Culford Pupils Fundraise for Annual Malawi Trip
Culford Lower Sixth pupils have raised nearly £1,500 through fundraising events to go towards their annual Malawi Trip. To accompany this, The Rosetta Trust, a charity set up to support local projects, generously awarded £9,000 that will go towards funding several of the pupils projects.
Every July, pupils and teachers travel to Malawi for three weeks to carry out voluntary work. The students fundraise throughout the year to finance their trip and the charitable work they will undertake when in Malawi.
A Quiz Night organised by Sixth Former, Sam Nash, raised around £800. With the help of his family, Sam provided a delicious home cooked meal to all those in attendance and held a raffle. Prizes included a night at the races and swimming lessons at Culford.
In addition to this fundraiser, pupils held their Evening for Malawi on Saturday 11 March. A raffle raised £650, which will go towards the Good News Orphanage hall rebuild. Members of the Rosetta Trust were also present and watched presentations from the pupils. This allowed them to split the £9,000 donation between the projects.
The Madzi Alipo project received £2,000. The pupils will assist with borehole verification and mapping new water points in Malawi. The tree project was also awarded £2,000. Culford aims to help community’s plant trees, fill tree packets and mark boundaries using this money.
The final £5,000 will go towards a planned Library build (£2,000) and Project My Girl (£3,000). My Girl will help educate young girls in Malawi about growing up, gender equality and menstruation. Culford have already reached 1000 girls and are 50% of the way through the schools.
Culford’s final fundraising event will take place on 10 June when pupils going to Malawi take on the Three Peaks Challenge. If you would like to sponsor the team, please email Andy Deane: ADeane@culford.co.uk.Published: March 16 2017