We started our link in 2005, by writing letters & sending resources for them to use & we raised enough money to take a group of 5 lads & 5 leaders for a 10 day visit in the Summer of 2007, spending time with the BB Company seeing how & where they lived, went to school & church & learnt about their Company & how it differs from ours in the UK.
We visited again in 2015, taking resources with us that we can use in their company and again learning more about their culture & way of life & also teaching crafts & games.
We had planned to visit again in August 2020, the tickets had been bought and accommodation sorted and plans made then Covid-19 stopped the world as we knew it and all travel was put on hold. We will visit again as soon as it is deemed safe enough to do so.
We raised the money needed for the trip in a number of ways: by selling tuck, holding Bingo nights & Beetle drives, having bric-a-brac sales, holding themed nights with the lads cooking the meals, having a sponsored hair cut….selling their handmade crafts and donations from our generous church family, friends and relatives.