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PUBLISHED: 14:17 14 December 2008 | UPDATED: 11:54 17 June 2010
AN EXTRAORDINARY £4,100 was raised by the Sidmouth community at the Jambo Tanzania concert two weeks ago. Children from local schools performed in front of packed audiences for the two concerts in Sidmouth and one in Exmouth. The spectacular performances
AN EXTRAORDINARY £4,100 was raised by the Sidmouth community at the Jambo Tanzania concert two weeks ago.
Children from local schools performed in front of packed audiences for the two concerts in Sidmouth and one in Exmouth.
The spectacular performances were the latest of fundraising events, organised by Judith Smith, in aid of the Buturi fund to raise money to sink a water bore-hole in her home village in Tanzania.
Judith said: "I would like to thank the local community on behalf of Buturi Village.
"This project has been a truly remarkable achievement not only for its gift of life-giving water to a small village in Northern Tanzania but also a demonstration of the amazing heart of a community.
"There has been a show of support from a direction in business community, schools, children, teachers, parents and all of you."
Judith thanked Sidmouth College for taking a lead in the project, and especially headteacher, Mr Roberts, geography teacher, Mr Woodward, head of sixth form, Mr Wake, all of the sixth form students who "worked so hard to make the concert enjoyable and spectacular" and the Funky Feet dancers.
First year Sidmouth College A-level students will also be raising money for the charity and they are hoping to visit the village to see the good work being carried out.
Also praised are headteachers Mrs Gordon, of Sidmouth Primary School, Mrs Williams, of Sidmouth Infants School, Mrs Craig of All Saints Primary School, Mrs Fowler, of Otterton Primary School, Mr Vaughan, of Newton Poppleford Primary School and Mrs Gray of Branscombe Primary School.
Judith would also like to thank St Nicks music teacher Mr Montgomery.
She added: "A special thanks goes to the project team without their help and commitment we would have never achieved such a production."
Judith praised Deidre Dee director and producer, Ian Ordford, head of the fundraising team, Barbara Walsh, fundraising committee, Janet Young and Margaret Evans, fundraising team, as well as Tully Reynolds, of Sidmouth College who was assistant director and producer, Nicola Skudder and Lee Reeve of Goviers and Lymebourne and Arcot Park.
Judith also paid tribute to the sponsors from Sidmouth businesses that gave money so the concerts could be staged at the Manor Pavilions in Sidmouth and Exmouth.
Judith said: "Everyone should take pride from their role in raising funds to provide pipe clean water to Buturi Village.
"It is a long way to carry water from Devon to Tanzania but I think we have just done it.