June 23rd saw the annual fete at the Village School in Hampstead, London. Since 2005 the Village School has been a huge supporter of Fodad. The parents and staff encouraged by the Principal, Miss Gay have generously supported fund-raisers enabling Fodad to open a school playground in Ratmalana as well as feed the children at the school every day for the past 7 years. The fact that the children are fed means that not only are they as healthy as those from better off families but that their parents are encouraged to send them to school knowing that they will at least have one good, nourishing meal each day.
The fete at the school is the major fund-raiser for FODAD and luckily it did not rain. Once again the parents went out of their way setting up stalls selling wonderful cakes and sweets and ensuring that there was lots of fun and activities for the children, including an inflatable slide, clown performances and workshops, sponge throwing, as well as an amazing blend-your-own smoothie by bike stall.