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Jean Blackwell and her Tanzanian Trek – starting on 8th June 2007

I am Jean Blackwell, a Wivenhoe resident since 1979, and landlady of The Black Buoy for sixteen years. I have to admit to a present age of 72 but not yet over the hill !! 

My Trek in Tanzania is in support of St Helena Hospice – a wonderful establishment which will need no introduction from me – but I would remind you that the Hospice receives no government funding relying on voluntarycontributions and funds raised by sponsorships.

I have already paid the basic costs of the trip, bought the necessary equipment, and will also pay for the required visas and vaccinations. 

To make the operation worthwhile for the Hospice, I now need to raise around £3,000 through sponsorship and organised fundraising. I have already had several functions and more are in the pipeline eg:- a CurryEvening, a Quiz Night, and a Race Night. 

Look out for more information on forthcoming events or any other queries contact me on tel: 824632.

I should be grateful for any support you can give me and which will all go to St Helena Hospice

Jean Blackwell

Jean’s Curry evening a great success – see report below

Next event: Pasta and Blind Auction at Toad Hall on –Saturday 19th May. Great food and a fun evening.. £5 plus a wrapped item for the Auction. Auctions costs 20p per round.  Bring own drink. Call 01206 824632 for tickets or go to Londis or High St Post Office. For poster, click here
The Trek

The Trek commences on 8th June with a night flight from Heathrow to Nairobi. We cross into Tanzania and for the next eight days trek through the bush with Maasai warriors as guides. The trek ends in the African Rift Valley at the Ngorongoro Crater on 16th June and I fly home on the 17th. 

The total distance covered on foot will be some 135km!

Jean’s News
Jean’s Curry Evening – Saturday 3rd February

Jean’s recent Curry Evening was a great success. Some 20 people went to her home – quite a squeeze – and enjoyed freshly cooked authentic curry with wine and cold beer. The food was prepared from fresh ingredients by her son Richard, an accomplished chef with a liking for Indian cuisine. Just under £100 was raised on the night.  Her next event is the Quiz Evening on 17th February. Your support will be appreciated.