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A container destined for North Malawi - distribution by Life Concern and Temwa

An extra large container left the warehouse on 23 May 2019 containing equipment for two new libraries and many schools. Our NGO partners on the ground, Life Concern and Temwa, will be looking forward to receiving and distributing the books to their carefully selected needy schools

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24th May 2019
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Shipment to 2 Malawi projects now en route

A shipment to Malawi has now left the warehouse. They got everything into one container! Our volunteers know how to keep the costs low so that primary schools like Njiri and Chikwina, and Kaulasisi and Chipunga get the maximum benefit from all the donations we get from schools right across the UK

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Rachel receives a keepsake for her completion of the London Marathon

Rachel, our intrepid marathon runner, completed the 26.2 grueling miles, making it look like a walk in the park!

She was greeted at the finishing line, along with her family, by General Manager Clare Junak and Chairman Janis Mowlam, and on behalf of the School Aid Trustees, Janis presented Rachel with a silver necklace from Links of London to convey their thanks for her unrelenting support of School Aid.

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School Aid at Beaconsfield Now!

At the weekend School Aid attended the annual Beaconsfield Now! event. We have had a stall there every year for 6 years now and it is always a delight to get out and talk to our local community about what we are up to. It provides a great opportunity for us to find new recruits and for local figures, like our MP Dominic Grieve, to show their support for School Aid.

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School Aid presented with Queen's Award

The Lord Lieutenant for Buckinghamshire, Sir Henry Aubrey-Fletcher presents School Aid with the Queen’s Award for Voluntary Service

School Aid was greatly honoured to officially receive this award, presented by the Lord Lieutenant for Buckinghamshire, Sir Henry Aubrey-Fletcher on behalf of Her Majesty.

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School Aid receives an award of £1,100 from Tesco Bags of Help

Last year School Aid was successful in its bid to take part in Tesco’s Bags of Help programme.  During November, shoppers at Gerrards Cross and Chalfont Express stores were invited to select one of 3 local charities using tokens they had received with their shopping.

The results are now in, and we are delighted to report that our supporters have once again risen to the challenge and enabled us to win a grant of £1,100.

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Hardworking School Aid volunteer receives a long service award

Sue Ray, who has been a volunteer with School Aid for 13 years has been honoured with a long service award today.

Sue was one of the volunteers who, at her own expense, visited some of the schools we support in Lesotho and is one of the most experienced and knowledgeable packers we have in the warehouse.

After receiving this award, Sue said;  "this has absolutely made my day".

 

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School Aid volunteers get together for a Xmas Dinner

Volunteers gathered together at a local restaurant for the annual Xmas Dinner.  Lots of fun was had by all, including making paper giraffes with the Xmas hats!  It was a great opportunity to meet other volunteers that come in on a different day and reflect on what has happened at School Aid during the past year. 

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