Entries by Judy Roper

Happy Christmas!

Wishing all our supporters a very happy Christmas – click on this link to hear our special Christmas song – ‘I’m Thinking Of You This Christmas’. The children of Destiny Garden School, Mombasa, Kenya, and The King’s School, Macclesfield, UK, performed this song a few years ago. The song reaches out to those who are […]

Lunch at Destiny Garden School

Many of the families of the children at the school struggle to provide adequate food for their children, and they rely on the midday meal Destiny Garden School produces.  This nutritious meal not only helps with the children’s’ welfare but also ensures that they are able to learn more effectively, and is a great encouragement […]

End of Year Celebrations – 25th October 2019

Destiny Garden School broke up on the 25th October and are now on holiday until 6th  January 2020; this is their main holiday as the Kenyan school year is from January to December.  The photo shows the Pre-Primary Class 2 graduation.  The school website will shortly have more photos of the end of year celebrations […]

Treats for the Children at DGS

A few sponsors have sent funds via the charity for a treat for their sponsored child’s class or for the school as a whole.  We try to make sure all the children in the class or school are involved as we don’t want any to feel left out.  Funds have gone towards buying a cake […]

Letters to Destiny Garden School

A few of our sponsors, or their children, write to their sponsored child at Destiny Garden School and we try to make sure all the children in the class are involved as we don’t want any to feel left out.  The letters are therefore addressed to the whole class and the teachers often used them […]

The Dining Shelter

The dining shelter which was completed last year has been a great addition to Destiny Garden School.  This video link outlines some of the advantages – The Dining Shelter  

Annual General Meeting – 21 August 2019

Destiny Children’s AGM was held on 21 August, 2019; another busy but successful year.  The charity has been able to cover the running costs of Destiny Garden School, Mombasa, and also enabled a number of improvements to be made at the School. A presentation detailing some of the events that have taken place both in the […]

Support from UK Schools

We are very grateful to have the support of two UK schools. King’s School, Macclesfield, and Friends of Kings, have made several donations.   Year 7 children from another school chose to represent Destiny Children in a fundraising project and the judges chose their campaign as the best cause.  They also raised funds doing a presentation […]

A Night at the Races – 7 June 2019

The Race Night was a great success raising over £1,200 for Destiny Garden School.  The event proved to be great fun and an enjoyable evening.  Our thanks go to Malcolm who organised the races and materials, to the Broken Cross Social Club who provided the venue, and to all those who supported the event

Kathy’s Challenge raises £100 for DGS – May 2019

Kathy, a keen supporter who has visited DGS several times,  met some hunters and fishermen whilst hiking on Stewart Island, New Zealand. They told her it was impossible to hike a three day hike in one day to another hut, up a peak and back again. Obviously being told it couldn’t be done made Kathy […]

Fundraising for DGS in Colorado – 24 April 2019

Alana and Meredith, from Colorado, USA, organised a fundraising bingo event for Destiny Garden School and raised over £1,500.  These funds are going towards the feeding programme – the pound goes a long way in Kenya and this amount will provide all 500 children with a midday meal for the next 38 days!  Alana and […]

The Joe Hunt Memorial Football Match-  April 2019

The Joe Hunt Memorial Football Match on Easter Sunday raised a fantastic £500 for Destiny Garden School.  These funds are going towards the feeding programme and will provide all 500 children a school lunch for 14 days. Our  thanks go to the Chase Pub and Brewery and all the friends of Joe Hunt.

Class Photos

Boaz, the DGS Sponsorship Manager, has taken class photos – from the Day Care class right through to class 8.  See this link for the other class photos.

The Feeding Programme at DGS

Destiny Garden School relies on fundraising events to provide the children with a school lunch and our thanks go to  many supporters who have raised funds to feed the children this term. . Many of the families of the children at the school struggle to provide adequate food for their children, and they rely on […]

Dinner Dance – December 2018

A very successful event organised by keen supporter, Elizabeth Wright, which raised over £1,600 for Destiny Garden School. Hollin Hall, Kerridge, proved to be an ideal venue and the fabulous live 9 piece Band – ‘Bring on the Swing’ – certainly got everyone swinging. Many thanks to Elizabeth and her helpers, and to all those who […]

Letters to Destiny Garden School

A few of our sponsors, or their children, write to their sponsored child at Destiny Garden School and we try to make sure all the children in the class are involved as we don’t want any to feel left out.  The letters are therefore addressed to the whole class and the teachers often used them […]

Class Photos

Boaz, the DGS Sponsorship Manager, has taken class photos – from the Day Care class right through to class 8.  See this link for the other class photos.

