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Cash boost for Chorley Gambia charity
5:10pm Wednesday 13th March 2013 in Chorley
A charity that provides medical equipment and easier access to clean water for people living in the Gambia have received a cash boost of £600 thanks to Chorley workers.
Staff at Chorley Community Housing (CCH) helped raise the money by opting to pay £1 each time they took part in a monthly ‘dress down’ day.
The charity was set up by Mike and Angela Faal, whose cousin Tracey Adu works for CCH’s parent company Adactus.
Tracey said: “The Gambia is the smallest country in mainland Africa and many people know it as a holiday destination.
“But there is real poverty in the country too with about a third of the population living below the international poverty line.”
She added: “Staff at Adactus and CCH decided to adopt the Clear Waters charity several years ago after I explained that I was involved in its work.
“Through their various fundraising efforts of ‘dress down’ days, raffles, fasting and jumble sales we’ve been able to raise over £5,000 for Clear Waters.
“I’ve been to The Gambia myself to see the work of the charity and how every penny raised helps to improve people’s lives, whether that’s providing easier access to clean water, safer play areas or much needed medical equipment to support the local hospital and surrounding rural clinics.”