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Brighton to Burma and Beyond – Give a little, and get a whole lot back!

Brighton to Burma and Beyond – Give a little, and get a whole lot back!

Burmese School Children

It’s important to us to share a little of our success with the local community and beyond.  For this blog I thought I would tell you little about what we’ve been up to and where it has taken us.

We became donors nd supporters of Sussex CrimeStoppers – their campaign against domestic abuse has had a very positive impact – and we like the way it allows everyone to get involved anonymously and take a bit of direct action when needed.  We met some fascinating people, became members of the ‘Golden Handcuff Club’ (a whole other story!) and through this met the famous author Peter James, a patron of Sussex CrimeStoppers, and from that meeting Strawberry Fields now features in his latest novel ‘Want You Dead’ with two of his central characters based here!

Now I’d like to take a little detour from the world of Brighton Bed and Breakfasts and tell you a little about another project we are involved in, in Burma, now known as Myanmar

We dedicate a portion of Strawberry Fields profits towards an education project and have, this summer, just had our ‘very own’ school open. We are part of a small donor group building a few schools in one of the poorest areas of the country with a very proactive charity called ‘Helping The Burmese Delta’ who have built 16 schools and the first high school in the area.

By the end of 2014 we should have completed three individual Schools. Children travel by boat or walk long distances on foot to make the most of this opportunity.

The project is achieved by working with committed villages – through our charities we provide the capital and materials – the villages provide the labour and skills to build the schools.

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Our first school has just opened in the Burmese Delta, and will accommodate 180 children from surrounding villages, a second School will open in the same region, and a third is planned in the mountains of central Myanmar.

We were lucky enough to visit Myanmar in March to see how things are developing and meet some of the school children. As you can imagine it was quite experience.

If you would like to find out more about this project you can email me or just ask when you next stay. You can also support the charities involved in the project yourself via the following websites:

Each time you stay with us, a little of your money is building a future for some of these kids.

Until next time,

Strawberry Fields