Small Charity Week helps us make a big difference

We are delighted to have raised over £550 with our listings on the Small Charity Week eBay auction, and are grateful to the celebrities and supporters who have made this possible.

This total will make a huge difference to the school in Malawi, it’s enough to keep the school running for almost 3 months, or could pay for 180 textbooks. The school is gearing up for the introduction of a new curriculum in September, and the school’s director Gertrude Banda hopes to introduce a much-needed feeding programme for all pupils, so this money comes at an important time.

Dinner for two with Gregg Wallace at his Wallace & Co eaterie, London

Gregg Wallace

We thank Gregg Wallace and Plank PR for donating a dinner for two hosted by Gregg at his Wallace & Co eaterie in Putney, London.

Merlin script signed by key cast and producers plus season 5 Blu Ray boxed set


Thanks to FremantleMedia International as well as the production crew for donating a signed script from the final episode of Season 4 of Merlin, plus a Blu Ray boxed set.

Jamie’s 15-Minute Meals book signed by Jamie Oliver

We thank Jamie Oliver and Fresh One Productions for donating 2 hardback copies of Jamie Oliver’s 288 page book, Jamie’s 15-Minute Meals, signed by the world-famous chef himself.

1 year subscription to Hello! magazine (UK only)

We thank Rosie Nixon and Hello! magazine for donating a 1 year subscription to HELLO! magazine.

Where the money goes

All proceeds from these auction lots go to Ganet’s Adventure School (, a small primary school and pre-school with big ideas, teaching around 200 children in rural Malawi. It receives no government funding, and relies on support from around the world to keep it running. The school was founded by its director Gertrude Banda in 2004, and in 2011 won a Pan African Award for Entrepreneurship in Education. It has its own large permaculture garden which it uses to grow organic fruit and veg to supplement the diet of its pupils. Ganet’s Adventure School Fund (UK reg. charity no. 1141352) was set up by volunteers to support the school.

About Small Charity Week

Small Charity Week celebrates and raises awareness of the essential work of the UK’s small charity sector who make an invaluable contribution to the lives of millions of individuals, communities and causes across the UK and the rest of the world.

Small Charity Week is brought to you by the Foundation for Social Improvement (FSI), who with the support of partner organisations ensure the work of small charities is recognised and celebrated.

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