Crowd Funding success


When The Gambia originally went into lockdown we were able to send emergency supplies of rice thanks to a direct appeal to supporters (see below). However as the crisis has continued and lockdown extended, that supply has been used up.

  Committee member Toni Farrington came to the rescue launching a crowd funding appeal on JustGiving. 

  As a 25kg sack of rice costs just over £10 and will last for 10 days and there are 53 compounds in the village, the original target was £700.

  Due to people's staggering generosity we received £1,135, The account is still open and contributions can be made at

On behalf of the people of Genieri we say THANK YOU!




A much needed delivery of rice funded by your generosity


Coronavirus Crisis Appeal – Thank You!!


Many thanks to everyone who has contributed to our Coronavirus Appeal. We have raised over £800 !    

  Genieri is in lockdown just like us:  travel is not permitted, businesses are shut down and many people have little or no income. In Genieri, that means many people have no money to buy even food. The Yate –Genieri Link has already sent an extra month’s salary to everyone who works on behalf of the Link in Genieri, as well as a separate £250 for the village to buy 24 sacks of much needed rice to distribute as they see fit.


   However, not only has this money had to come from the funds raised ready for next year’s salaries and sponsorship, we have also had to postpone the fundraising events we had planned for this summer, notably the Piano Recital and the Picnic in the Garden.


Thanks to your generous donations we are now able to replace the money we have already sent out in emergency aid and to begin to accumulate the funds we need to start the new school year in September.


We may yet need to send out more funds in emergency aid if the village runs out of rice before the lockdown ends.

  If you would still like to donate, the easiest way to make a payment is through Bank Transfer.


Our Account Number is 00044402 and the Sort Code 30-95-89.

Please include the reference Coronavirus Appeal.


Or send a cheque payable to the Yate-Genieri Link to:

Jez Truelove 8 Partridge Close, Yate BS37 7RN                                                            Thank you



June 2020

Elizabeth Garner         £30

Chloe Newman           £10

Ian Barrow                  £10


July 2020

Lorraine Desmond     £20

Sarah Webb               £10

Mark Saunders          £30

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Our Chairman, Secretary and Treasurer may be contacted via:


Yate Town Council
Poole Court
BS37 4PP

If you have any queries, want more information or want to be involved please phone us: 07837 588362




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Registered Charity number 1057814. Last updated August 7 2020