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Lostwithiel local businesses support education in Ghana

Tuesday 8th September 2015

Sabre Trust Eat for EducationLostwithiel's local international education charity the Sabre Charitable Trust, launched a new fundraising initiative this September called Eat for Education.

Sabre’s Brighter Futures programme is all about improving children’s access to early years education in Ghana. Sabre builds amazing schools and then gives teachers the skills and confidence to make the most of them. But if the children are too hungry and thirsty to concentrate, all of this hard work goes to waste.

Through Sabre's projects:

  • Every child is taught the importance of healthy eating, personal hygiene and drinking safe water.
  • Every school Sabre builds has a kitchen to prepare healthy school meals.
  • Every classroom Sabre builds can take rainwater and turn it into clean water for drinking and washing.

By doing all of this, Sabre ensures that children have the best possible environment in which to learn.

Eat for Education raises awareness of how nutrition and hydration improves children’s learning and raises funds to make sure Sabre can provide clean drinking water and basic kitchen facilities at every school they build.

Some of Lostwithiel's best loved eateries are getting behind the campaign:

Asquiths Restaurant will be collecting donations towards table water, 2 Quay Street will be donating 50p from every Chocolate Brownie they sell and Fran's Pantry is hosting a collection tin for the month.

Sally Cuthbertson, Owner of Asquiths Restaurant said “I think the campaign is a great idea, and it's incredible that Sabre's schools can generate their own drinking water. We take tap water for granted here, so I'm really happy to support them”

Amanda Davidge, Joint Owner of 2 Quay Street said “We get lots of children popping in after school and I think they'd be delighted to know their purchase will help children less fortunate than them”

If you would like to find out more or perhaps host an Eat for Education event yourself with your friends and family please contact abigail@sabretrust.org for a fundraising pack.

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