The 1st Biggleswade Brownies in Bedfordshire, UK, walked round their church seven times to symbolise the long distance walked to and from school by many Kasiisi pupils. They raised a terrific £350 in sponsorship. Thank you to them and their leaders, especially Babs Gurney, their Brown Owl.Continue Reading... No Comments.
Meghan Pemberton, recently returned from volunteering at Kasiisi with her mother Yvonne, helped to raise some £250 at our craft stall. It was held as part of the Sutton Flower Festival, Bedfordshire, in September.Continue Reading... No Comments.
On 12 July 2014, Kate and Alan’s daughter, Isobel Briggs (responsible for the two videos on this website) married Robbie Waine. Instead of giving the usual “wedding favours” to their guests as many couples kindly do, they decided to do something different. They donated £500 to the Kasiisi Porridge Project.Continue Reading... No Comments.
Mother and daughter are in Kasiisi. See Meghan’s fascinating blog on our Facebook page (see bottom of the page for link). She describes their activities, and the work of 8 other volunteers – all working on longer projects, from firepit building to photography, and in Matt’s case helping improve the efficiency of our farm. Thank you all.Continue Reading... No Comments.
In June 2014, and in return for another regular update from Kate, the Rotary Club of Biggleswade produced a further magnificent donation – £500. This welcome amount will go towards the essential upkeep and maintenance of the chickens and pigs and their accommodation on the Kasiisi School Farm. Sincere thanks from all of us – we see you […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
Under the guidance of Year 6 Head, Yvonne Pemberton, students of Bedford Girls School have raised £332 for our project since April. Thank you to all those who took part in this magnificent fundraising and good luck to Yvonne and her daughter Meghan who will be working at Kasiisi Primary School for two weeks in July. Once they […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
We are grateful to members of the Cambridge International School, which has supported us so generously over a number of years, for continuing to remember us. At their summer fair this year, they sold Ugandan crafts amounting to £48.50 – it all helps!Continue Reading... No Comments.
Our trustee, Pat Smith and his wife Liz Smith, who both visited Kasiisi in 2013, asked for contributions to the Kasiisi Porridge Project instead of birthday presents at their recent party for friends and family. Thanks to the generosity of their guests, some £200 was donated.Continue Reading... No Comments.
This spring three local farm shops have had a charity box on their counters. Thorne’s have produced £91 over the last few months and continue to have the box available for donations. Hillfoot Farm Shop’s box reached £41, and they are also continuing to encourage their customers to donate. Franklins Farm Shop produced £23 in the […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
After their committed fundraising in 2013, the students and staff of Denbigh High School have delivered again in the form of a cheque for £265, less than a year after their previous donation of £390. What a great school!Continue Reading... No Comments.
The 1st Biggleswade Brownies (Bedfordshire, UK) have selected our project to raise money for in their forthcoming activity day. When completed, the results will be posted here.Continue Reading... No Comments.
International Law Firm Vinson & Elkins LLP have ended their 18 month sponsorship of the Kasiisi Porridge Project with a donation of £562, bringing their overall contribution to £4,700. We are deeply grateful for their support and look forward to using their most recent funds on the children’s porridge. The farm is doing well, but it will […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
The Marr-Munning Trust has pledged another generous grant, to be spread over 2014 and 2015. This time their funds are destined to help with the provision of porridge itself. The £2000 for each of the two years will be of enormous help while the farm is developing and becoming more financially independent. Marr-Munning have supported us for a […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
A generous donor has given her childhood collection of pigs, made from everything from glass to porcelain, to the Kasiisi Porridge Project. They have added great charm and interest to our recent craft sales and more than half these vintage pig figurines have already found new homes.Continue Reading... No Comments.
Our three Christmas sales in Bedfordshire and Hertfordshire, (in Buckden High St, St Mary’s Church Ashwell and Sutton Church), brought us a total of £552. Thank you to all those who supported our efforts.Continue Reading... No Comments.