Friday, 14 July 2017

Lancaster Royal Grammar School’s Lenten Appeal

Every year students at Lancaster Royal Grammar School (LRGS) raise money for local, national, and international charities and this year students chose to help MFM and its continuing work in protecting and preserving Madagascar’s unique environment, promoting and assisting the sustainable development of Malagasy communities, and securing a better future for the people of Madagascar. MfM director Irenee Rajaona-Horne was invited to attend a cheque presentation and lunch at LRGS on the 4th July where she met students and staff who organised and took part in fundraising activities.

Money for Madagascar was among charities who received a share of £16,000 raised by students at LRGS.

The boys managed to raise a grand total of £16,000 which was distributed between a few select charities, including £2625.00 which was given to MFM. This donation will help fund vital projects to preserve some of Madagascar’s unique species and habitats. The extreme poverty in Madagascar means that enormous pressure is placed on its environment including mass deforestation, and the risk of extinction to thousands of species found nowhere else on earth.

The Indri Indri Lemur is endemic to the Andasibe National Park where this donation will help fund conservation efforts

Thanks to the students’ efforts, MFM can support projects such as those run by our partner Mitsinjo who are planting precious wildlife corridors to help preserve the distinctive flora and fauna around Madagascar’s Andasibe National Park, such as the Indri Indri Lemur which is endemic to this forest. Projects such as those being run by Mitsinjo are vital for securing and protecting Madagascar’s environment and MFM could not do what it does without the amazing fundraising efforts of our supporters.

Workers at Mitsinjo who are working to restore flora around Andasibe National Park.

MFM would like to give a huge thank you to students and staff for all their incredible efforts in organising and planning fundraising activities which will so greatly benefit the Malagasy people. The students' enthusiasm for fundraising and supporting our charity was inspirational and MFM looks forward to working with LRGS in the future.

If you would like to find out more about MFM’S projects and work, or would like to make a donation, please visit

Written by John Garman