Thank You

We appreciate the help of everyone who is interested in and supportive of Etatu. We would like to thank everyone who has given us their time, expertise, advice, gifts in kind and donations.

Thank you to the following companies, Trusts or organisations who have helped so significantly:

  • The Green Horizon Trust for enabling us to provide so many families with solar lights and so many girls with sanitary products and therefore with an uninterrupted education.
  • The South Square Trust for their generous support of girls’ schooling.
  • Base Titanium for involving themselves in the local Msambweni area, for supporting our sponsorship programme and for their belief in the power of education.
  • Piers Simon Appeal and School-in-a-Bag for their openness, sharing spirit and  inspirational product.
  • Millfield School – for the fundraising efforts of all the staff and pupils which made our Community Learning Banda possible.
  • Better World Books for their dedication and their business model, through which they offer their LEAP grants, with which we completed our banda.
  • Golledge Electronics, who will always be our first Corporate supporter.
  • Burns the Bread for providing their delicious baps for free.
  • SAP, for providing for School Bags filled with school supplies and a solar light, making a long lasting difference to over 400 families.
  • Future for Kids for providing school bags, solar lights and educational supplies to several hundred Msambweni families.

We would like to give a special thank-you to: 

      • Our regular donors – each one is a STAR.
      • Our Give as You Live subscribers, whose contribution is invaluable.
      • Our jam jar collectors who are enabling us to support young children through the Orphans’ Programme.
      • Nicola, Gill and Jean for their generous hospitality and creative fundraising, from the earliest days.
      • Everyone involved in coffee mornings, quizzes, raffles, sales evenings, Spa days, ‘Made in Somerset’ and all other events.
      • Everyone who donates to us, whenever and however much they can.
      • Our secondary school sponsors, who are the backbone of our sponsorship programme.
      • Helen for her dogged dedication to our web-site when we were getting started and her generosity since then.
      • Kelly, Kirsteen, Harriet and Flo for the value they place on girls’ education.
      • Tom for being so generous with his time and expertise.
      • Virginia for her creativity, moral support and so much time.
      • Jean and John for opening their home and for the hard work and flair of the whole team who made the Open Garden events in Baltonsborough such a success.
      • Laura, Robin, Nicola, Jacob and Sebastian for suggesting donations to Etatu instead of presents.
      • Joss for fantastic photography and for assisting so readily.
      • Heather H, Claire B, Rupert B, Frances B for being so thoughtful and for not minding being called upon.
      • Kath and Becci for bountiful baskets and much more besides.
      • Andi for kick-starting our PR so impressively and Warren for his beyond-the-call-of-duty help.
      • Krispy Kremes, Bristol, for their great fundraising margins and for being so friendly.
      • Everyone who understands the importance of bras and underwear.
      • Everyone who lives far away in Canada, America and Australia who show such faith in us.
      • Baltonsborough Farm shop for their enthusiasm, and all their customers for till-point donations and for buying green beans.
      • The families who provide much needed storage space.
      • The Foundation for Social Improvement and everyone who has taken part in Small Charity Week, a fantastic initiative.
      • The White Hart Inn, Somerton, for welcoming us and hosting our ‘Made in Somerset’  event. Thanks to Kirsty and Jonny especially.
      • Sebastian and the ten other teenagers who visited Mwaembe for the enthusiasm, energy and cheerfulness they brought to everything they did.
      • Matrix Sports Group for Quick Feet for Shimba Hills.
      • Lynne Woodward for her raffle of a HUGE Easter Egg.
      • Virginia, Nicola, Maria, Tracy, Kirsteen, Gill, Frances, Helen, Jan, Jo and Lisa, who inspired us to get going and who continue to help and inspire.
      • Amy, Charlie, Gil, Herbert, Hugo, Jack, Rosanna and Matilda for their wonderful presentation in 2012.
      • Ant and Annie for their ongoing enthusiasm.
      • Jack, for championing our cause.
      • Siobhan and Bev for their ideas.
      • The swimmers; Tom, Roger, Billy, Rupert, Gaby, Amy, Ellie, Lottie, Zoe, Max, Angus, Hugo and Herbie – and all those who sponsored them.
      • Lions Club of Street and Glastonbury and the WI of Ashcott and Pedwell for their interest and support.
      • Alison, for all she was and her help to Amina; we miss you.
      • Doug for his wonderful warm heartedness and for being the person he is.
      • John and Judy for more things than can easily be expressed.