Fundraising activities for Friends of Pakati

There are some relatively small fundraising activities either planned or ongoing, which together will add to our ability to help the two Pakati schools. One larger event is planned as well. At the bottom of this post is a request for more ideas…

Approach road – ahead for the Secondary, left takes you to the Primary

One is from former Pakati Secondary school teacher, Debbie Chadbon. She tells me that she grows a mixture of crops on her allotment, here is part of the message she sent me earlier:

“I am planning to have a harvest stall at a local sale trail selling homemade jams and chutneys and pumpkins we have grown on our allotment, to raise funds for Pakati.”

Debbie in preparation for the now-postponed Bristol 10km, taken in March 2020

Later she sent this message:  “I will take a picture of my allotment although it’s not looking it’s best as everything is beginning to die off now.  I’ll also take some pictures of the stall on the day of the fayre.  Every so often in our area they have a sale trail, where people can set up a stall outside their house and sell stuff – like a car boot fayre without the car.  They produce a map on social media highlighting where all the stalls are.  This time because it is harvest time they are also having tables in the local church grounds which you can hire and sell produce.  Because we live in a cul de sac I didn’t think we would get much footfall so I have decided to hire a table in the church grounds.  Hopefully the weather will be kind and fingers crossed it isn’t cancelled due to COVID (otherwise I’ll be giving lots of jam and chutney for Christmas presents!).
I am planning on doing the Bristol 10K run next May.  I have been going for a short run once a week but wouldn’t be up for 10K anytime soon!
Best wishes

Debbie at Pakati Secondary school. 1992

The second is by a fellow Scunthorpe United fan Gary Lundie, who is based in Glasgow, Scotland. He has odered some unique badges for sale, and is publicising them on his twitter feed and facebook page.

Gary says he is willing to given a portion of his sales to Friends of Pakati (as well as local charities in Scunthorpe), and it is great of him to consider doing that for us – a big THANK YOU from Friends of Pakati👏👏. He has had a delivery of them and says they are selling well🤞

Badges for sale

As reported here there is also the Author’s weight loss, which is also generating funds. That particular idea has run its course and come 1st October, I will only carry on for my own self. I do expect one or two further donations as a result.

losing weight, September 2020

The question is, what should I, or we at Friends of Pakati, do to raise funds in the next 12 months? Could be something large or small, we will consider all thoughts before chosing. We are therefore asking for suggestions please…

Sponsored walk, April 2019


My name is Chris Walker, and between January 1989 and September 1991 I worked, through VSO (Voluntary Service Overseas), at Pakati Secondary School in Murehwa South district in Zimbabwe. I was a Maths teacher for 2 years, the Acting Head for the last 8 months there. I have also taught in Botswana & the UK, had 4 years working for VSO, and have been a Civil Servant in Bradford since 2005.

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