10 March 2011


Please help Pageant replace stolen goats

Pippa Howard has just returned from her latest visit to The Gambia. While she was there, she called at the house of a very poor family to collect letters from the children to their sponsors back in the UK. She was very disturbed to find that ALL the goats belonging to the family had been stolen. This was really terrible for them, as they were the only things of value that they possessed. Apparently the thieves had taken 3 goats one night and then the remaining 4 a few nights later. No-one saw or heard anything, so it is extremely unlikely that they will ever get any of the goats back. It is really appalling, and mercifully quite unusual, for anyone to steal from people who have so little in the first place.

The family didn't ask for anything, but Pippa has decided to try and make a make a quick collection of money for them during the next few weeks, so that they can replace at least some of the goats. Pippa will be returning in April so this appeal is urgent. The cost of an adult goat is about 2,000-2,200 dalasis (£44-48). We would like to replace 4 or 5 of them, so we have set a target of £240.

If you would like to help us, you can donate online. If you would like to send a cheque by post, please see the details on this web page.

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