BIG Walk 86km fundraiser

BIG Walk 86km to fundraise for Covid 19 Masks for the children returning to school on the 12th October.
Challenge: Walk from Blantyre to Mulanje via Thyolo, Malawi. 
 
Walkers: Bagio, Kalama and Steven supported by Seth.
                                             All from FOMO Head Office in Mulanje
Date of event 7th and 8th October 2020
 
Donating Click Here
Can you please support these young men in their first charity challenge.

Balloon Race Results List

FOMO Position Overall Race Position Balloon ID Distance Travelled Name of owner
1 20 21036 2917.70 Ben Healey
2 98 20828 2440.35 Michelle Pendry
3 100+ 33029 2337.29 Chris Atherton 
4 100+ 20457 2192.75 Vanessa Shorter
5 100+ 33064 2083.37 Neil Atherton
6 100+ 20459 2082.24 Vanessa Shorter
7 100+ 21035 2068.81 Ben Healey
8 100+ 20461 2061.01 Vanessa Shorter
9 100+ 19946 1879.00 Christopher Coxhead
10 100+ 29641 861.69 Rachel Macdonald
11 100+ 19947 832.06 Christopher Coxhead
12 100+ 29642 789.76 Rachel Macdonald
13 100+ 28814 733.21 Audrey Toft
14 100+ 23455 728.18 Chris Joyce
15 100+ 33612 716.66 Christopher Coxhead
16 100+ 23523 709.79 Sarah Black
17 100+ 20930 685.56 Elizabeth Henfield
18 100+ 20862 681.68 Emily Hall
19 100+ 19931 670.53 Gavin Dean
20 100+ 22756 669.19 Paul Dark
21 100+ 19618 656.50 Daniel Gowar
22 100+ 20025 654.54 Geoff Prince
23 100+ 28016 651.66 Sharon Hammond
24 100+ 19573 647.54 Francesca Dommett
25 100+ 24786 637.96 Ann Churcher
26 100+ 21939 632.71 Elaine Kirkham
27 100+ 28859 632.22 Keith Woodworth
28 100+ 20722 630.50 Mike Henfield
29 100+ 23579 629.69 ina  Steele
30 100+ 26928 628.74 Caryn Taylor
31 100+ 29635 627.85 Rachel Macdonald
32 100+ 20725 627.27 Audrey Toft
33 100+ 34052 626.91 Mark Coxhead
34 100+ 26938 626.87 Ruth Bleasdale
35 100+ 25193 626.74 David Farmer
36 100+ 26939 626.46 Ruth Bleasdale
37 100+ 34051 625.56 Mark Coxhead
38 100+ 28119 625.51 Rosemary Rendall
39 100+ 19709 625.28 Bev Carroll
40 100+ 20109 623.29 Annie Mann
41 100+ 19649 622.99 Maureen Whitlock
42 100+ 33320 622.60 Sarah Hurst
43 100+ 28820 622.56 Audrey Toft
44 100+ 28046 621.53 Keith Best
45 100+ 26921 621.41 Caryn Taylor
46 100+ 28860 620.45 Pat Moore
47 100+ 20723 620.21 Audrey Toft
48 100+ 21986 620.19 Richard Lea
49 100+ 20456 618.94 Vanessa Shorter
50 100+ 19712 618.08 David BORROW
51 100+ 32655 617.16 Elisabeth Langner
52 100+ 22616 616.86 Anne Potter
53 100+ 26534 616.78 Alison Khan
54 100+ 29639 615.92 Rachel Macdonald
55 100+ 28079 615.28 rosemary Horsfall
56 100+ 26745 614.96 ELAINE Drage
57 100+ 25174 614.92 Sally Knowles
58 100+ 33315 614.61 Sarah Hurst
59 100+ 25176 614.17 Sally Knowles
60 100+ 20429 614.09 Anne Fisher
61 100+ 20937 613.60 Elizabeth Henfield
62 100+ 32742 613.58 Anne Allen
63 100+ 26744 613.14 ELAINE Drage
64 100+ 20934 613.00 Elizabeth Henfield
65 100+ 19651 612.85 Maureen Whitlock
66 100+ 21937 612.46 Elaine Kirkham
67 100+ 20347 612.14 Tony Stevens
68 100+ 34049 611.74 Mark Coxhead
69 100+ 20935 611.39 Elizabeth Henfield
70 100+ 21321 610.87 Janet Thomason
71 100+ 23580 610.65 Ina  Steele
72 100+ 25196 610.53 David Farmer
73 100+ 27993 610.29 Melanie Rendall
74 100+ 22625 609.61 Anne Potter
75 100+ 19604 608.76 Gillian Coxhead
76 100+ 26960 608.71 Ruth Bleasdale
77 100+ 20773 608.69 david trice
78 100+ 19713 608.02 David BORROW
79 100+ 19914 607.96 Helen Burgess
80 100+ 33323 607.89 Sarah Hurst
81 100+ 22614 605.90 Anne Potter
82 100+ 27992 604.86 Melanie Rendall
83 100+ 19603 603.91 Gillian Coxhead
84 100+ 28054 602.69 Brendan Rendall
85 100+ 22624 599.78 Anne Potter
86 100+ 22761 598.27 Paul Dark
87 100+ 21322 597.25 Janet Thomason
88 100+ 19896 596.23 David Coxhead
89 100+ 32903 595.73 Charlotte Mason
90 100+ 22521 595.13 Katy Berry
91 100+ 26953 594.85 Ruth Bleasdale
92 100+ 21325 594.66 Janet Thomason
93 100+ 20448 594.11 Stephen Pennington
94 100+ 33322 593.14 Sarah Hurst
95 100+ 22524 591.84 Katy Berry
96 100+ 26943 590.89 Ruth Bleasdale
97 100+ 20710 590.31 Laraine Southwell
98 100+ 23581 590.23 Ina  Steele
99 100+ 28056 590.17 Brendan Rendall
100 100+ 19557 590.08 Sarah Womersley
101 100+ 33317 590.05 Sarah Hurst
102 100+ 21987 589.34 Richard Lea
103 100+ 22721 589.13 LINDA TAYLOR
104 100+ 21989 588.36 Richard Lea
105 100+ 19913 587.67 Catherine Grilli
106 100+ 28816 579.50 Audrey Toft
107 100+ 26941 575.61 Ruth Bleasdale
108 100+ 26947 571.11 Ruth Bleasdale
109 100+ 34050 569.50 Mark Coxhead
110 100+ 26747 569.06 ELAINE Drage
111 100+ 32902 567.71 Charlotte Mason
112 100+ 22622 567.37 Anne Potter
113 100+ 21430 567.29 Natasha  Penny
114 100+ 20107 566.95 Annie Mann
115 100+ 28052 566.75 Brendan Rendall
116 100+ 20424 566.73 Anne Fisher
117 100+ 21947 566.12 Elaine Kirkham
118 100+ 20824 566.06 Ryan Peet
119 100+ 26951 565.60 Ruth Bleasdale
120 100+ 20311 565.40 Alison  Eidsforth
121 100+ 21348 563.72 JOAN STABLEFORD
122 100+ 20711 562.06 Laraine Southwell
123 100+ 22520 561.99 Katy Berry
124 100+ 25168 558.68 Sally Knowles
125 100+ 22685 557.49 Sheila Marshall
126 100+ 25167 557.35 Sally Knowles
127 100+ 19915 550.66 Helen Burgess
128 100+ 20823 550.12 Ryan Peet
129 100+ 32729 548.76 Heather  Toft
130 100+ 20857 548.74 Linda Denzey
131 100+ 28120 546.02 Rosemary Rendall
132 100+ 21544 545.94 Pauline Whittle
133 100+ 21037 543.82 Ben Healey
134 100+ 20108 543.71 Annie Mann
135 100+ 26927 543.52 Caryn Taylor
136 100+ 23452 542.94 Chris Joyce
137 100+ 25172 541.90 Sally Knowles
138 100+ 20727 541.76 Audrey Toft
139 100+ 20859 541.69 Linda Denzey
140 100+ 26924 541.27 Caryn Taylor
141 100+ 20933 541.21 Elizabeth Henfield
142 100+ 26402 540.39 Margaret Pye
143 100+ 25173 539.31 Sally Knowles
144 100+ 22525 539.28 Katy Berry
145 100+ 19898 537.44 David Coxhead
146 100+ 22762 536.39 Paul Dark
147 100+ 23450 536.39 Chris Joyce
148 100+ 26404 536.27 Margaret Pye
149 100+ 22627 536.17 Jean  Colley
150 100+ 19611 536.17 Jo Zanetti
