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Nic Nix
post Apr 2 2011, 09:48 PM
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Hi guys.

To everyone who doesn't know me I'm Psy's sister and I thought this would be a good place to come to ask for a bit of help as I have done on iGTA5.com

Basically while I was in Kenya last month I visited a Maasai village that had absolutely nothing except houses made of cow poo and a couple of goats. The children had to walk for hours all by themselves to get to school, in the baking hot sun and with the dangers of wild animals such as lions and elephants just wandering around.

I'm trying to raise enough money to build and kit out a nursery in the village that will benefit the whole community and provide both girls and boys with an education, as the Maasai culture is that boys are educated but do nothing whereas the girls cannot go to school as they need to collect water, build houses, cook, look after the children etc.

There are two ways you can help me.

1) Register here with every email address you have. Yes you have to sign up which is annoying, but it literally takes 30 seconds and you can cancel your account after you've voted. The Co-Operative Group in England are holding a charity competition and which ever charity gets the most votes gets 5,000 to help fund their project, it's as simple as that. It's free to vote and as I've said it literally takes seconds but could make a huge huge difference. The current winning charity has 410 votes which really isn't a lot to beat if everyone could register from a few accounts and get friends, family, their girlfriends etc to do it too.

2) During lent if you've given something up please donate the 50p you would normally spend on chocolate or crisps so that we can give these children their nursery as soon as possible, and also ask your family and friends. If you gave 5 all it would mean is you went without one drink on a night out. If you gave 10 it would mean giving up a take away for one week, but it would change the lives of the people in the village forever.

I know normally when you give to charity you don't know where the money is going or what it is being used for, but 100% of the money raised will be going directly to the village to build this nursery and there will be a visable difference as they have nothing at all now, but hopefully within a few months or a year they will have a solid brick nursery complete with furniture and equipment.

Every single penny would be greatly appreciated so please give anything you can, even if it is just a bit of loose change.

There's more information about the village and the project on my Just Giving page.

Please help me spread the word around your work places, schools, colleges and universities.

Thank you.
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Nic Nix
post May 15 2011, 11:12 PM
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No we haven't been able to start building yet as we haven't raised enough money to ensure completion of the whole project sad.gif

There was a fundraising event on Friday night, and I haven't got all of the figures yet but I'm estimating that over 2,000 was raised. Unfortunately this money is being split between the borehole project (estimated 20,000) and the nursery (estimated 4,000) so it will be a while yet before any work can start, although progress is being made slowly but surely.

There are 2 ways you can help. Firstly get everyone you know to register here for free. It literally takes 30 seconds but if we get enough votes it will secure 5,000 for the charity which is a lot of much needed cash! Yes it's annoying and you have to 'sign up' but I'm sure most people would prefer that over having to fork out their own hard earned cash.

Secondly, you can donate here using a credit or debit card, or paypal. If you're a UK tax payer you can claim the tax back on every donation which is another 20% extra the charity will receive.

Further to this, if any one knows of any companies who may be able to donate either funds or something that could be auctioned off in an event I am planning for the summer, please get in touch with contact details. Any help at all would be greatly appreciated.

Thanks.
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