Newsletter July 2015

We have had a successful season once again even though visitor numbers to The Gambia and subsequently our projects because of the Ebola threat in West Africa.  This is a very sad state of affairs for the country especially as no Ebola has been found in The Gambia at all.  Hopefully confidence in the country will return for next season.

We have had several reasons to celebrate what we have achieved this year. 

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Guest blog from Mick Calveley from his visit in March this year.

A family visit to Gambia March 2015

As we have said before returning to the Gambia never loses its excitement, but this time was special, our Daughter Megan and boyfriend Chris had decided to come along and see for themselves just what kept attracting us back to the Gambia and why we do what we do volunteering as Committee Members for the charity, we were only there for a week this time but would not have missed it for the world.

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Guest blog from Cath Calveley, committee member GOAL For The Gambia

Returning back to The Gambia never loses its excitement for Mick and I as we found out  during our trip in December 2014 and after all the fundraising as committee members the excitement grew as our departure date grew nearer , we couldn’t wait to see what the charity and its supporters had achieved since our visit in March 2014 .

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Guest blog from Paul Reynolds – trustee for GOAL For The Gambia

I have just returned from a 2 week holiday in The Gambia and I was very disappointed with the effect the Ebola scare is having upon the people of The Gambia. There has been a reduction in the number of flights from the UK and a drastic reduction in the number of tourists. The only saving grace is that there is a steady flow of visitors who have been before and have not been affected by this scaremongering. There has not been a single case of Ebola in The Gambia. The international media has a lot to answer for !!

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Quick Update

Hi everyone

It has been a while since I last posted or updated this web page.  I have been concentrating on our Facebook page and sadly neglected here.  Please check that page out even if you are not a Facebook user you can still view the page. https://www.facebook.com/goalforthegambia

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