My name is Anahí and I am in Year 9. Every Christmas I go to visit my grandparents in Goa, India. This year I would like to do something extra special. There is an amazing UK registered charity called The Mango Tree Trust that supports young children who live in slums in Goa. They help around 500 children a day by preparing three to six year-olds for primary school and by providing daily after school support where they help the older children with their homework. The charity also makes sure that all of the children are provided with at least one hot meal a day and a healthy snack.

Since the end of October, I have been fundraising for The Mango Tree Trust and during the school holidays I will visit and help at the Mango Tree House near Mapusa. I am trying to raise as much money as possible to fund fully packed school backpacks. My wish is that, with the help of your donations, I will be able to give at least 70 children a filled school bag (approximately the same number of children as in my year). A complete school bag costs around £10.

My bake sale last month was a great success and now I am selling homemade Christmas candles at Christmas fairs. They will be for sale at Reception in school next week. Any donation would be welcome. I am also collecting small Christmas presents for the children. If you have any small toys (used but in good condition) that you would like to donate, please give them to me to take to India (for example: stuffed toys, toy cars (no batteries), skipping ropes and picture books).

My fundraising page is https://mydonate.bt.com/fundraisers/mymangotreechallenge and 100% of your donations will go to The Mango Tree Trust projects.

Thank you. 


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