Sam runs again!

In 2018 we were delighted when Sam Wallace offered to run the London Marathon for us, eventually raising £3000 and enabling us to build a school in his name. We’re even more delighted that he’s now training to run the Berlin Marathon in September 2019 and has offered to fundraise for us again. Please click this link to help him reach his target. We wish you all the best of luck, Sam!

 

 

 

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Attention quizzers!

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We are pleased to announce the 2017 HASTE quiz supper will be held on 7 December (it’s a Thursday!) at St James’ Church Hall, Prebend Street, N1, at 6.30pm. Tickets £20pp or £160 for a table of 8, includes supper and wine.

All proceeds go to HASTE, and if you pay on Virgin Money Giving (click this link) then we can claim Gift Aid also. Otherwise, it’s possible to book in advance and pay on the door. Just email iandjbing(at)btinternet(dot)com or sarahwarwick(at)gmail(dot)com for more details and/or to confirm your attendance. We look forward to seeing you there!

Many thanks…

… to everyone who came to our quiz on 1 December 2016. We raised more than £2,500 for the charity – an amazing feat in one night! Thanks must go in particular to those who donated their time to cook the delicious supper, those who donated their time (including quizmaster Tim Cook and new glamorous assistant Ronnie Lackhovic), and those who donated gifts for the silent auction.

We will be doing it all again next year, so please do join us then! In the meantime, Merry Christmas to all our supporters.

Welcome to Quizz-lington

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We are pleased to announce the 2015 HASTE quiz supper will be held on 3 December (it’s a Thursday!) at St James’ Church Hall, Prebend Street, N1, at 6.30pm. Tickets £20pp or £160 for a table of 8, includes supper and wine.  All proceeds to HASTE, and if you pay on Virgin Money Giving (click this link) then we can claim Gift Aid also. Otherwise, possible to book in advance and pay on the doorEmail iandjbing(at)btinternet(dot)com or sarahwarwick(at)gmail(dot)com for more details and/or to confirm your attendance.

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We are pleased to announce the 2014 HASTE quiz supper will be held on 4 December (it’s a Thursday!) at St James’ Church Hall, Prebend Street, N1. Tickets £20pp or £160 for a table of 8, includes supper and wine. All proceeds to HASTE. From 6.30pm. Email iandjbing(at)btinternet(dot)com or sarahwarwick(at)gmail(dot)com for more details.

Let’s get quizzical

Alright, brainboxes! Here’s our annual announcement. Yes, it’s the 2013 HASTE quiz supper. This year it will be held on 28 November (it’s a Thursday!) at St James’ Church Hall, Prebend Street, N1. Tickets £20pp or £150 for a table of 8. All proceeds to HASTE and much fun had by all, we hope. Arrive from 6.30 for a 7pm start. Email iandjbing(at)btinternet(dot)com for more details.

School supplies for Rwandan primary school

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In July 2013 one of our trustees, Sarah, went to Rwanda, staying in the Virunga Lodge in Volcanoes National Park. The Lodge is one of four owned by Volcanoes Safaris,  a company which – in addition to organising trekking in the area – funds community projects to work with local people.

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Sarah was lucky enough to be able to get out into the local village and to visit one of the projects there – Mbiko Primary School. HASTE sent a large bag of school supplies to the school, with pens, pencils, books and other materials, which the teachers and the pupils who were there (it was school holidays but some older children were studying for exams) were delighted to accept these items.

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The school, which is aligned with the local Catholic Church, has 838 children from ages 7-16 – all studying a primary syllabus; msny of whom walk up to 3km to attend each day. Of these, maybe half will go on to recieve basic secondary education and 6 or 7 will pass exams (like the 11+) to take them on to higher secondary level.

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There currently is no nursery education in the area, and HASTE have spoken to Volcanoes about the possibility of partnering on a project to create one but the Rwandan government have strict rules about foreign investment and wouldn’t likely allow it. HASTE are currently looking at other opportunities to work with the Volcanoes Trust.