18 July 2007


JTT Nursery School gets help

JTT Nursery School is in Serekunda, close to Gambia's capital Banjul. Pageant member Aris Harrison-Price has made helping this school her personal project, enlisting help from many schools, organisations and individuals in and around Leicester. In 2005, this school had over 130 pupils, with just one teacher and a dilapidated classroom. Aris has organised redecoration, arranged the building of toilets, provided educational equipment and funded a new teaching assistant. This photo shows some of the children enjoying the experience of 'Twister'.
read more about JTT Nursery School

07 July 2007


Unusual wedding thank-you presents

At their recent wedding, two Pageant members decided to give Pageant Ethical Gift Tokens to the bridesmaids, best man, parents, ushers, etc. as 'thank you' gifts. These tokens provided specific gifts for a Gambian family that the couple had befriended. They included two large cooking pots, gardening tools, a watering can, a sack of rice, mango saplings, banana plants and mosquito nets. The photo shows members of the Gambian family with some of these gifts.
If you want to say thank you, why not consider Pageant Ethical Gifts. We will gladly personalise the Gift Tokens to match the occasion.

01 July 2007


IceCold raises £4800 for Pageant

The IceCold teams, Alex Thomas, Chris Fisher, Joanne Hill and Russell Grinham, took part in the 2007 Plymouth-Banjul Challenge. They drove a Suzuki Samurai and a Ford Transit ambulance to The Gambia. In all they raised around £9000 in sponsorship. This was split between Pageant and Health the Gambia. The ambulance was donated to a clinic in Fagikunda, where it will serve a catchment area of 67,000 people (see photo). The Suzuki jeep was auctioned for about £1300, which went to local Gambian charities. Pageant has just received the final £2677.41, bringing the total to £4803.19. All of this is being used for Pageant's projects at Bakalarr School. Read more about IceCold's adventures on this page.