April 2014 Newsletter

Our April Newsletter is packed with news, needs and the feeling that Ket Wangi Orphanage is making big strides in its efforts to become self-sufficient and a good place for children to grow up and learn. There is still a long way to go though so we hope you’ll want to join us in our efforts. Happy Easter / holidays and we look forward to getting to know you.

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An Easter resurrection of our own

egg2We don’t know anyone who doesn’t love Easter. The arrival of summer, a couple of extra days off work (for most), and, of course, lots of lovely Easter eggs! We’ve been thinking a lot about eggs recently, some of us still wondering which came first; the chicken or the egg. Of course, it’s what comes after, that should interest us; all that goodness for the kids from the eggs but also the meat. So with an Easter spring in our step, we are looking at resurrecting the old chicken coop, condemned last summer after the outbreak of Newcastle Disease. To get it disinfected, restocked with chickens and with all the paraphenalia of drops and feeds, we are looking at investing £400.
£400 ! That’s just 40’ish Easter eggs, isn’t it? Egg-cellent!  We can raise that this Easter, can’t we? and you could help further by forwarding on this cute little chick and make someone smile and perhaps join our mailing list . Thank you and a Happy Easter to you.

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Good Luck David Illingworth!

davidLooking out of the window today it is clear that spring, along with all its promise, is well and truly upon us. With this is in mind we are thrilled with some of the new fundraising activities that are set to be taking place in the coming weeks and months – in particular by our new supporter David Illingworth.
David is truly putting his body on the line to help the children at Ket Wangi. Over the course of the next seven months this most iron of iron men will be taking part in not one, but eight huge fitness challenges all over the north of England incorporating: a 1.5km swim, two half-marathons, three triathlons and a further two full marathons!
Just thinking about the scale of this challenge is exhausting and we thank you David for choosing to fundraise for Ket Wangi throughout your endeavours. We wish you the best of luck for all of these challenges and we will be supporting you every stroke, step and peddle of the way!
If you want to show your support for David by sponsoring this monster challenge please visit his BT My Donate page.
Good luck David and don’t forget your trainers!

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TEXTATON tonight 7pm to 10pm

Join us this evening in a TEXTATON with our supporters at the Tribal Instinct Fashion show, a fundraiser by Leeds East African Society. Students have already got several hundred pledges from students and members of the public to donate by texting KETW10 to 70070 during the show. There will also be a special appeal on stage for everyone to grab their mobiles too. LET’S ATTEMPT TO BLOW UP THE JUST GIVING TEXT LINE. You can text as little as £1 and up to £10. The goal is to raise funds towards the building of a dormitory for the girls. This is going to be a night to remember. Thanks to all for organising this.

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Christmas day revisited

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It is already February and we’ve been very busy. But, we haven’t forgotten our promise. Naphtaly has written this account of the Christmas festivities. Despite 14 children falling sick with malaria and chickenpox (and Beryl with also typhoid and Pennina … Continue reading

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Sunday morning ramblings

5 minutes ago I turned on the radio and Ben E King was singing “Stand by me”. My thoughts wandered off to Penina, one of our little girls who is currently in hospital having undergone surgery for an umbilical hernia. … Continue reading

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