151 100+ 21985 536.00 Richard Lea
152 100+ 29637 535.86 Rachel Macdonald
153 100+ 20861 535.82 Linda Denzey
154 100+ 26946 535.82 Ruth Bleasdale
155 100+ 19326 535.67 William Horton
156 100+ 23518 533.74 Sarah Black
157 100+ 20447 532.90 Stephen pennington
158 100+ 22617 532.74 Anne Potter
159 100+ 28121 532.45 Rosemary Rendall
160 100+ 26742 532.30 ELAINE Drage
161 100+ 24877 530.95 Harvey VIVIAN
162 100+ 26738 528.91 ELAINE Drage
163 100+ 20028 528.14 Geoff Prince
164 100+ 21431 526.57 Natasha  Penny
165 100+ 22620 526.00 Anne Potter
166 100+ 28055 525.62 Brendan Rendall
167 100+ 25198 525.50 David Farmer
168 100+ 19650 525.32 Maureen Whitlock
169 100+ 28023 525.24 Sharon Hammond
170 100+ 21097 524.43 Emma Whitlock
171 100+ 19599 523.22 Gillian Coxhead
172 100+ 22981 522.86 Stephanie Kane
173 100+ 29638 522.76 Rachel Macdonald
174 100+ 26959 522.65 Ruth Bleasdale
175 100+ 23524 520.83 Sarah Black
176 100+ 28024 520.51 Sharon Hammond
177 100+ 22980 519.36 Stephanie Kane
178 100+ 26952 518.37 Ruth Bleasdale
179 100+ 28022 518.12 Sharon Hammond
180 100+ 27983 517.54 Ruth James
181 100+ 19933 517.42 Gavin Dean
182 100+ 19325 515.66 William Horton
183 100+ 21543 514.77 Pauline Whittle
184 100+ 20111 513.09 Annie Mann
185 100+ 26957 512.92 Ruth Bleasdale
186 100+ 26930 512.17 Caryn Taylor
187 100+ 22628 512.16 Jean  Colley
188 100+ 28048 512.14 Keith Best
189 100+ 25175 510.43 Sally Knowles
190 100+ 20931 509.90 Elizabeth Henfield
191 100+ 28861 509.63 Keith Woodworth
192 100+ 19606 508.91 Gillian Coxhead
193 100+ 26739 508.76 ELAINE Drage
194 100+ 28078 506.71 rosemary Horsfall
195 100+ 26948 503.26 Ruth Bleasdale
196 100+ 20343 502.95 Tony Stevens
197 100+ 21990 501.89 Richard Lea
198 100+ 26936 500.95 Ruth Bleasdale
199 100+ 26954 499.79 Ruth Bleasdale
200 100+ 20856 497.37 Linda Denzey
201 100+ 22619 497.00 Anne Potter
202 100+ 26934 495.88 Ruth Bleasdale
203 100+ 20929 495.07 Elizabeth Henfield
204 100+ 22623 495.05 Anne Potter
205 100+ 21350 494.20 JOAN STABLEFORD
206 100+ 26958 493.64 Ruth Bleasdale
207 100+ 25970 493.64 Elizabeth Winscom
208 100+ 20938 493.05 Elizabeth Henfield
209 100+ 25164 492.13 Sally Knowles
210 100+ 26950 491.78 Ruth Bleasdale
211 100+ 32871 491.60 Francesca Cullen
212 100+ 26945 491.26 Ruth Bleasdale
213 100+ 26923 491.02 Caryn Taylor
214 100+ 20721 488.89 Mike Henfield
215 100+ 25163 488.50 Sally Knowles
216 100+ 20450 487.89 Vanessa Shorter
217 100+ 28017 487.22 Sharon Hammond
218 100+ 26963 486.59 Ruth Bleasdale
219 100+ 21759 486.37 Judith Chaloner
220 100+ 28080 486.36 rosemary Horsfall
221 100+ 25197 486.06 David Farmer
222 100+ 24879 485.88 Harvey VIVIAN
223 100+ 32727 485.78 Heather  Toft
224 100+ 26746 485.73 ELAINE Drage
225 100+ 20024 484.59 Geoff Prince
226 100+ 22722 484.52 LINDA TAYLOR
227 100+ 23446 483.76 Chris Joyce
228 100+ 25177 482.51 Sally Knowles
229 100+ 32746 482.08 Anne Allen
230 100+ 25166 481.71 Sally Knowles
231 100+ 28084 481.53 Denise Wight
232 100+ 28020 480.71 Sharon Hammond
233 100+ 27991 480.67 Melanie Rendall
234 100+ 24785 480.57 Ann Churcher
235 100+ 22759 480.42 Paul Dark
236 100+ 23451 479.78 Chris Joyce
237 100+ 33610 479.10 Christopher Coxhead
238 100+ 33324 478.58 Sarah Hurst
239 100+ 27995 478.52 Melanie Rendall
240 100+ 21938 477.53 Elaine Kirkham
241 100+ 21004 477.51 Jenny Lamb
242 100+ 20860 476.11 Linda Denzey
243 100+ 28818 476.06 Audrey Toft
244 100+ 26940 475.76 Ruth Bleasdale
245 100+ 25194 475.75 David Farmer
246 100+ 22629 475.74 Jean  Colley
247 100+ 21096 475.70 Emma Whitlock
248 100+ 28085 475.31 Denise Wight
249 100+ 21861 474.95 Saul Manasse
250 100+ 28000 474.90 Jacqui Grady
251 100+ 19940 474.89 Eddie Coxhead
252 100+ 19652 474.86 Maureen Whitlock
253 100+ 26962 474.45 Ruth Bleasdale
254 100+ 20427 474.40 Anne Fisher
255 100+ 29640 474.16 Rachel Macdonald
256 100+ 22686 474.13 sheila marshall
257 100+ 20858 473.91 Linda Denzey
258 100+ 19980 473.56 Jacqueline Evans
259 100+ 22613 473.11 Anne Potter
260 100+ 26942 472.96 Ruth Bleasdale
261 100+ 21001 472.64 Jenny Lamb
262 100+ 20027 471.73 Geoff Prince
263 100+ 23448 471.66 Chris Joyce
264 100+ 20997 471.39 Linda Young
265 100+ 20829 471.06 Michelle Pendry
266 100+ 23596 471.04 Emma Langston
267 100+ 28049 470.60 Keith Best
268 100+ 26926 470.42 Caryn Taylor
269 100+ 21349 469.64 JOAN STABLEFORD
270 100+ 19932 469.62 Gavin Dean
271 100+ 19653 469.24 Maureen Whitlock
272 100+ 21351 469.17 JOAN STABLEFORD
273 100+ 19939 468.68 Eddie Coxhead
274 100+ 28815 468.66 Audrey Toft
275 100+ 33321 468.53 Sarah Hurst
276 100+ 26949 468.38 Ruth Bleasdale
277 100+ 22519 467.07 Katy Berry
278 100+ 22763 467.06 Paul Dark
279 100+ 20110 467.05 Annie Mann
280 100+ 20822 466.04 Ryan Peet
281 100+ 33076 465.82 Paul Mather
282 100+ 19938 464.57 Eddie Coxhead
283 100+ 32654 464.23 Elisabeth Langner
284 100+ 19711 463.98 David BORROW
285 100+ 21324 462.99 Janet Thomason
286 100+ 32726 460.39 Heather  Toft
287 100+ 33319 459.58 Sarah Hurst
288 100+ 23521 459.50 Sarah Black
289 100+ 21094 458.05 Emma Whitlock
290 100+ 26961 454.52 Ruth Bleasdale
291 100+ 32728 454.08 Heather  Toft
292 100+ 21352 453.56 JOAN STABLEFORD
293 100+ 20345 453.20 Tony Stevens
294 100+ 20724 451.46 Audrey Toft
295 100+ 26937 451.38 Ruth Bleasdale
296 100+ 33318 444.74 Sarah Hurst
297 100+ 24876 443.78 Harvey VIVIAN
298 100+ 33575 443.03 Hannah Lynam
299 100+ 26935 442.59 Ruth Bleasdale
300 100+ 26944 439.53 Ruth Bleasdale
301 100+ 22020 438.50 Tim Farley
302 100+ 28001 437.38 Jacqui Grady
303 100+ 28076 436.03 rosemary Horsfall
304 100+ 22615 434.44 Anne Potter
305 100+ 25199 433.39 David Farmer
306 100+ 26740 432.85 ELAINE Drage
307 100+ 21988 432.76 Richard Lea
308 100+ 28045 432.28 Keith Best
309 100+ 33609 432.15 Christopher Coxhead
310 100+ 22760 431.92 Paul Dark
311 100+ 28077 430.19 rosemary Horsfall
312 100+ 22621 429.79 Anne Potter
313 100+ 20115 429.16 Alison Hammond
