It was in 1921 that the young newlyweds, Jack and Mamie Martin, undertook the long and arduous journey to Malawi (then Nyasaland) where Jack was to take up his post as a Church of Scotland missionary. Thirty years ago, in 1991, their daughter Margaret returned to visit the land of her birth and to see her mother’s grave and the church her father built in Mamie’s memory. It was during this visit that the idea of the Mamie Martin Fund was born.
We would like this special year, 2021, to be a bumper fundraising year as girls’ access to secondary education in Malawi is still challenging. This is where you, our lovely supporters, come in. We will have a bike ride, where our friends and supporters and their friends will contribute cycling distances to get us all to Malawi, virtually following the route taken by Mamie and Jack.
As part of ‘Pledge 100‘, we would also like folk to come up with ideas of their own to raise money –
e.g. doing 100 walks, swims, cakes made etc
Or if 100 seems too much then 30 somethings.
So, thinking caps on, and email us with your ideas at firstname.lastname@example.org
Meanwhile we wish you all a good New Year and health and happiness in 2021.