18 February 2019
Monday 18 February
Sunday was a rest day. We stayed at the hotel during the day, but went out to Luigi’s restaurant in the evening. We had invited Yankuba, Wandifa and Abdoulie along. Linda came too and brought with her Famara and Hassan who both stay at her house. We had a good sized party and thoroughly enjoyed ourselves.
Linda, Abdoulie, Alan and Wandifa sharing a joke
Kathy and Wandifa enjoying themselves
Monday was Independence Day, which is a bank holiday. We went out in the morning with the team to make a few more sponsorship payments. We have now collected the letters and paid sponsorship to almost all the students at school, although there are still a few further education students to pay.
We were back in the hotel quite early and brought our records up to date. Carole left to go home in the late afternoon, leaving Alan, Bob, Kathy and me.
We are returning tomorrow. We have some final admin stuff to do with Linda, followed by packing then off to the airport. On the way there we will be stopping at Yundum Barracks School to pick up letters for the children at Bishops Waltham School. We have been assured they will be ready.
This will therefore be my last blog of the trip. It started very badly with Pippa’s terrible accident, but we have still managed to achieve most of what we set out to do.
All the best to you all