From fundraising to action: Penarth supporters see great progress in Lesotho
8:40am Tuesday 25th September 2012 in News
SUPPORTERS of the Penarth and District Lesotho Trust will be delighted to know that the money raised at recent events is having an immediate impact.
Following the fundraisers organised locally by PADLT, the trustees sent the money to Teyateyaneng with TY Junior Academy headteacher Godfrey Kakande - and the photographs show that wood, bricks, cement and other materials were purchased immediately upon his return.
The structure of the classroom block is now complete, although there is a great deal of work to be done internally before it is ready for use by the children of the school.
The trustees received an e-mail from Mr Kakande listing the items bought with their cost in Rands, showing clearly how the PADLT money has been spent.
A nursing medical student is also supported by PADLT, and he received a computer to assist in his studies. He is a former primary school pupil in St Matthias School in TY.
A further computer is also to be acquired with PADLT funds for a female nursing student who is about to start her studies in Maseru, the capital of Lesotho.
The need for further fundraising is evident and to this end, PADLT has organised two forthcoming events which it is hoped will receive the usual support of the people of Penarth.
* The first is in Stanwell Road Baptist Church on Saturday, September 29. This will be a tabletop sale from 10am to noon, in the church itself, with the usual excellent coffee morning plus famous home-made cakes also taking place at the same time. To book a table (£10), ring 029 2070 7036 or e-mail email@example.com
* The second event is a quiz night in All Saints Church on Friday, October 19 at 7.30pm. The quizmaster will be Alun Jenkins with teams of up to six competing for worthy prizes. Further details from 029 2070 0315 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org