We’re pleased to report that we had a very successful Christmas in 2011, raising over £1,300 for the school in Malawi through our market stalls, online store, donations and our Christmas video.
At St Margarets Christmas Fair, we were visited by the mayor of Richmond, as well as a couple of rather butch looking ugly sisters on stilts from the local production of Cinderella!
Our first ever Christmas video, ‘The Twelve Days of Christmas – Malawi Style’ is a hit on YouTube, with over 8,000 views and counting.
In addition to our ever-popular Christmas cards, we sold Malawi tea from the Rare Tea Company and coffee roasted by Climpson and Sons from Mzuzu in Malawi, both of which went down well with our customers. If you would like to order coffee from future batches we produce, please email email@example.com
The money raised has paid for desks to be built by a local carpenter for 116 children. It will also be used to cover expenses from having the Standard Eight class boarding near the school from February to May while they revise for their exams.
We are always looking for new Christmas markets to sell our products at, so if you can recommend a good one, or would like to volunteer on one of our stalls then please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org
Our thanks go to everyone who bought cards, tea and coffee, as well as everyone donated to the school and who shared the link to our video online, as well as the following organisations and individuals:
The Rare Tea Company for supplying us with their Lost Malawi Tea
Climpson & Sons for supplying our Ganet’s Brew Coffee
Preview Design for donating the printing of our Christmas cards
Mason’s Paper for donating the paper for our Christmas cards
Jean Ni for working with the teachers and children of the school to produce and film our Christmas video