314 100+ 33316 429.15 Sarah Hurst
315 100+ 22635 427.43 Tom Fuller
316 100+ 19327 427.40 william horton
317 100+ 25169 427.38 Sally Knowles
318 100+ 19824 424.82 Ann Horton
319 100+ 28053 424.38 Brendan Rendall
320 100+ 26922 423.41 Caryn Taylor
321 100+ 26955 423.07 Ruth Bleasdale
322 100+ 25192 422.81 David Farmer
323 100+ 22648 421.93 Pat Moore
324 100+ 22522 421.34 Katy Berry
325 100+ 20310 419.64 Alison  Eidsforth
326 100+ 32725 419.57 Heather  Toft
327 100+ 19598 419.35 Gillian Coxhead
328 100+ 24878 419.20 Harvey VIVIAN
329 100+ 27985 418.63 Ruth James
330 100+ 26956 418.51 Ruth Bleasdale
331 100+ 22612 418.16 Anne Potter
332 100+ 21323 417.48 Janet Thomason
333 100+ 20709 417.47 Laraine Southwell
334 100+ 22720 417.03 LINDA TAYLOR
335 100+ 23453 415.95 Chris Joyce
336 100+ 26403 415.70 Margaret Pye
337 100+ 20451 415.14 Vanessa Shorter
338 100+ 27986 415.11 Ruth James
339 100+ 23447 413.82 Chris Joyce
340 100+ 28047 413.27 Keith Best
341 100+ 23520 410.50 Sarah Black
342 100+ 21542 408.47 Pauline Whittle
343 100+ 19607 407.55 Gillian Coxhead
344 100+ 26929 406.14 Caryn Taylor
345 100+ 19612 406.13 Jo Zanetti
346 100+ 22638 405.44 Tom Fuller
347 100+ 19549 402.61 Jane Gowar
348 100+ 19900 401.98 David Coxhead
349 100+ 20315 400.88 Charlotte Smith
350 100+ 19610 397.06 Jo Zanetti
351 100+ 32739 396.38 Anne Allen
352 100+ 22632 395.16 Tom Fuller
353 100+ 20346 394.35 Tony Stevens
354 100+ 23522 393.32 Sarah Black
355 100+ 21095 392.99 Emma Whitlock
356 100+ 22618 391.84 Anne Potter
357 100+ 28817 386.52 Audrey Toft
358 100+ 32738 386.33 Anne Allen
359 100+ 28021 385.96 Sharon Hammond
360 100+ 20462 384.74 Vanessa Shorter
361 100+ 20309 384.56 Alison  Eidsforth
362 100+ 32743 384.54 Anne Allen
363 100+ 19555 367.69 sarah womersley
364 100+ 27996 358.96 Melanie Rendall
365 100+ 19559 351.84 Edyta Wierzbowska
366 100+ 19558 351.53 Edyta Wierzbowska
367 100+ 25170 349.90 Sally Knowles
368 100+ 19840 349.56 Carole Quirk
369 100+ 25165 340.08 Sally Knowles
370 100+ 20449 332.56 stephen pennington
371 100+ 28015 329.21 Sharon Hammond
372 100+ 23519 324.95 Sarah Black
373 100+ 32741 324.78 Anne Allen
374 100+ 22754 321.98 Paul Dark
375 100+ 33065 320.36 Nikita Parsons
376 100+ 28122 319.26 Rosemary Rendall
377 100+ 20425 318.72 Anne Fisher
378 100+ 21757 318.42 Judith Chaloner
379 100+ 21890 312.16 Jeremy Horton
380 100+ 20827 311.68 Michelle Pendry
381 100+ 34045 310.61 Alamgir Khan
382 100+ 26743 304.04 ELAINE Drage
383 100+ 20454 301.73 Vanessa Shorter
384 100+ 26741 298.33 ELAINE Drage
385 100+ 20936 295.39 Elizabeth Henfield
386 100+ 20029 289.93 Geoff Prince
387 100+ 26925 289.61 Caryn Taylor
388 100+ 27984 286.76 Ruth James
389 100+ 25195 285.73 David Farmer
390 100+ 21002 276.13 Jenny Lamb
391 100+ 19556 274.37 sarah womersley
392 100+ 19710 273.50 David BORROW
393 100+ 24787 269.17 Ann Churcher
394 100+ 33611 266.21 Christopher Coxhead
395 100+ 22636 265.73 Tom Fuller
396 100+ 20344 264.56 Tony Stevens
397 100+ 33026 263.65 Sandra Livesey
398 100+ 34001 262.15 Karly Emerson
399 100+ 24880 261.45 Harvey VIVIAN
400 100+ 22637 259.54 Tom Fuller
401 100+ 25171 255.24 Sally Knowles
402 100+ 20426 255.19 Anne Fisher
403 100+ 27982 248.30 Ruth James
404 100+ 21946 248.00 Elaine Kirkham
405 100+ 20428 247.54 Anne Fisher
406 100+ 28819 245.58 Audrey Toft
407 100+ 19941 241.56 Eddie Coxhead
408 100+ 20455 236.29 Vanessa Shorter
409 100+ 19899 236.13 David Coxhead
410 100+ 25200 231.46 David Farmer
411 100+ 19602 230.11 Gillian Coxhead
412 100+ 23517 221.24 Sarah Black
413 100+ 22649 218.09 Keith Woodworth
414 100+ 20452 211.35 Vanessa Shorter
415 100+ 20312 205.44 Charlotte Smith
416 100+ 23512 201.41 Sarah Black
417 100+ 19714 199.53 David BORROW
418 100+ 34053 193.89 Mark Coxhead
419 100+ 21098 177.50 Emma Whitlock
420 100+ 19791 173.90 zoe quirk
421 100+ 32745 171.72 Anne Allen
422 100+ 22758 168.15 Paul Dark
423 100+ 22639 167.79 Tom Fuller
424 100+ 22757 165.10 Paul Dark
425 100+ 21758 155.87 Judith Chaloner
426 100+ 28018 153.17 Sharon Hammond
427 100+ 29636 147.97 Rachel Macdonald
428 100+ 28019 140.14 Sharon Hammond
429 100+ 28131 138.32 Amy Rendall
430 100+ 19601 136.31 Gillian Coxhead
431 100+ 28144 135.15 Kate Thomas
432 100+ 32870 134.21 Francesca Cullen
433 100+ 20463 133.86 Vanessa Shorter
434 100+ 19916 130.53 Helen Burgess
435 100+ 27994 129.59 Melanie Rendall
436 100+ 33459 127.06 Rachael Miles
437 100+ 20026 118.45 Geoff Prince
438 100+ 19908 115.04 Catherine Grilli
439 100+ 19909 114.48 Catherine Grilli
440 100+ 23449 112.20 Chris Joyce
441 100+ 20458 107.57 Vanessa Shorter
442 100+ 20313 107.55 Charlotte Smith
443 100+ 29634 94.34 Rachel Macdonald
444 100+ 20314 86.38 Charlotte Smith
445 100+ 32744 82.66 Anne Allen
446 100+ 19991 75.06 Andrew Motherwell
447 100+ 23525 73.21 Sarah Black
448 100+ 28060 64.60 samantha neild
449 100+ 32740 63.87 Anne Allen
450 100+ 19600 61.79 Gillian Coxhead
451 100+ 22983 60.65 Stephanie Kane
452 100+ 25201 53.47 David Farmer
453 100+ 21860 51.56 Saul Manasse
454 100+ 20726 50.87 Audrey Toft
455 100+ 23454 50.49 Chris Joyce
456 100+ 21003 49.36 Jenny Lamb
457 100+ 19911 48.65 Catherine Grilli
458 100+ 20774 48.46 david trice
459 100+ 22518 48.29 Katy Berry
460 100+ 22517 48.02 Katy Berry
461 100+ 20821 47.92 Ryan Peet
462 100+ 29633 47.06 Rachel Macdonald
463 100+ 21034 46.56 Ben Healey
464 100+ 20460 46.53 Vanessa Shorter
465 100+ 20932 46.53 Elizabeth Henfield
466 100+ 27997 45.90 Melanie Rendall
467 100+ 22687 43.85 sheila marshall
468 100+ 32747 43.49 Anne Allen
469 100+ 20453 38.16 Vanessa Shorter
470 100+ 19605 36.68 Gillian Coxhead
471 100+ 22982 28.48 Stephanie Kane
472 100+ 28073 25.38 Jenny Adam
473 100+ 19897 23.46 David Coxhead
474 100+ 22755 22.01 Paul Dark
475 100+ 19912 16.52 Catherine Grilli
476 100+ 20464 14.55 Vanessa Shorter
477 100+ 19910 6.65 Catherine Grilli
478 100+ 32904 0.78 Charlotte Mason

