The loveliest, sweetest flower that bloomed in paradise, and the first that died, has rarely blossomed since on mortal soil. It is so frail, so delicate, a thing, it is gone if it but look upon itself; and she who ventures to esteem it hers proves by that single thought she has it not. Humility - Fry
The object of your signed ROD posters was exactly the pumps tho I thought.
Yes, it most certainly was. When I came to use the links at the beginning of the thread, they didn't work, so I had to enter the UNICEF site manually.
On doing so, I realised that Hayley's two projects have been combined onto one page with two separate donation forms but which don't differentiate between bikes and pumps. The emphasis is, however, on clean water/irradication of guinea worm.
I was quite concerned, having specified the project we were collecting for and Emailed my contact at UNICEF for clarification and am now satisfied that our donation will go where it is intended.
I also made a point of mentioning this to Hayley in Bournemouth as I don't think it is clear (or fair on possible contributors) where the money is going, although it is clear that it will go to Hayley's projects.
Hayley told me she would be seeing her people at UNICEF when she returns to New Zealand in April so hopefully it will be made clearer then.
After reading Hayley's most recent tweet about UNICEF NZ, I went to their twitter page, and saw that their Photo of the Week (last week) was of Play pumps, along with a little "blurb" about the project. And yes, they do mention Hayley!
Photo of the Week: In the rural town of Nanton in Savelugu-Nanton District in Northern Region of Ghana, school girls play on a round-about.
UNICEF NZ, together with UNICEF NZ Ambassador, Hayley Westerna, support a project that is bringing education and clean water to thousands of children and their families in some of Ghana's poorest areas.
The northern regions, which account for half of the country’s population living below the poverty line, are the most impoverished. Working with the Government and other partners, UNICEF is also supporting integrated water, sanitation and hygiene interventions as part of efforts to eradicate guinea-worm disease in endemic districts, as well as other health, nutrition, education and protection interventions.