The next event to raise money for the school in Malawi will be a sponsored walk/jog/run on May 1 along Meia Praia beach in Lagos.  The run will start and end at the marina and involves no hills so is suitable for all.

Entry to the run costs five euros for adults and three euros for children and entrants can choose a 5km, 8km or 10km race depending on ability.

For further information or to make a donation to the school please contact Kerry on 919 439 069 or Kate on 919 700 721.