FOMO Update

Fomo Malawi – Food deliveries and feeding programme at the 14 centres working well. Feels very unnatural, but hopefully it will help to keep the children safe. We will be in this for the long haul and all your support is valued. One bit of good news is that the form 4’s can go back to school on the 18th May to get ready for the National exams in June and July. This like all around the world will have an effect on a whole generation of children. We need to secure food and a sense of security for the children. Support Fomo helping in these difficult times  Click Here

Stay Safe Keith

Summary

FOMO

  • 14 centres are open and continuing with feeding programme for 3,500 children.
  • Social distancing and hand washing being maintained at centres.
  • Tailoring making facemasks.
  • Driving and computer school closed at the moment.
  • Studio producing weekly update, (Fridays on facebook)
  • Continuing to purchase beans, maize  and are looking for rice to support the feeding programme.
  • Sports programmes including premiere league cancelled.
  • School to reopen for Form 4 only on 18th May so they can take the national exams.

FOMO still needs your support as fundraising almost on hold for the foreseeable future, but we are trying various things. To donate Click Here

Covid 19 May 6th 2020

  • National Schools to reopen for Form 4 and STD 8 only on 18th May
  • Lockdown suspended by courts, now under judicial review, (ie in too difficult tray)
  • Some official restrictions on size of gatherings. Totally ignored by government as election campaign starts up.
  • Airports closed and travel restrictions to neighbouring countries in place.
  • Tested = 1032
  • Testing centres = 5
  • Deaths = 3
  • Cases = 43
  • Recovered = 14


That’s a good idea a Balloon Race. Bit of fun and raising funds, must be good.

  • (No balloons are actually released, all done by computer)

Each balloon costs £3 and you can buy as many as you like. Click here to create an account with Eco Racing and buy balloons supporting FOMO.


Virtual Balloon Race

Each balloon costs £3 and you can buy as many as you like. Click here to create an account with Eco Racing and buy balloons supporting FOMO.


Covid 19 – FOMO is in for long haul to help continue the feeding programme for thousands of orphaned children in Malawi. You can help by joining our new online fundraiser. We are asking our supporters to take part in a virtual balloon race to help raise funds for our crucial work caring for the most vulnerable people at this difficult time.

You can personalise your balloons and modify them to give them the best chance of winning the 7-day race. The balloons will be ‘released’ on 2nd June, and using real-time weather data, they will travel a virtual race, with the winning balloons receiving prizes.

For the overall race winners there is a £500 cash prize and an Apple iPad up for grabs for the balloons that have travelled the furthest by the end of the race on 9th June. Additionally, for FOMO supporters there are Love 2 Shop vouchers for the winning balloons, £30 for first place, £20 for second and £10 for third.

Maximise your chances of winning by purchasing as many balloons as you like!

Taking part in the online balloon race is a great, eco-friendly way to have fun competition with your friends and family, as you can track the balloons on the Eco Racing website over the course of the 7-day race. So why not encourage your loved ones to take part as well, or buy some in their name.

Please share this exciting new fundraiser with your contacts and buy your balloons at the Eco Racing website.

THANK YOU

FOMO says a massive thank you to all of those who were able to make a donation to help with our mission to improve the lives of the children in Mulanje. In the past month we have been able to maintain the feeding programme, clinic including the HIV/Aids unit. As our secondary school has been closed to the Covid 19 restrictions, the staff have implemented a distance learning scheme through our 14 centre and electronic platforms for those that have access to phones.

As a result of Covid 19 restrictions a system of social distances and hand washing with soap has been implemented at the centres. Though not perfect, the children and staff are coping well with the new restrictions.

The tailoring centre is busy making face masks, but other activities have had to be suspended, Computer and Driving School.

Unfortunately the formal playschool period have had to be suspended, but the children are still able to attend their nearest centre to access food.

Out of school activities, including football and netball have had to be suspended as a result of government restrictions.

Official News: The government tried to implement a UK style stay at home 21 day lockdown, but this was challenged in the court and still after two weeks we are waiting for a decision, hopefully this coming week. The main concern is that as people live from hand to mouth on a daily basis, how could they survive without any income or plan to help them.

Malawi has recorded 33 cases of the virus and 3 deaths, but has only done just over 500 tests. There is a bit of confusion about these figures with conflicting accounts. The main referral hospitals, have been cleared of patients and there are concerns about equipment and PPE. There is little transparency from the government on what resources they have and what plans need to be put in place.

Some travel restrictions in to the country are in place, but people are still moving fairly freely across the borders.

If you have access to a computer or google home devices then you can listen to Zodiac Radio, which gives some information in English about the current situation.

Other News: As wonderful.org has now closed, FOMO has set up an account with Virgin Money.

Other ways to donate can found on our web site under the donate button. Click Here

Malawi still has a longway until it gets back to normal and even normal is not that great. FOMO will be there to help where it can and we appriciate all the support you can give to maintain our care and development programme.

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  • Friends of Mulanje Orphans (FOMO) Charity No 1090727
  • Visit our web site to learn more: www.fomo.co.uk
  • Email: fomouk@hotmail.com 
  • Tel +44 (0)1772 619 409
  • Check out Facebook FOMO Malawi
  • Check out YouTube FOMO Malawi
  • Direct Aid: To donate Click Here
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EASTER 2020

Dear Friends,

First on behalf of the FOMO trustees may I send our love and blessings as we celebrate Easter in these extraordinary times. When visiting Malawi, I have been deeply touched by the faith and trust in God of the community, despite the very real difficulties and painful realities of daily life. The Easter message reveals we are not alone and never more than now do we experience such a strong sense of solidarity with the whole world. Everyone is affected, in some way, by the impact of the Covid 19 coronavirus and we are constantly reminded that we all have a responsibility to play our part in the containment of the virus and in looking after each other.

FOMO like all charities is experiencing new challenges in the light of the Covid 19 virus, not least a halt on many of our fundraising activities. We continue to be deeply grateful for the generosity and support offered over the past 20 years. We have indeed been able to make a difference to the lives of some of the poorest children in the world, giving hope for a better future.

With the unknown threat of the virus to the people of Malawi and a continued commitment to our core objectives of food and education, along with health and wellbeing, we are appealing for your help. We understand that for many of you these are difficult times financially, but for those of you who may be in a position to help we wonder if you might consider making a donation. Every little will help, for example £5 will feed a child for a month at one of our centres.

Details of ways to donate can be found on our website www.fomo.uk

As they say in Malawi Zikomo kwambiri! Thank you very much!

Please take care in these days and weeks ahead.

Yours sincerely

Gillian Coxhead (Chair of Trustees)

Friends of Mulanje Orphans

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Notice AGM

Notice AGM – Friday 3rd April 2020

Sorry, this is event has been cancelled due to the current situation

Friends of Mulanje Orphans (FOMO)

England and Wales Charity Commission Registration Number 1090727

To avoid not having a committee for the coming year the existing trustees have agreed to serve on the board for another year. If anyone has any objections to this please let me know.

  • The accounts will be posted on the government web site in the next few weeks, I will let you know when they have been uploaded.
  •  I will also post a presentations on the web site as an update of our work in 2019
  • There is still one trustee place open, if wish to join us on the board please let me know.
  • I have yesterday update to the web site, “Home”, “How to Help”, “Container”, “News”, “Donate” pages.
  • Wonderful.org has now closed and we are looking for alternatives for people wishing to hold an event.

Existing Trustees are:

  • Mr. G. Coxhead – Chair
  • Mr. D. Borrow – Treasurer
  • Mr. C. Coxhead
  • Mrs M. Woodworth
  • Mr. K. Woodworth – Secretary
  • Mrs A. Toft – Minutes Secretary
  • Ms E. Whitlock
  • Ms E. Henfield

Major challenges at the moment are:

  • Purchase of Food. The last two years of poor harvests due to heavy rains has meant that prices for the staple food has risen by 100% from January 2019.
  • Funds to cover FOMO Malawi staff, as due to Covid 19, Malawi has closed all the schools and restricted gatherings to 100 people, at present there are no confirmed cases of the virus in Malawi and we all pray it stays that way.
  •  The challenge of fund raising:  If you are able to help it would be appreciated, every pound counts to save a life by continuing with the food and health care programmes.

