Report from the Cross Bay Walk 2022

We had a wonderful day on Saturday 25th June for our Cross Bay Walk.  130 walkers for Money for Madagascar along with others walking for different charities headed out from Arnside at 3:20pm led safely across the bay by guides from Guide Over Sands. There were a few spots of rain at the start but the weather soon cleared…

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What is MfM doing to help colleagues face the ‘Cost of Living Crisis’?

Following Covid, global inflation and crop failure from extreme weather, Madagascar is facing the sharp end of the ‘cost of living crisis’. Many essential goods such as food staples and medicines have even doubled in price over the last year. This crippling inflation affects everyone we work with. At the community level, we are increasing grants to absorb inflation…

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Expansion of Famine Relief Project

We are delighted to announce that we have expanded our feeding programme in schools in the area hit by the famine in Madagascar. With our partners ALT and Terres des Homes, we have started to work with three new schools in the area around the city of Betroka in the South of Madagascar.  We are especially pleased as in…

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Cross Bay Walk 2022

We have managed to secure places on the guided walk across Morecambe Bay on Saturday 25th June 2022; it starts at 3:20pm to fit in with the tide. This is a really popular walk from Arnside to Grange over Sands.  The expert guides from the Guide over Sands Trust plot a safe route across the shifting sands of the…

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Adult Literacy Programme

As part of our Education for Life programme, we are also improving adult literacy.  Parents of some of the students were concerned that they were unable to help their children with their school work due to their own low level of literacy.  Some of them were also embarrassed that their children knew more than them. The course delivered links…

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Partnership with Mary’s Meals

We are delighted to let you know about our new partnership with Mary’s Meals.  Mary’s Meals is a fantastic charity which started with two brothers from Argyll who wanted to help victims of the war in Bosnia in 1983.  It has now grown and they work in 20 countries across the globe. Their vision is simple; every child deserves…

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Successes in difficult times – a good news story

The last two years have brought previously unimaginable problems for the whole world but there have also been many positive stories from our projects in Madagascar.     Our friends at AAA recently sent us a report giving details of their success stories in 2021 and we would like to share some of them with you: All of the…

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Queniborough Community Pianothon

  The village of Queniborough in Leicestershire came up with a novel way of joining our Tree Twinning Programme by holding a ‘Pianothon’.  The aim was to raise funds to protect and restore rainforest in Madagascar through playing music whilst also raising awareness of the threat to trees in Queniborough though a road widening scheme.  The community wanted to…

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Marathon Completed!

Our runner in the London Marathon pounded the streets of London last week, one of 40000 participants.  Maria had aimed for a time of 4 hours 15 minutes but she smashed that, crossing the finish line in 3 hours, 54 minutes and 40 seconds.  What an amazing achievement for her first marathon. Not only was it a personal challenge,…

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A shout out to some of our fundraisers….

Recently, we have learned about some people who have chosen us as the recipient for their fundraising challenges. Freya Marks has heard about the drought in southern Madagascar and our famine appeal. She has set herself the challenge of running every day in September. Keep track of her progress on her Justgiving page. https://www.justgiving.com/fundraising/freya-marks3 ———– Mary Edwards is walking…

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