Tanzania water project cash appeal

PUBLISHED: 14:55 04 August 2008 | UPDATED: 09:26 10 June 2010

MONDAY, AUGUST 4: AFRICAN shopkeeper Judith Smith has launched a project to provide drinking water in her home village of Buturi, Northern Tanzania. As 2008 is International Year of Sanitation, it is particularly relevant for the Sidmouth shop owner, who runs The Village

AFRICAN shopkeeper Judith Smith has launched a project to provide drinking water in her home village of Buturi, Northern Tanzania. As 2008 is International Year of Sanitation, it is particularly relevant for the Sidmouth shop owner, who runs The Village Collection in High Street, to get work started.She and her husband Tony, a lecturer at Exeter University, visited the village to discover what its main needs were and discovered a bore hole for clean water was essential; not only for drinking but as a means of irrigation for the land as well. Now Mrs Smith has until December 15 to raise £10,000 to provide the bore hole and further sponsorship is needed to meet this deadline. Sidmouth College has adopted the charity as a project for next year's sixth formers to work on, with a view to enabling them to visit Buturi and work on a school project there.If you would like to contribute to this cause - look out for Judith at events such as FolkWeek drumming workshops at the lower Methodist hall from 1pm to 2.15pm from Monday, August 4, to Wednesday, August 6, or at her African stall on the promenade. Other events needing sponsorship are at Sid Valley Rotary summer fayre, Blackmore Gardens, on Saturday, August 16, and Jambo Tanzania! Anyone wishing to hold an event for the project can contact Deirdre Dee on 07970 814568 or Mrs Smith on (01395) 513311.

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