2019 Major Achievements

  • Identification of over 3,000 children
  • Maintained and ran 14 FOMO Centres
  • Installed 4 rain water 5000 litre tanks to supply school hostel for laundry
  • Maintained the children feeding programme, 1.1 million meals a year
  • Maintained Health Care to the children most in need
  • Operating a day Clinic and Outreach programme
  • Operating a HIV treatment centre.
  • Assisted patients at the district hospital
  • 179 Workers supported by 130 Local Volunteers
  • Ran a secondary school – 400 + students
  • Maintained our links with Intercare (Medicine)
  • Ran Activities Songs, Drama, Excursions, Dance, Stories, Sport, Reading Classes
  • Ran and Maintained a Maize mill facility
  • Ran the driving school
  • Funded and filled 1 container
  • Provided personal toiletries, shoes, clothes, sport ware and equipment to the children.
  • Distributed goods from the container to the centres and children
  • Funding 1 students at medical college
  • Funded all form 4’s at our IT school
  • Provided school uniforms, text books, shoes and educational materials
  • Support to all the FOMO registered Primary School Children
  • Maintenance and Repair of Buildings
  • Built new centre at FOMO Sazola
  • Built new boys hostel, (Ceiling, Water tanks and furniture required)
  • Ran and Maintained 14 Play Schools
  • Ran and Maintained the computer school
  • Ran and Maintained the tailoring school
  • Ran and Maintained small basic recording studio
  • Hosted visitors and oversea volunteers including Bay House School, Kitaid visitors
  • Supported FOMO FC in the Malawi southern region football league.
  • Supported community football and netball.
  • Ran and maintained produce gardens

2020 Major Challenges

Secure Funding for FOMO’s Essential Core Activities:

  • Covid 19 Malawi
  • International Funding
  • Food Programme
  • Clinic and Outreach Programme
  • Secondary School Places (Fees)
  • School Teaching Resources & Equipment
  • Funding to finish boys hostels
  • Activity programme (Sport, Art, Music etc)

Wish List: Funds needed

  • Fund and send a 40ft Container
  • Additional Girls Hostel Block
  • Additional Classroom Block
  • Create a sports field at school on existing land
  • Water Harvesting and Heating Project (5 Centres)
  • School Security Wall
  • Refurbish Tailoring School
  • Refurbish existing FOMO Centres
  • Build FOMO Centres at Naluwadi, Chinyama, Nessa

Without you none of this could happen. Thank you and God bless, Stay safe

www.fomo.co.uk        fomouk@hotmail.com          Facebook & Youtube FOMO Malawi

For more information or if you wish to be nominated to stand as a trustee please contact Keith Woodworth FOMO UK Secretary fomouk@hotmail.com

29 Liverpool Old Road, Walmer Bridge, Preston, Lancashire, PR4 5QA

Invitation to Mary’s OPEN HOUSE

Saturday 14th December

Making a Difference with Direct Aid

Invitation to Mary’s OPEN HOUSE

29 Liverpool Old Road, Walmer Bridge, PR4 5QA

10am to 4pm – Bring & Buy, Tea/Coffee, Cake, Soup, Raffle

Fundraising appeal to provide a Christmas meal to the orphaned children in Malawi

Donate

100% of your donation will directly help the children

 

A Gift for Christmas

Typically the cost of things the children need:             

  • Malaria Treatment                        £5
  • Mosquito Net                                £5
  • Blanket                                         £10
  • School Shoes                               £20 
  • Exam Desk & Chair                      £50
  • Twin school Desk                         £50 
  • Bicycle                                         £80
  • Bunk Bed with Mattresses           £120
  • School Fees Boarding per year    £450

100% of your donation will directly help the childrenDonate

Hotels Update

FOMO has been struggling a little over the last year to complete the new boy’s hostel at FOMO secondary school. The building work started in late January and it was hoped to open it around Easter, but as those that have been following our progress will know that this didn’t happen. The reasons for this are varied, but the main reasons are financial and the weather related. We did anticipate some rain, but never expected the unusual constant down pours which carried on and off until almost the end of June. This down pour coupled with a once in a life time, (So they say) cyclone had a devastating effect on the crops and integrity of local houses, many of which collapsed under the onslaught. FOMO wasn’t insensitive to the plight of the local community and diverted some of our focus to emergency help. The hostel project took a back seat at this time and progress was slow, but a new target was set and it was hoped to open the hostels at the beginning of school term in September. Though the hostels was unfinished, no electricity, beds, ceiling, toilet and shower doors, running water, furniture, landscaping and some building work still on going the schools national good results meant that the demand for places was very high. It was decided that if the students and guardians agreed with the conditions in the hostels we would open it. The race was on now to get the basics finished, painting, mattresses, some beds and a generator to provide electricity. This wasn’t ideal and not what we had hoped for, but self boarding was the only other option and the conditions and security would be better even in the unfinished hostels.

As of today, most of the building work has been finished, we now have mains electricity, (Bit of a struggle to get connected) and we have almost150 boys staying at the hostels.

Now we have electric installed, we can connect two water tanks so that we can supply water to the toilets, showers and clothes washing station, no more buckets needed, hooray. 

Little by little we are getting there, many people have helped financing the hostels and we are forever grateful, but we still have some way to go and funding is at a standstill.

 

 

Sazola New FOMO Centre Building

Sazola New FOMO Centre Building

The community for years had been building a bamboo shelter to act as a FOMO centre, with playschool, activities and food distribution etc. but in recent years the shelters kept getting washed away due to the heavy rains and earlier this year the we were hit by a cyclone. It was exciting news for the community that we were able to secure the fund from the 1% fund to build a permanent building.

Work was meant to start on June the 1st, but due to heavy rains we couldn’t start until the 20th June. The main building was completed with in a month, we added a new toilet and there was a lot of soil to move to landscape the outside, this additional work took another two weeks. There is no electrics or mains water in the area, but we did put a bore hole to serve the community a number of years ago. Unfortunately there was not enough in the budget to allow us to but solar lighting in, (£700) but the building clean dry and functional. We added furniture, which came in one of our containers  and supplied the centre with two hand sewing machines. Still much to do, but now we have a centre we can use all year round.

A big thank you to the 1% fund, the builders, children and community for all their help during the build and John

We are hoping to build another at Mangani village, please support Stewart and Johns Cycle Change to make it happen.








 

Kilimanjaro to Sapitwa Challenge

Kilimanjaro, Tanzania to Sapitwa, Mount Mulanje, Malawi Challenge

Donations  Click here or via Fomo’s website www.fomo.co.uk

The challenge is to raise £15,000 to build a Fomo Centre Building at FOMO Mangani by first Climbing Kilimanjaro, (Tick Done in 4 days a record time for a Malawian) then John and Stewart will cycle back to Mulanje,(Tick Tanzaina done) Malawi, ( 2000 km) and then climb Sapitwa on mount Mulanje, (The 3rd highest mountain in Africa. After that its a short cycle to FOMO Mangani where they hope to build a Fomo Centre Building.

Thursday 5th September they are resting today and having medical checks before setting off on long road back to Malawi, we wish them luck and hope everyone stays safe and well.

Please support this epic journey to help the orphaned and vulnerable children of Malawi

FOMO School Hostel – Work slows….

To all,

As some of you are aware we are building a school hostel to alleviate the poor living conditions of the self boards at the school. The project is well on its way, roof on, floors in and we have a little money to install the electrics and start the painting, but we will then have to stop as we are still £35K short to finish the project by start of school in September.

The sum broadly breaks down to £5,000 for beds and mattresses, £10,000 to put in water tanks and plumbing, £5,000 for glazing and doors, £10,000 for a ceiling and £5,000 for internal furniture. There will also be a small amount need to tidy up the site and put a path back to the school.

Now this sounds a lot and it is, but if we can raise it? it will have a massive positive affect on the children’s living conditions, clean, water, electricity, security and more time for study and it will be serving the community for many generations to come.

Helping does make the difference

If you can help, or planning an event please think of us. All money raised will be ring fenced and used on the hostel project. We have many fund raising events to keep the 3000+ children fed, clothed and educated, but we need your help again to complete this project. If you can help please donate through our web site. CLICK HERE

Footnote: The reason for the increased costs are many fold, but the exchange rate has been kind. Material across costs the board have risen, a good example are bricks which have doubled and we have used a lot of bricks.

