Danda-Kharka Project – Nepal 2016
The Danda-Kharka are looking to rebuild the Primary School that was destroyed by the earthquake in 2015 and give the children a learning environment and an opportunity to secure a sustainable future that we all take for granted.
In January 2015, a team of twelve volunteers from Jersey worked in Dandakharka, Nepal to help provide clean water for every house in village. This was a community Work Project organised by Jersey Overseas Aid, which runs similar voluntary missions in different countries ever year. Danda-Kharka have resolved to raise funds to help with the rebuilding and some work has already been funded. When Danda-Kharka asked the villagers, what was their next most important need, they were told it was the school.
The primary school in Dandakharka served seventy children who, since the earthquake, have been taught in temporary classrooms with no windows, heating or electricity and little in the way of learning aids.
The East Africa Crisis Appeal via the Disaster Emergency Committee
Hunger on a massive scale is looming across East Africa. The drought and conflict have left 16 million people on the brink of starvation and in urgent need of food, water and medical treatment. People are already dying in South Sudan and Somalia.
In Kenya, the government has declared a national emergency and Ethiopia is battling a new wave of drought following the strongest El Nino on record.
Women, children and older people are suffering the most; more than 800,000 children under five are severely malnourished. Without immediate treatment, they are at risk of starving to death.
Catherine Jackson raising money on behalf of her late father
On 1st May 2017 Catherine Jackson will be walking Hadrian’s Wall on behalf of her late father, Peter Lambert to raise money for The British Heart Foundation. BHF is the nation's heart charity and the largest independent funder of cardiovascular research. Coronary heart disease is the UK's single biggest killer and BHF are leading the fight against it. The pioneering research has helped to transform the lives of people living with heart and circulatory conditions. The vision of the British Heart Foundation is a world where people don't die prematurely from heart disease. Over the past months, the British Heart Foundation have been reviewing the strategic approach with the help of staff, supporters and stakeholders. The new strategy will give the British Heart Foundation powerful focus in the fight for every heartbeat, and enable them to lead the fight against cardiovascular disease more effectively.