Monday, 28 July 2014

Amazing Jane completes her challenge

Jane has every reason to be proud of her medal after completing her mile long challenge swim on Sunday 13th July in Ullswater lake.

Jane says, “Thank you for your incredibly generous donations, helping to raise almost £600 for the children of Madagascar.  This is almost double my target and at such short notice! 

The sun shone and Jane swam a mile in 42 minutes which she is pretty ‘chuffed’ with.  She enjoyed every minute surrounded by the beauty of Cumbria thinking about how wonderful it will be for the children who will now have clean water in their own school yard. 

Donate here to show your appreciation for Jane’s brave efforts.

How will your money be used?  It’s going to bring clean water to a whole school and a well water supply to grow healthy vegetables and improve nutrition. 

We’re going to install a sink so the children will have somewhere to wash their hands providing easy access to clean water for the youngest child.

‘Jane’s swim will make a huge difference for children in Madagascar.

Every year children die from highly preventable diarrhoea but we’re putting an end to needless death by providing safe water. 

Thanks a million Jane, for helping us raise the money to protect young lives.’

(Irenee Development Officer for Money for Madagascar)

Monday, 7 July 2014

Wishing Well

It's a heavy job carrying water to school
On Sunday Jane will be swimming a mile across Lake Ullswater for Money for Madagascar because children are in dire need of access to clean water.

This time last year Jane’s QES folk band plucked their strings to raise money for a new classroom for children who risked drowning to get to school. This time Jane is plucking up her courage and donning her wet suit to help children who don’t have enough water. 

Jane says
“I'm wanting to make a 'splash' through my swimming and help fundraise for a well to be installed in a rural primary school in the highlands of Madagascar. This would improve the children's health in two ways. Firstly access to clean water is a vital step to reduce the tragic levels of sickness and diarrhea, which can be fatal. Secondly the water supply will be used to irrigate a small kitchen garden so the students can combat malnutrition by growing and eating fruit and vegetables.

We need to grow food  but our crops need water

To help Jane bring water to a school that desperately needs it please donate via Jane’s JustGiving Page . Or you can donate via the MfM website