In approximately 17 days, my sister, a chemistry teacher and I will be plunging into the cold, murky depths of
Are we crazy? I hear you cry. Yes on some levels but in fact there is method in our madness. Myself and Dr Boddy both visited
last year on the schools bi-annual tour.
Yes some of you may stop reading here, thinking this is just a middle class
holiday, and yes it was a lot of fun. BUT.... we saw how much of a difference
the schools donations make to the lives of so many people. Malawi
trust was set up by the inspirational
some call him the king of Malawi personally I prefer Aslan; he set up the
link between the Malawi and girls High
School . Every two years a group of students
would travel to Malawi to experience the culture of the country
and donate money to the orphanages, hospitals and schools in need. Many years
later this tour is still running and I was lucky enough to be picked, as cheesy
as this is going to sound what I saw out there will stay with me forever. The
most extreme example of this was Kasungu district hospital; it was here that I
truly got a glimpse into the poverty of the country and its need for our help.
With the money we had raised we were able to buy urgent medical supplies for
the hospital and although this will only make a small difference to the
conditions of the hospital, it is a difference nonetheless. Malawi
Mr Brindley has set up a charity called 'The Zikomo Trust' this charity will use it's donations to fund the projects in Malawi, it will set up feeding stations for orphans and old people and build classrooms for the children of Mbonekere.
Dr Boddy and I have seen first hand how much joy and hope these donations bring to the people of
. That is why we have decided to put
ourselves through the trial of swimming a mile in Malawi Lake Windermere.
We need YOU lovely people to sponsor us, even if it is just a pound! Money goes an extremely long way in
; six pounds will feed an orphan for a
whole year! So please, please, please give generously. Malawi