Tanzania fundraiser in Sidmouth

ENGLISH roast lamb with a Tanzanian twist will help bring water to an African village later this month. The lunch, at Lymebourne Community Centre, will be preceded by a short talk on Buturi village in Tanzania, where the Buturi project is trying to raise

ENGLISH roast lamb with a Tanzanian twist will help bring water to an African village later this month. The lunch, at Lymebourne Community Centre, will be preceded by a short talk on Buturi village in Tanzania, where the Buturi project is trying to raise money for the drilling of a bore hole. It will also include music and a raffle The borehole will provide water for drinking and irrigation, freeing up manpower from a daily trek to a water source which is not safe. The cost of the work, which includes drilling, lining and capping of the pump, plus the purchase of a diesel-driven pump for drawing water, could cost between £12,000-£15,000. Judith and Tony Smith, who run the project, also hope to help provide a pre-school nursery. Buturi was chosen because Mrs Smith, who now runs a business in Sidmouth, originally comes from Tanzania and her mother lives in Buturi village. This gives her a special link with the area, although she hopes this project will be a pilot scheme to address the poverty in a wider geographical area. The lunch will be at the Lymebourne centre on June 26, at 12.30pm. For tickets call Jan on (01395) 515191, Mary on (01395) 578338 or visit the Village Collection Shop at 48, High Street Sidmouth. Tickets cost £5.


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