Trustee Nick’s Visit to DGS – July/August 2018 

Trustee, Nick Burton, visited Destiny Garden School with his wife, who is a teacher, and his two teenage daughters – see this link for his full report and further photos. Nick was representing the charity whilst his family did a week’s voluntary work at the school. Nick said ‘the week I spent at DGS was […]

Chick Flick Night – 22 May 2018

Those who kindly supported the Destiny Children chick flick certainly had a treat! Rebecca at the Park Tavern as usual pulled out all the stops and our ‘supper’ was fantastic! Plentiful and delicious. The film ‘Wonder’ was very uplifting and there was not a dry eye in the house! As an added bonus we raised […]

Guillermo and Marta visit DGS – 7 May 2018 

Architect Guillermo, who helped design the new Dining Shelter and Library, and his new bride, Marta, visited Destiny Garden School during their honeymoon.  He said “we had a really good time at DGS, and it was lovely to see the children and meet the teachers and staff.  The days that we were there we bought […]

A new Dining Shelter and Office/Library – April 2018

The new Dining Shelter and Office/Library is now completed and in use. Destiny Garden School and the charity Destiny Children were very fortunate that volunteers from two top London firms – architects Allies and Morrison and engineers, Arup – gave up both their time and expertise free of charge to design the Dining Shelter.  A […]

Could you live on £1 a day? – January 2018

Sponsor Tracy Norton has raised over £1,100 for Destiny Garden School by living on £1 a day for 28 days. In 2016, she raised over £2,000 for DGS by living on £1 a day for 21 days and this time, she raised the stakes by extending the challenge to a gruelling 28 days. In her […]

Snowflakes raise funds for DGS – January 2018

The staff at Allies and Morrison Architects raised over £560 for Destiny Garden School over Christmas by designing snowflakes for their Christmas decorations and selling them at their annual party.  These funds are going towards dining tables and benches for the new Dining Shelter that they designed.

Dining Shelter Progress Report – 12th December 2017

Work is progressing well;  the office section has been built,  the framework for the dining section nearly complete, and we hope the roof will go up shortly.  For more photos and a full report on the progress of the Dining Shelter construction, please see this report.

Tino, Henry & Richard visit DGS – 30 November 2017

Tino from Allies and Morrison, and Henry & Richard from Arup, made a site visit to DGS to monitor the progress of the new Dining Shelter construction.   Their key objectives were to: Help the contractor deliver the design they have worked on for the last few months in London. Learn from the contractors experience, exchange […]

AUCTION ANTICS! – 9 November 2017

A very successful event organised by Trustee Martin Sutcliffe which raised over £3,000 for Destiny Garden School.  The charity auction was supported by Adam Partridge, of “Cash in the Attic” and “Bargain Hunt” fame, who gave an interesting and very amusing talk about life as an auctioneer.  Macclesfield United Reformed Church halls proved to be […]

End of Year Celebrations – October 2017

Destiny Garden School broke up on the 24th October, a bit earlier than usual due to the Kenyan election, and are now on holiday until 2 January 2018; this is their main holiday as the Kenyan school year is from January to December.   The school website will shortly have more photos of the end of year […]

Mark Taylor visits DGS – October 2017

Architect Mark Taylor, from Allies & Morrison London, travelled to Mombasa to undertake a site visit for the proposed new Dining Shelter.  He measured the ground levels and dimensions and interviewed prospective contractors tendering to undertake the construction of the building, ensuring that they understood the requirements of the designs.  Mark was accompanied by his […]

First Dance Raises Funds for DGS – 16 September 2017

Nicky and Conrad Kelly, keen supporters of Destiny Garden School, Mombasa, came up with a novel way to raise funds for the school – they asked their wedding guests to pay a pound to select the music for their first dance.   ‘All My Loving’ by the Beatles came out of the hat and proved to […]

Treats for the Children at DGS

A few sponsors have sent funds via the charity for a treat for their sponsored child’s class or for the school as a whole.  We try to make sure all the children in the class or school are involved as we don’t want any to feel left out.  Funds have gone towards buying a cake […]

Gawsworth Coffee Morning – 28 September 2017

A very successful and enjoyable coffee morning was held at Gawsworth Methodist Church Hall raising much needed funds for Destiny Garden School. The funds raised will go towards school lunches for the children at DGS – the pound goes a long way in Kenya and this will provide all 470 children with a nutritious school […]

A Dining Shelter for Destiny Garden School

A Dining Shelter is going to be built during Destiny Garden School’s holiday in November and December. We are very fortunate that volunteers from two top London firms; architects, Allies and Morrison and engineers, Arup, have given both their time and expertise free of charge to design the Dining Shelter, which will become a multi-functional […]

Letters to Destiny Garden School

A few of our sponsors, or their children, write to their sponsored child at Destiny Garden School and we try to make sure all the children in the class are involved as we don’t want any to feel left out.  The letters are therefore addressed to the whole class and the teachers often used them […]

AUCTION ANTICS! – 9 November 2017

There are  tickets available for this event which is being held at the Macclesfield United Reformed Church halls.  An auction hosted by Adam Partridge, of “Cash in the Attic” and “Bargain Hunt” fame.  Adam is going to talk about life as an auctioneer, give an insight behind the scenes as a TV presenter, a quiz […]

Elizabeth’s Coffee Morning – 16 May 2017

Elizabeth, keen supporter of Destiny Garden School, held a designer sale and coffee morning at her house. Lots of laughter over coffee and cakes as well as browsing through the large variety of designer goods on sale including handbags, jewellery, scarves, boots.  10 % of her sales were donated to Destiny Children and this provided […]