The author is busy on a number of fronts on behalf of Friends of Pakati. Here is a brief summary of what is going on in the background:
With help from contributors, supporters and independent advisors, I am in the process of changing Friends of Pakati from an ad-hoc fundraising charitable cause, to a more formal footing. As we dont have much money in the bank we do not qualify to become registered as a Charity in the UK, but starting on that path seems sensible to help it grow. We can, in time, initially gain Trust status, and can add that to the name.
We will continue to talk to other organisations as they arise, but currently there are talks going on between Friends of Pakati and VaTonatsa Foundation (search earlier posts) about how we can best collaborate on a practical level, to our mutual benefit, but only on the proviso our aims and target audiences also benefit even more. We can benefit from each others knowledge, experiences and pooling of resources where we may overlap in our efforts. Cooperation in terms of cross-promotion, supporting each other on social media for example, has already been going on for some time.
I am aware of different stories still under wraps but hope to include a mixture of life in and around Pakati Secondary school, adventures of more former ex Pakati students, and if plans come to fruition, contributions from people who are just interested in the blog with no other connection. Also, Lockdown Laughs 4 is under construction too.
Just in the early stages of editing is the first part of what I hope will be another first, a much longer story. I have a recent contributor who is keen to develop her story into an even more personal, detailed view of her life in recent years. I would like to try and use it as a new way of garnering a number of small donations…something like this: If people like the first chapter, the second will only be published if and when enough new, small donations (maybe US$2 to 5 each) are made to the fundraising page…and so on. I can tell you from what I have read so far its a VERY good story…
I haven’t posted much on this recently, but still going well…down from 113.4kg to 102.0kg in 15 weeks….not too bad. Steady progress.
Sponsors and Supporters
The following are our current list of sponsors and/or supporters, who have donated goods, money, and/or publicity – please visit/support/find out more:
Stephenson Group – http://stephensonpersonalcare.com
Nakai Skincare & Cosmetics – https://www.nakaiskincarecosmetics.com
Scunthorpe United F.C. – https://www.scunthorpe-united.co.uk
Scunthorpe Telegraph – https://www.grimsbytelegraph.co.uk/all-about/scunthorpe
Mortz Property Services
We welcome any suggestions, stories, photos and/or short videos from anyone who has any interest in Friends of Pakati, whatever you do, wherever and whoever you are.