Tuesday, 16 May 2017 14:46

Summer Newsletter 2017 Now Online

Summer NL News Story May 16 2017

The London 10K, Cecily's Day, and our upcoming Zam Challenge football tournament are all featured within the packed pages of our 2017 Summer Newsletter, available now!


The second of our three 2017 newsletters is the last before our 20th anniversary celebration at Cecily's Day on September 2. It's packed with information on all the events and fundraising going on to celebrate the milestone:

  • A new Q&A with two of the teachers from Southborough High School who are once again running the London 10K for us this July
  • All the details of The Zam Challenge, a brand-new football event we are running together with Burford School on June 9 (you can learn more and donate here)
  • An extensive piece by our co-founder Basil - Cecily's father - on the origins of Cecily's Fund and the ongoing importance of Cecily's Day

The newsletter is available to download now from our website. Alternatively, you can read online using issuu. We'd welcome any thoughts you have on what you read: don't hesitate to get in contact!

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Monday, 08 May 2017 11:49

The Zam Challenge

 Zam Challenge Webpage 1 V3

Cecily's Fund is excited to announce The Zam Challenge - a special 5-a-side football tournament organised in partnership with Burford School. Donate whatever you can to support our work in Zambia and our 20th anniversary!


Zam Challenge Webpage 3

Burford School Sixth Form have generously adopted Cecily's Fund as their charity for 2017 - and as part of their fundraising efforts, they're co-organising and hosting The Zam Challenge on Friday June 9. It's sure to be a brilliant evening of competition, which with your help will also raise a great total to enable us to change even more young lives in Zambia.

Four teams will compete - one Cecily's Fund team consisting of family and friends of our staff, and three teams from Burford School. They're playing not only for pride but also for a unique trophy and additional awards, including Man of the Match, top goalscorer and best goalkeeping.

The Cecily's Fund team needs your support! Visit our JustGiving page today to make a donation, then post a message for our team. They would love to win the trophy, and your words of encouragement could make all the difference!


 Zam Challenge Webpage 2 V3

We'll be sharing all the action from the six matches online, so be sure to keep an eye on the #zamchallenge hashtag on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. We'll also be publishing a post-tournament report here on the Cecily's Fund website.

It takes just a few clicks to make your Zam Challenge donation, but your support will make a real difference in the lives of orphaned and vulnerable children in Zambia. Just £5 is enough to help support our feeding programme at BISO Community School, while £15 helps us support a community savings group. For every £50 we raise, we can support a child at school for a year. So please - donate today, help us make a difference, and cheer on the Cecily's Fund team!


The Zam Challenge
Friday June 9 at 5pm, Burford School
Donate today via JustGiving
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