FOMO Container Loading – Need Your Help

FOMO is going to Load the long awaited 40ft hi cube container to be sent to Malawi on the Saturday 25th May.

The container loading will take place in Preston, Lancashire

We need lots of helpers to load the container – If you can help we would very much appreciate it.

You need to be 18 or over and physically fit

Please email me fomouk@hotmail.com if you can help


Open House – Fashion & Fragrance

Saturday 18th May 3 – 8pm

  • Come and Join Us
  • FOMO – Raising Money to Send a 40ft Container to Malawi
    • All donations appreciated
    • Venue: 29 Liverpool Old Road, Walmer Bridge, PR4 5QA
    • Designer Boutique Clothes
    • Wholesale Clearance (from just £8)
    • Mini Fashion Show
    • Essens Pure Perfumes & Make Up
    • Bring & Buy / Grand Raffle / Refreshments

Open House – Fashion & Fragrance

 

Ready to go – Almost

Mydonate –  Is closing at the end of June 2019, very sad to see it go, but we have found a replacement and better as all your donation comes to FOMO to help children, no donation or monthly fees.

  • Wonderful.orgCreate an Event page or Donate  Click Here

Fund Raising Appeal – The school hostel is making good progress, we now have the roofs on, floors finished and internal and external plastering done. Next step is to put a ceiling in the buildings and then paint all the insides, that’s a lot of paint.

Moving on after that we need to dig the septic tanks, install toilets, showers, pipe work and rain water harvesting tanks. As a side we also need to build some high level water tanks and fit the borehole with an electric pump to supple water via the tanks to the hostels. After all this, its a breeze, only need to buy 60 bunk beds and common room furniture. Once all the internals, including doors have been done we need to create some paths back to the school and clear the area (landscaping). One last thing is to build a clothes wasting station, with lots and lots of washing lines.

We hope to open the hostels before the start of term in September, this sounds like a good plan, but we still need some additional funding to finish the project. If you can help, even if we have to buy a can of paint at a time, all your contributions will create a safe place for the children which will last for generations.  Donate

Some of the conditions the boys have to endure, and the reason we are building the hostel.

3 or 5 children in one small room, no bed, electricity, water or security. We have over 70 children who have to self board as they live to far from school and this is the only way they have access to education. We have also 6 girls self boarding and finishing the hostel will free up space so they can be brought in to a clean safe environment.


 

NEW FOMO Lottery

FOMO Lottery in partnership with other charities through Heartbeat gives you the chance to win £1,000 as well as cash prizes and help the children in Malawi.

Join today and help orphaned children in Malawi

CLICK HERE to down load the form

The form should be printed, filled in and sent to:

  • The Fomo Lottery,
  • Heartbeat, Sir Tom Finney Way,
  • Preston, PR1 6PA
    Note for every £1 FOMO will receive 70p for its charitable activities in Malawi

 

Pictures from 2018 – AGM 2019

20 minute video showing a glimpse of FOMO care programme Mulanje, Malawi

Enjoy – We appreciate your continued support and we have much, much more to do, if you can, please help and secure a future for these children.

 

AGM/Container/Events & things

FOMO’s container to Malawi, we are looking for PC computers, laptops, Computer flat screens, telephones and if possible some help with the costs of sending the container. Contact Click Here or email fomouk@hotmail.com – Thank You

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  • Friends of Mulanje Orphans
  • Annual General Meeting (AGM)
  • 1st March 2019
  • Start: 7:30pm
  • Venue: Hutton Village Hall, Moor Lane, Hutton, Preston, PR4 5SE
  • A chance to meet, ask questions, all welcome

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  • EVENT – OPEN HOUSE
  • In aid of FOMO to buy food for the children at Christmas.
  • We appreciate your support
  • 8th December – 10am to 4pm
  • 29 Liverpool Old Road, Walmer Bridge
  • Bring & Buy / Raffle / Coffee / Tea / Soup / Cakes
  • All Welcome

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If you use Amazon.co.uk to do your shopping, (who doesn’t) then please login with smile.amazon.co.uk

Select Friends Of Mulanje Orphans as your chosen charity

(charity No 1090727) and we can all benefit

Remember, always start at smile.amazon.co.uk
and Amazon will donate 0.5% of the net purchase price (excluding VAT, returns and shipping fees) of eligible purchases to the charitable organisations selected by customers.

Thank you for supporting Friends Of Mulanje Orphans.

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Something for everyone – Please support these Challenges:

From school hostels, community sports, medical supplies to food and wheel chairs, soap and all manner of things we have a small but dedicated band of fund raisers going above and beyond to help the children in rural Malawi. They and we would appreciate your support.

Run Namibia to MozambiqueBuilding a School Hostel –Brendan Rendall – The run has been completed, but the fund raising still goes on, we are half way there and intended to start phase one Block one in December 2018 Still need help  with phase two block two  Click Here

Malawian Charity Challenge – To support FOMO – Stewart Kambewa and John Moyenda from Malawi have set a Climbing and Cycling from the top of Kilimanjaro to the top of Mulanje Mountain. If you wish to support them please CLICK HERE


For all those that enjoy sport or just like help young talent, please support our Sports Development Project, below. Now the rains have gone there is a window of opportunity to get this project underway but it needs your support

Sports, Sports – Keith Woodworth, (Me) – Their support deserves our support. The challenge is to raise funds for a sports field, including a small stand that will be used by the local boys and girls ……. Click Here


Start fund raising today, to give direct aid and support to the orphaned and vulnerable children.

Now on Facebook and YouTube FOMO Malawi

All donations, (Apart from bank fees) will go to helping the children in Malawi.

 

 

 

 

Malawian Charity Challenge

 


Stewart Kambewa                                            John Moyenda

September 2019 Stewart Kambewa and John Moyenda have set a charity challenge to  hike and cycling in aid of FOMO MALAWI.

We are raising funds and resources for building at FOMO Mangani orphan centre in Mulanje. The amount needed is MK15,000,000.00 (£16,000)

The challenge we  have set ourselves is to first climb Kilimanjaro, (5,895m highest point in Africa) then cycle from Kenya back to Mulanje in Malawi a distance of 2,301km. While in Mulanje we will then climb Mulanje mountain up to the Sapitwa Peak, the highest point in Malawi, which is at 3,002m.

Stewart Kambewa has done a number of charity challenges helping a wide social programmes:

  • Cycled the full length of Malawi in 8 days
  • Cycled the 10 kilometer Chawe uphill from Zomba, (Zomba plateau) Metro to Ku Chawe Inn Hotel without a saddle non-stop whilst standing for 45 minutes
  • Cycled the Chikwawa 20 kilometer uphill from Thabwa roadblock to Milare roadblock without a saddle non-stop whilst standing for 1 hour 11 minutes 06 seconds.
  • Cycled 302 kilometers from Blantyre to Lilongwe in one day clocking 13 hours 45 minutes.

John Moyendais a keen cyclist and has organised and managed events both in and outside Malawi. 

Malawi as you may know is one of the poorest counties in the world with over 85% of the population working as subsistence farmers, with earnings well below the poverty level. It is very refreshing to meet Stewart and John who’s heart and understanding is with the poorest in the rural communities. They deserve our support, Malawians helping Malawians. If you would like to make a donation and send a message of your support please make a donation through the donate button and add cycle in the comment box. Thank you in advance.

A Mydonate page is available for your denotations to the challenge CLICK HERE

If you are donating from Malawi in Malawi kwacha you can do it by cheque, bank transfer. Please email me for details fomouk@hotmail.com

Something for Everyone

Saturday 7th April 2-4 pm – Afternoon tea, at St. Andrews Church Hall, Longton _____________________ All Welcome _______________________

From school hostels, community sports, medical supplies to food and wheel chairs, soap and all manner of things we have a small but dedicated band of fund raisers going above and beyond to help the children in rural Malawi. They and we would appreciate your support.

London MarathonDavid Coxhead – After stating I would never again put my body through the trauma of a Marathon, 3 years later I am doing it again……… Click Here

Run Namibia to MozambiqueBuilding a School Hostel –Brendan Rendall – In May 2018 I will be running the Malawi Marathon followed by running Coast to Coast of Africa Namibia to Mozambique – 4000KM ……………………….……….. Click Here

Namibia to Mozambique – Edyta Wierzbowska  I have decided to dedicate 2018 to support Friends of Mulanje Orphans charity and help build a Boys Hostel for orphaned children in Malawi ………………….. Click Here

Medical SuppliesKatharine Balfour This summer I have the privilege to volunteer for the charity, Friends of Mulanje Orphans …… Click Here

Sports, Sports – Keith Woodworth, (Me) – My challenge is to raise funds for a sports field, including a small stand that will be used by the local boys and girls .. Click Here

Start fund raising today, to give direct aid and support to the orphaned and vulnerable children.

