Thank you so much to everyone who took part in Saturday’s sponsored swim. The total raised is over £1,000 and still going up.
Thank you particularly to Young Chelsea Bridge Club supporters, including Rob Cliffe, Chris Duckworth, Sarah and David Ewart, Chantal Girardin, Gordon Rainsford, Terry Hewett, Dick Jordan, Mahmoud Sadek, Kath Stynes, David Muller, Maxin Etkin, Paul Lamford, Margaret and Martin Nygren. They raised over a hundred fifty pounds sponsoring Mike and Carrie Eden’s swimathon.
And thank you most of all to the amazing Sybil Bell, who dreamed up and organised the whole thing, and then spent hours baking cakes for the swimmers. We owe her a big debt for her kindness and energy and hope she’ll come to Ghana soon and see what happened to the money she raised.
The beneficiaries will be the village of Dome, in the Ashanti Region. Materials will be bought to enable every householder to construct a household latrine, and Ashanti Development will show them how to do it. They will also be taught health and hygiene. The result will be a much healthier community, with baby deaths cut from three in ten to around about zero.