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Donate to Porridge and Rice and your donation will be doubled starting midday on Tuesday 28 November until Tuesday 5 December.

The Christmas Challenge 2017 helps UK-registered charities raise funds. It offers supporters of charities the opportunity to double their donation on theBigGive.org.uk during the week of the campaign.

The Christmas Challenge 2017 goes live at midday on GivingTuesday 28th November and runs until midday on Tuesday 5th December. Make a donation to Porridge and Rice, and have it doubled.

Thank you for your donation.

Nominate Porridge and Rice to win £1,000

Nominate Porridge and Rice, registration number 1155841, for a chance to win £1,000 in the Eclessiastical Prize Draw.

To celebrate their 130th anniversary year, Ecclesiastical are going to be sharing £130,000 between 130 different charities.

Nominations are open until midnight on 5 December and 10 winners will be announced every weekday from 6 to 20 December. On the twelfth day, 21 December, 20 winners will be announced.

Thank you for your nomination.

Sweet Potato

Last year, Porridge and Rice planted enough sweet potato to meet the needs of its feeding programme. Unfortunately, the drought killed off some of the crop. Replanting is now complete and the charity will raise enough to feed pupils in 2018 with extra to sell.

In replanting, white sweet potato has been replaced by yellow sweet potato. Yellow sweet potato is much higher in Vitamin A than white sweet potato, making it easier for the charity to ensure that children receive their Vitamin A needs.

Poole High School

A cheque for £153 arrived out of the blue in the post from Poole High School on 22 November with a note to say that the money had been collected by the pupils of Poole High School.

Porridge and Rice is dependent on the generosity of its supporters like the students of Poole High School. It is the kindness of people that enables the charity to support the children of the Nairobi slums, some of the poorest children of the world.

Thank you, thank you, thank you to the pupils of Poole High School for their generosity.

NEW Charity Website

Thanks to the hard work of trustee Jude Hanlon, Porridge and Rice now has a new updated website.

After months of coding and numerous revisions, the website went live last month with lots of new pictures of the work of the charity, and updated information on the work of Porridge and Rice. Please take a look, and let us know what you think.

Ibraheem and Nayan

Ibraheem (right) and Nayan (left) are Porridge and Rice interns for the year.

Both have finished their A levels and are taking gap years, planning to study Physics and Electronic Engineering respectively next year. They are working on a wide range of projects from designing a solar energy system to physics videos before heading to Kenya in July 2018.

Knitted Hedgehogs

These knitted cute hedgehogs have been a huge hit. Knitted by Jude Hanlon, they are selling like hot cakes. Not only are they cute but each hedgehog provides over 300 breakfasts at £10.

Buy a hedgehog, the sparkly ones are particularly suited to Christmas, by visiting the shop on the Porridge and Rice website and provide over 300 breakfasts for pupils in Kenya.

All Aboard

Sharon and Ken on the way to Kenya to volunteer in Porridge and Rice schools in the Nairobi slums. Volunteers are important to the charity providing enthusiasm and expertise for important tasks.

Sour Uji

Helen, a volunteer from the UK, serves breakfast of sour uji at Excel School. Uji is an African porridge that provides pupils with loads of energy and a good dose of Vitamin C.

Visit the PaR Facebook page for more pictures and details about the work done by PaR.

If you have any questions or comments, please email on info@porridgeandrice.co.uk


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