Please pass this email on to your contacts

Now on YouTube FOMO Malawi

All donations, (Apart from transaction fees) will go to helping the children in Malawi.

Funds to purchase a 4×4 vehicle

In 2003 Mary purchased a 5 year old Toyota Hi Lux twin cab pick-up and drove it from Durban, south Africa, to Malawi, with a few interesting moments along the way. This vehicle served us well and even had some high profile drivers, remember Ryan’s and John’s visit, but after many rebuilds including several broken leave springs has now come to the end of its life. Malawi roads are hard on vehicles, even ones made for the task and FOMO has taken it above and beyond to maintain its services to the rural communities.

Friends of Mulanje Orphans (FOMO) is a registered charity founded in the year 2000 providing community based services including health care formal and informal education, food security and out of school activities to over 3,500 orphaned and vulnerable children.

FOMO operates in rural Malawi and provides its services through a network of 14 centres, (8 purpose build), a secondary school and an outreach clinic.

Due to the nature of the roads some of which are impassable in the wet season by standard vehicles FOMO need to purchase a basic robust 4×4 twin cab pick-up vehicle to service the 14 centres and play schools. This essential resource will allow the FOMO team to continue to transport food, medical services, emergency assistance and help to distribute clothes, blankets, mosquito nets, personal items and development resources to the centres in all weathers.

There are few tarred roads and due to the poor condition of the dirt roads in rural Malawi vehicles take an extreme pounding and with the governments push for better road safety it is essential that FOMO acquires a reliable robust vehicle to continue our lifeline to the community.

If you can help please contact us, we are here to help

Help FOMO Purchase an 4×4 Donate Click Here

Keith Woodworth for FOMO

London Marathon 21st April 2018

This year our youngest son David will run in the London Marathon on 21st April 2018.

He is running to raise much needed funds for Friends of Mulanje Orphans, a small NGO working in the Mulanje district of Malawi, which is one of the poorest countries in the world.

As a family FOMO is very close to our hearts and we have seen for ourselves how helping does make a difference. David visited FOMO when he was just 9 years old and it made a lasting impression.

FOMO provides food, healthcare, education and recreational activities for the most vulnerable children literally offering life and hope. Currently we are supporting over 3,000 children across 14 feeding centres, a secondary school and clinic.

Thank you for your continued support, we could not do this work without the generosity and kindness of our friends.

with love and gratitude Gillian (FOMO Chair of Trustees)

Zikomo kwambiri! Thank you very much!

Link below:

https://mydonate.bt.com/fundraisers/davidcoxhead1

 
On the 22nd April 2018 I will be running the London Marathon in order to raise vital funds for FOMO, please donate what you can to this great cause.

South Ribble Concert Band

Friday 2nd February

  • Venue: Hutton Village Hall, Moor Lane, Preston PR4 5SE
  • Start Time: 7:30pm
  • Tickets: Cath Greenlees 16 franklands, Longton (Tel: 01772 613500) 

Refreshments / All welcome

FOMO Athletics December 2017

After a couple of non starts due to the heavy rains, the FOMO athletics got under way this week. This event was run by the FOMO sports team during the school holidays at the Chitikale football ground and was open to all FOMO children from around Mulanje district. The events included 100 m, 400m ish etc events and small prizes were given to the winners.

There is great enthusiasm for all kinds of sport, but they do need some help if they are going to develop. FOMO is hoping to create a sports ground and teaching facility  at FOMO’s school when funds permit. If you can help please don’t hold back in 2018.

More pictures and video on facebook: FOMO Sports

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Food, Food, Food

Its not turkey, but every Malawian knows it tastes just as good – Mmmm

This week just in time for Christmas we took delivery maize flour and rice. The team as we speak are organising something special for Christmas lunch at  the centres. No turkey or stuffing, but there will be lots of vegetables and meat which is a special treat.

Thank you to everyone that helps keep the food programme going, and those that came to our open house earlier this month to raise funds to chive the children something extra this year.

FOMO HIV Clinic

Additional drugs have arrived at FOMO’s HIV clinic, supplied free by the government. The problem has not gone away and care needs to be given over many years, but many small clinics like ours are helping to assist people in the rural areas. A big thank you to all that help to fund the General and HIV clinic, without you things wouldn’t seam so bright.

FOMO Rebuild

Work still goes on rebuilding several wall following days of torrential rain about a month ago. Main people were affected and in previous post we so the devastation to the community build building at Mangani villiage. We have repaired the wall at the clinic and now rebuilding other walls with a view to helping the community to rebuild the community centre at Mangani in the new year. They do need some financial help and  if any on can assist that would be a great help.

 

FISS Prize Presentation Ceremony

There was a prize presentation ceremony to those students who performed well in the last academic years third term. During the ceremony, the Phylis trophy was also presented to Linda Muhowa (Form four) for her outstanding characteristics at stipulated in the terms and conditions guiding the trophy awardees.

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SCOM Peer Educators Training

There was a two day peer educators meeting held at FISS from 25th to 26th November, 2017. The training was organized by Student Christian Organisation of Malawi (SCOM) as part of their project activity. Students from five schools attended the training and each school was represented by seven students. The represented schools were, Mulanje, Saint Andrews, Mulanje Mission, Mount View and FISS.

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FOMO School Educational Visits

The form three history class students from FISS had an educational visit to Lomwe headquarters situated at Chonde right here in Mulanje. The aim of the visit was to appreciate the Lomwe culture as it is now part of the new curriculum.

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In the month, the wildlife club members also had an educational visit to Mulanje Mountain Likhubula in particular to appreciate nature. See attached pictures.

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FOMO’s AGM 9th Friday Feb. 2018

To All

FOMO’s AGM: Will be held on the Friday 9th February 2018.

  • Venue: Hutton Village Hall, Moor Lane, Preston PR4 5SE
  • Start Time 7:30pm

The purpose of the AGM is to elect a new committee to serve as trustees of the charity and to give an overview of FOMO’s accounts and activities during 2017.

A chance to chat and meet. Refreshments will be served and all are welcome.

People wishing to serve on the committee, should apply to the secretary, (me) prior to the meeting

Based on GDP, Malawi is now the poorest country in the world but this is only part of the story. Over 80% of Malawians are subsistence farmers, with virtually no cash circulating in the rural areas. Over 90% of the population do not have electricity or running water. To the few that have electricity, since the floods last year it is being rationed. Life is not getting any easier and FOMO still has a major role in making a difference to the most vulnerable.

FOMO is facing financial challenges in 2018 which is exacerbated due to the high inflation, (Food 28.3%) in Malawi the unexpected floods and container costs, FOMO if it is to survive, will need a large injection of cash as we are running at less than one year’s running costs. Everyone has made a very great effort during 2017, with many personal fund raising events, but we will need to keep up the hard work if FOMO is going to make it into 2018.

If you require clarification or further information we are always here to help.

Regards

Keith Woodworth

FOMO Sport

The most popular sports in Malawi are football and netball FOMO has many teams in both these sports supplying kit and promoting training to both FOMO and local teams.  Games are played every week and FOMO supports teams in the local leagues and runs its our tournaments a couple of time a year.

Kit. balls, boots, travel costs all need funding, if you can help please contact us or donate through the donation button.

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Mangani Building Disaster

The villagers at Mangani are building a centre with the help of FOMO. The village committee supplied the labour, bricks, sand and started construction, FOMO to supply roof, window and other high cost items. Disaster came after several days of very heavy rain, which not only brought down the building, but also a number of wall and houses.

This is a major setback, but the clear up has started to save the bricks and hopefully work can resume when the rains have finished. This building does need some funding as to rebuild they will have to buy more bricks and cement. At the moment the cost of the rebuild is very high and is out of reach of the villagers.

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Water Harvesting

FOMO over the years have put in a number of water tanks to collect water from the FOMO centre and school hostels roofs. The water collected though not suitable for drinking without treatment helps to supplement water used for washing, laundry, toilets and small vegetable plots.

We are pleased to announce that we have to date installed ten 5000/6000 liter tanks funded by private donations, Rotary Club of the UK and the German Embassy of Malawi Fund.

The main problems are supply materials, supply of hand made bricks, sand out of the river, high rise in the cost of cement, limited supply of imported guttering, pipes, clips etc. It all a bit of a challenge, but manageable.

