Re collecting things for The Gambia. Any kind of vegetable seeds will be fine. I have sent and taken out the following:- tomatoes, lettuce, salad leaves, spring onions, radish, onions, courgettes, cucumber, peas and beans. I also put in some sunflower seeds for the children to grow.
I would think that any kind of vegetable is ok. The only thing I wouldn't send would be rhubarb, as they might not know th eleaves are poisonous.
I went down to the shipping agent today, and hope to go again at the end of the month. The ships take between 3-6 weeks to get there.
I found a well known store in the High street had a special offer on seeds of 2 packets for £1, as they can be rather expensive.
I also send out homely medicines and vitamins. i have found a well known local store at East of the water, the best value. Two packets of paracetomol and a packet of asprin for 49p.
So many things that we take for granted in Englad are finacially out of reach for the people in Gambia. All donations gratefully received.
Football kit required. In the Gambia, a numbr of young men have left their village, Fulla Bangtang, to try and get work near the tourist areas on the coast. They have statted a youth association, withthe catchy name, "The Young men of Fulla Bangtang Youth Association". They meet to socialsise , aminly through football and running. They pay a small subscription of about 50p a fortnight. This is to create an "emergency fund" for their village e.g in case someone is ill. They plan to organise football tournaments when they return to their village for the rainy season (July, august and September).
Does any local club have any football strip/boots that they would like to specifically donate to these young men?
If so please contact Lind aon 07828758360. Thank you.