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Only 162 days until the 2009 Rio Carnival…

…and they’ve already started rehearsing! Music, costume designs and dance routines are decided 5 months before the carnival parade itself, nowhere else is partying such serious business. As a teaser for the Quest group taking part in the parade next year, here is a look at what what they need to be ready for…

Malawi Team – Amrit on Week no. 2

We are almost into our third week in Malawi and many a thing has occurred since week one.We made our way to Lake Malawi last weekend. Sixteen of us piled into three trucks; Elise, Bella and I in the boot of one which we made more comfortable with cushions, rollmats and sleeping bags, our intrepid […]

Summer ends and construction begins

Thanks from Bertha Huaquiluz Huaman for the latest house built with funds from Katie’s family and friends. Four more to be built just this month, and lots more families to help. Thanks for all your support so far.

Update from Peru

Just a sneak preview of the plaques to be put up on all the houses build thanks to funds raised by Katie´s campaign. Three were finished last year and a further five have been selected for construction in the next couple of months. Watch back soon for more photos of the work on the ground.

Fantastic Fundraising Efforts

Congratulations to Katie’s friends and families. Thanks to your sterling efforts at the Grim Challenge, Villa Maria now has nearly £3,000 donated from your campaign, where we will be able to support SIX families with new homes. Work will begin in the new year – thank you all!

Katie’s Friends take the Grim Challenge

Lots of respect to Emma Taylor, Alistair Richardson, Tom Morgan, Caroline Boon, Emily Miller, Stuart Maclean and Emily Coates for signing up to the Grim Challenge. They will run 8 miles through bushes, lakes and mud in deepest darkest December, all to help raise funds for Katie’s Campaign. See details of the race here To […]

Three families benefit from Katie’s Campaign

The guys in Villa Maria had a difficult job establishing which of the many families needed the most urgent help with their homes, but work has now begun to build new houses for the following families: Salome Gladis Chávez, single mother with four children.Fabiola Baldeón, mother with two young children and a diabetic husbandEvaristo Ramírez […]