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Iron Man and Ultramarathon fundraisers

This weekend two of our sponsors and fundraisers completed massive sporting feats to raise money for Magazine Wharf Kids. Dr Lucy Lamb was one of the remarkable and brave people who came to Sierra Leone during the height of the crisis to work in an Ebola treatment centre while so many others were fleeing. This weekend Lucy demonstrated her bravery and endurance once more by completing a massive 100km ‘ultra…

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WK Funding 56 kids through school!

We are very proud to be funding 56 kids through school, while also providing financial assistance to their parents or carer. None of this would be possible without our amazing sponsors and supporters. Hopefully these happy smiles make it worth it!

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The 500 mile Camino pilgrimage route and other news

We are thrilled that Ash Richardson, a gap year teacher at Hazlegrove School in the UK, will be walking the 500 mile Camino pilgrimage route this summer from south west France to north west Spain to raise money for MWK. Her main mission is to help fund Magazine Wharf Kid Yeanoh Mansaray, through an engineering degree. An inspirational role model for her two sisters and other girls in the wharf,…

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MWK fundraiser

Last night we had a lovely MWK fundraiser last night. Many thanks to the amazing Karine Winfield and Helen Saunders – party organisers extraordinaire – and all those who so generously supported the event. Making a real difference to the prospects of the kids we’re supporting in Sierra Leone. Beyond Ebola.

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Meet Aldie, a new addition to the MWK family

Meet Aldie S, a new addition to the MWK family. We’ve been supporting his sister Aldina (pictured) for a while, and have been meaning to take on her older brother for several months, given the poverty of their family. Thanks to some brilliant fundraising efforts by our supporters over recent weeks, we can now commit to his long term education, giving him a real chance of breaking out of the…

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Hazlegrove School

We were delighted to receive over £500 this week, from 11 pupils in Year Six at Hazlegrove School in the UK, who walked over 9 miles on Sunday! They overcame some pretty challenging conditions to walk over the Quantock Hills to raise money for two charities. We feel lucky to have been one of them. Huge thanks and congratulations. This impressive sum will make a real difference to the fifty-plus…

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A Major Milestone

We’re celebrating a major milestone today. This afternoon our in-country coordinator Samuel finally completed on the purchase of a small property and building plot on the outskirts of Freetown. This plot will provide Samuel, his four children and his three orphaned nephews an unprecedented level of security after the family was devastated by Ebola in the recent outbreak. The next step for them is to build sufficient accommodation for them…

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