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Penyem Health Centre Appeal

On Tuesday 12 October 2010, we officially launched our Penyem Health Centre Appeal.

Penyem is a small village in The Gambia. We have been working closely with Northampton Trustee Fund, a local charity on a number of projects, including repairing a school roof and setting up a Football Academy.

In February 2011, ten Year 13 students will be visiting The Gambia to help the projects develop in Penyem and to start the renovations of the village Health Centre. The Centre needs a ceiling installing, the floor tiled, a water supply connected and a solar electricity system.  Our students will be fundraising in order that these projects can be completed. 

Andy Butler, School Sport Co-ordinator and representative of the charity said:

'This is a fantastic opportunity for Kingswood students to visit a third world country and to make a huge difference to the villagers of Penyem.  The students will also each be sponsoring a village child to attend school and will get the chance to meet their child and their families when they visit.  It is the trip of a lifetime!'

For more details of the charity's work please call Andy Butler on 07812 111187 or visit

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