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'The School Run'

I am Mike Woodier,

I am coordinating a fundraising event named 'The School Run' which will see 3 Series Land Rover Ambulances, drive from the UK to The Gambia in East Africa.
Each vehicle will be filled with school equipment and medical supplies and all will be given to the charity http://shineafricathegambia.org/about-us/ on arrival.

The vehicles will be driven all the way by our team and all will be donated to the charity on arrival. This charity really needs schooling equipment and the ambulances will be life changing in that environment where nothing else is available.

We are raising money for a charity called 'Shine Africa' which support children and teachers of nursery schools.

By Providing finances, they can build or upgrade nursery schools.
Helping to pay teachers wages each month.
(Nursery School teachers are not paid by the Government)

Providing schools with Educational equipment and Books
Producing visual aids for teachers and children
Helping with Teacher Training Courses and supporting the training of teachers at The Gambia College.
Providing play equipment for the children.
Providing suitable benches and tables.
Helping support the health and safety of the pupils.
Providing suitable toilets.
Providing safe drinking water.
Providing each child with a life- saving mosquito net(25% of children’s lives under the age of 7 canbe saved just by sleeping under a treated net).
Building secure fencing around the Nursery Schools.

Myself and 5 others will be split into 3 teams, 2 men per vehicle.
We need to supply 3 x Land Rovers, at least one being an ambulance. We need to make these vehicles roadworthy and fit for use, therefore we will carryout as much work as possible to make them 100% usable.
Each vehicle will be filled with any equipment and supplies that we can get from people who'll kindly donate.

We need:

Stationary, Toys, Games, Clothes, Water containers and purification tablets/devices, Medical supplies and anything else along those lines. Even if they are out of date, dressings and such will still be very desirable at there destination.

We will be doing as much as we can to keep costs down, so everything will need to be low-cost or thrifted to achieve maximum contributions to the charity.

Any Donation would be appreciated so much, we can't do it without the funding. I will be trying achieve maximum press with this venture and also possibly arranging other events to raise awareness and funding.

So please, I ask you all if you can donate anything to make this journey happen and change the lives of those that do not have what we have.

Please find the donation button below to give money or email myself if you have any physical items that may benefit the charity.

From all of us at 'THE SCHOOL RUN' team, thank you.



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