We would love you to join us for our AGM at Gravett Hall, Sutcliff Baptist Church. Our speaker will be Julie Palmer who is a Sierra Leonean. She is also the owner of the shipping company the the Olney Newton Link use to send goods to Newton. It should be an interesting talk!
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You may remember that we recently had a request for help from our friend Brima James Kabia in Newton. He wanted to set up a dressmakers/tailoring business for young people who had missed out on education. He asked for manual and electric sewing machines plus a small generator and we were delighted that, with the help of the charity ‘Workaid’, we were able to send them.
Brima James Kabia has recently sent us these photos of the tutor testing the machines, and our friend Mariatu, working the pedals. It has been suggested that they start the enterprise with five pupils, and they are hoping for more. More electric sewing machine are wanted but it seems that things are progressing well.
Enabling students to study
At the request of the committee in Newton, we have established an annual bursary to allow local people to study. Ten students will benefit from the bursary this year – mostly mature students who have missed out on an education due to the Civil War. We have received some lovely comments from the students, thanking everyone in Olney for helping them to study.
Ester Tarawally. My name is Ester Tarawally born of Newton7. Prince Alfred rd. I study Human Resource management. I have received a partial scholarship for my course . Thank you very much. God bless you.
ISHMAEL Kanu. My name is Ishmael Kanu. I am born of Newton.I am a student of Newton College studying accounting and Financial. I have received a scholarship for my studies from Olney Newton Link . Thank you.
Adama Jar. My name is Adama Jar I am a student at Newton College studying banking and finance. I have received a partial scholarship for my final year N.C.T. V. A. exams from Mr Fofana and team . Thank you very much.
Fatmata James. My name is Fatmata James. I am born of Newton. I study Business administration at Newton College. Thank you for the scholarship.
My name is Alimamy Tarawalie, a student of Newton College doing Teachers Certificate. Thank you for the scholarship.
Sarah Mansaray. My name is Sarah Mansaray ,I am a student at Newton College. I study banking and finance. I have got a partial scholarship for my final year examination from you. Thank you very much.
James Sankoh. I am a student at Newton college. I study accounting and finance. I am born of Newton. Have received a scholarship from Mr Fofanah for my final year Diploma Course. God bless you all.
My name is Ernest bai Raymond born in Newton , 148, Old Motor Road. I study Human Resource Management I have received partial scholarship for my course. Thank you. God bless you.
Our wonderful friends at Ousedale School are kindly putting on a concert in aid of the Olney Newton Link. The theme will be ‘Musicals’ with some slight variations! The concert will start at 7pm with doors opening at 6.30pm. It is expected to last for 2 hours, complete with an interval and refreshments. Contact the school on 01908 210203 to purchase tickets (adults £6, concessions £4). The concert is being held at the Newport Pagnell Campus, The Grove, Newport Pagnell MK16 OBJ. Click here to read the poster for more information.
It has been wonderful to see photos of the newly completed water well, sent to us by the ONL Committee in Newton.
Mabinty Sesay, Treasurer of the Newton Committee, has confirmed that the well was being used by the local community as well as one of the schools. Completion had been hampered by the continuing rainy season which seemed to have lasted much longer than usual. However, we are so pleased that it’s now up and running – a very valuable resource.
Would you like to buy some homemade cakes, crafts, cards and water colours, ready for Christmas? Fancy a nice cup of tea, coffee, wine or juice accompanied by cakes and nibbles? Plus of course a brilliant raffle and a quiz! All of this for a cost of just £3!
Lynda Barber, the Folio (Friends of Library in Olney) Chairperson has kindly offered to hold a “drop in” event at her house, 104 High Street, Olney, in aid of the Olney-Newton Link.
A wonderful opportunity for a pre-Christmas get-together or Xmas purchases. Do come along!
We have recently had a request from our friend Brima James Kabia in Newton. He would like to set up a dressmakers/tailoring business for young people who have missed out on education. He had asked for manual sewing machines and an electric one plus a small generator. We are delighted to say that a charity based in Chesham – ‘Workaid’ – has supplied us with an electric sewing machine plus an assortment of accessories all free of charge (see photograph). So all the Olney Newton Link need to do is pay shipping costs. The manual machines can be purchased in Sierra Leone.
We are looking forward to receiving photos of the workshop in due course – we know it will be a very successful little business and are looking forward to watching it develop.
*Workaid tackle poverty by supplying disadvantaged people with the tools they need to acquire practical skills and become self supporting.
Fun for all the family at the Youth Club in Olney. Join us for pumpkin carving, leaf rubbing, icing biscuits, bobbing for apples, story time, etc. A brilliant time can be had by all!
This is aimed at families with children, looking for something to do during half term holidays. All children must be accompanied by an adult. Tickets are 5 with children under 3 free. The price will includes activities and hot dogs. All funds raised are in aid of the Olney Newton Link Water Well appeal.
Event to be held at the Olney Youth Centre, East Street, Olney. Tickets can be obtained from CT Wilson & Son (84 High Street, Olney) and the Phonebox Magazine (Stanley Court, Olney) or by callingRachel 711751/ Sue
712540/ Anne 711196.
Feeling clever!? Show your neighbours how clever you are at our quiz night! A wonderful hot supper and soft drinks will be included. Teams of 4 preferred (6 maximum).
The night will be held at the Olney Centre,High St, Olney MK46 4EF. Tickets 8.50 per person including supper and a soft drink. Tickets are available from the Phonebox or
CT Wilson. Enquiries ring: 01234 711196 or 711751