If you wish to fund a tank it cost £500 per installation and will help to reduce the fluctuations in water supply. It’s good practice makes sense to install tanks and reduce the need and cost of boreholes or treated mains water for those lucky few who are connected.

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Mary’s Open House

Making a Difference with Direct Aid

Open House 

Charity Appeal to provide a Christmas meal 

SATURDAY 9th December 2017

29 Liverpool Old Road, Walmer Bridge

10am to 4pm

Bring and Buy Stall / Tea/ Coffee / Cake / Soup / Raffle

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All things are possible

Loch Ness Marathon

Getting out for GOOD – Sarah and her son Ewan Smallwood are running the Loch Ness Marathon on the 24th September 2017. Sarah’s other son Elliot is running the 10K on the same day. Sarah and her sons are running to help Friends of Mulanje Orphans work with orphans in Malawi. By giving them your support you will be helping build a better future for the children…

 Click here to give your support

Loch Ness Marathon Route
The route is arguably the most appealing of any marathon. The 26 mile experience takes in the beautiful Highland scenery, along the shores of Loch Ness before crossing the River Ness reaching the finish line in Bught Park in Inverness.

The Marathon starts between Fort Augustus and Foyers. It then follows the route (B852) down to the edge of the loch at Foyers. Runners will then follow Loch Ness’s south-eastern shore, making their way north-eastwards towards Dores at the northern edge of the loch. After Dores, runners head into the centre of Inverness, traversing left over the main bridge in the centre of town. They then turn left again following the River Ness for the last half mile to the finish line at Bught Park in Inverness.

 

FOMOShop……Shop…….Shop…

FOMO supports vulnerable children in Malawi needs your help in opening a shop in the South Ribble area.

Emma Whitlock, who is spearheading the campaign, said: “The funds that are required to continue our work are raised by volunteers and supporters of FOMO.

Crowd Funding page read more Click Here with video

To support this huge fund-raising challenge and to create a hub for the our activities, we have decided to set up our very first charity shop.

Opening a charity shop promises so many exciting opportunities for FOMO but it doesn’t happen overnight. With your help it can become a reality Click Here

Read more on Lancashire Evening Post Click Here with video.

Life Saving Monitor

Help Purchase a Life Saving Monitor?

News about HIV/Aids in Malawi has trickled away, but new cases are still occurring and the essential long term care is still on going.

HIV patients need regular blood tests to monitor and assess their treatment and progress.

FOMO clinic has a dedicated unit to test and provide vital on going treatment to HIV patients, but it needs a Haematology Analyser. (Nearest one is over 40 miles away)

Help FOMO Purchase an analyser Donate Click Here

The cost of the Analyser is £8,000 / every donation will count and is ring fenced

Haematology analyser is the essential tool to check the patients Full Blood Count. Number of red / white cells and platelets in the blood.

Educate – Test – Monitor – Treat – Prevent

This essential tool will help to save lives throughout Rural Mulanje

 

 

Haematology Analyser 17 tests: WBC; RBC; HGB; HCT; MCV; MCH; MCHC; PLT; NEUT #%; LYM #%; MXD #%; RDW-SD; RDW-CV; and MPV

FOMO moving to Mydonate

FOMO is moving away from Justgiving due to the high monthly fees. Fees have risen from £15 to £18 and the monthly fee is now over £48 + the 5% fee on donations.

FOMO has moved to Mydonate run by BT and offers the same facilities as for donations and event pages, but there is no monthly charge.

Have fun with your events and make a difference.

 

Science Block

Late last year we, after only a few months of construction, were delighted to finish the new science block. The block consists of three science rooms each dedicated to its own discipline, (Physical Science, Biology and Agricultural science). Each classroom has its own secure store and can hold up to 50 students. In addition we also added an activity room for the students. This room is used for the many school clubs and is also a big hit with the teachers as it is both light and airy.

Late December we finally were able to purchase lab desks and stools, (Thanks to S & K Engineering, Blantyre for completing the order in record time) and as I pen this note the classrooms are in full use on a daily basis, freeing up our original lab to be used as a normal classroom. We still have many funding challenges in front of us and they include:

  • Additional Lab Equipment: Test tubes, stands, Tripods, dishes, microscopes etc.
  • Lab sinks
  • Text books: Malawi is moving to a new syllabus and exam structure and therefore we need to buy the new curriculum books for the children, teachers and school library.
  • Additional tables and chairs for the activity room, the one we have are designed for primary school children and we need to purchase new tables and chairs to suit our age group.

The school is now almost at full capacity we have only 2 places left out of a maximum intake of 400. The Girls hostel is full with 92 students, but we need funding to build a boys hostel as we have 60 boys who are self boarding, (renting) as it is too far for them to travel home on a daily basis.

If you can possibly help by fund raising or making a donation, we will ensure that money raised will be used in the best way to gain maximum value. Direct Aid at its best

To donate please follow the donate button.

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If you have any questions or need clarification we are here to help. fomouk@hotmail.com

FOMO 2016 >>>2017

 

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100% of your donation will provide direct help to sustain and improve the children’s lives. Making that difference.
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FOMO has been there since 2000 looking after orphaned and vulnerable children in Malawi will you be there for them in the future?

Are you able to leave a gift in your will to help the children out of poverty?

Friends of Mulanje Orphans (FOMO) is a community based orphan care programme supporting over 3,500 children through a network of 14 centres in Mulanje district of Malawi.

img_6526-2FOMO covers all aspects of the children’s welfare including health through our outreach clinic, formal and informal education, food security and production. The programme also covers pre-school, out of school activities and further learning through our play schools, computer, driving and tailoring schools. The programme also covers the provision of school materials, personal items (Soap, clothes, blankets, and mosquito nets) and community much more.

The programme is run by a very small staff with over 300 local volunteers and support workers; our funds are raised by a small, but resourceful volunteer committee in the UK. FOMO provides direct aid and reaches out to many thousands of orphaned and vulnerable children, but we do need a regular source of funding and your personal donations are both valued and appreciated.

FOMOLOGOFOMO established June 2000 is a registered charity in both the UK & Malawi

This is a list of some of the FOMO’s achievements in 2016, and we would like to say a big thank you to everyone that has contributed to helping the children and trust that you will help us once again in 2017.

2016 Major Achievements

  • Identification of over 3,500 children
  • Maintained and ran 14 FOMO Centres
  • Built New Centre Buildings at FOMO Chole
  • Funded and build three science classrooms and one Art room
  • Supported all fund raising activities including #runmalawi
  • Maintained the children feeding programme, 1.1 million meals a year
  • Maintained Health Care to the children most in need
  • Operating a day Clinic and Outreach programme
  • Operating a HIV treatment centre.
  • Assisted patients at the district hospital
  • 179 Workers supported by 130 Local Volunteers
  • Opened and ran a secondary school – 365 students
  • Maintained our links with Intercare (Medicine)
  • Maintained our links with Corps Africa
  • Ran Activities Songs, Drama, Excursions, Dance, Stories, Sport, Reading Classes
  • Ran and Maintained a Maize mill facility
  • Ran the driving school
  • Funded and filled 1 container
  • Provided personal toiletries, shoes, clothes, sport ware and equipment to the children.
  • Distributed goods from the container to the centres and children
  • Funding 1 students at medical college
  • Funded all form 4’s at IT and paid exam fees
  • Provided school uniforms, text books, shoes and educational materials
  • Installed one, and repaired one Borehole
  • Support to all the FOMO registered Primary School Children
  • Maintenance and Repair of Buildings
  • Ran and Maintained 14 Play Schools
  • Ran and Maintained the computer school
  • Ran and Maintained the tailoring school
  • Ran and Maintained small basic recording studio
  • Hosted visitors and oversea volunteers including Bay House School teachers, Italian visitors, Lancaster Grammar school Visitors, Corps Africa volunteers
  • Supported FOMO FC in the Malawi southern region football league.
  • Supported community football and netball.
  • Ran and maintained produce gardens

2017 Major Challenges

Secure Funding for FOMO’s Essential Core Activities:

  • Food Programme
  • Clinic and Outreach Programme
  • Secondary School Places (Fees)
  • School Teaching Resources & Equipment
  • Activity programme (Sport, Art, Music etc)

Wish List: Funds needed

  • Send a Container,
  • Build Boys Hostel (Girls Hostel already completed)
  • Water Harvesting and Heating Project (5 Centres)
  • School Security Wall
  • Refurbish Tailoring School
  • Refurbish existing FOMO Centres
  • Build FOMO Centres at Sazola, Naluwadi, Chinyama, Nessa

Without you none of this could happen. Thank you

Winner of the Beacon Community Builder Award

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