David Brackenridge is one of the founding members of BHT (Brackenridge Hanson Tate – Professional Surveyors and Property Agents) based in Leeds. David celebrated his 50th Birthday last year with a charity cycling challenge from Lands End to John O’Groats.
David and his good friend Andy cycled an incredible 990 miles in 9 days, approximately 110 miles per day, raising an amazing £3,000.
Thanks to David and Andy, 250 pupils at Kundiyamallur school now have clean water for drinking and hand washing.
Michelin-starred chef Atul shares his delicious and easy recipe for barbecued lamb chops.
Serves: 4 Ingredients
2 lamb racks, bones cleaned and fat removed, and cut into chops
For the marinade: 75g mint leaves 100g coriander leaves 1 tbsp ginger, finely chopped 4 cloves garlic, finely chopped 2 tbsp lime juice 1 tsp ground cumin, toasted 1 tbsp grated raw papaya 2 tbsp Greek yoghurt 2 tbsp vegetable oil
For the mango & peanut chutney: 2 tbsp mango chutney 1 tbsp lime juice ½ tbsp ginger, finely chopped 4-6 tbsp roasted peanuts 25g mint leaves ½ tbsp vegetable oil Butter and oil for basting, and lime juice, to serve
1. Make the mint marinade by blending all the ingredients to a fine paste. Coat the lamb chops in the marinade, and refrigerate for 2-4 hours.
2. To make the mango & peanut chutney, blend all the ingredients together.
3. Preheat the barbecue, and grill the lamb chops, turning frequently, until cooked through. Baste with butter and oil, then squeeze over lime juice. Serve with the mango & peanut chutney and a mixed green salad.
St Philip’s Primary School, Odd Down near Bath, have raised an amazing £9,441 – to provide clean water and sanitation for the village of Kouma, a rural community of 600 people in Sierra Leone.
Following the awful Ebola outbreak which affected Sierra Leone and other parts of East Africa, the children of St Philip’s Primary School responded to the shocking statistic that worldwide every minute a child dies from lack of access to clean water. They took up the challenge with an initial aim to raise £8,600 to drill a bore hole and build a toilet block to provide clean safe water and sanitation to the village. The fundraising was boosted by generous donations from members of St Philip & St James Church, and the St Philip’s Drama Group.
This has been a great example of the school reaching out via the local community to help children and families across the world who have so little. Pupils and staff have been imaginative in their methods of fundraising which have ranged from selling painted stones, cookies, homemade cakes and beanbag frogs to sponsored swimming, cycling and pogo jumping. It has been heart warming to see even the youngest pupils joining in.
One nine year old pupil, Louie, raised nearly £550 pounds. The enormous fundraising effort was overseen by Kevin Mottram who inspired the community with the words of Jesus: ‘I was thirsty and you gave me a drink’.
Congratulations and well done to our dedicated team, who ran the Bath Half Marathon on Sunday 13th March – The money raised will enable us to build more urgently-needed Grosan (composting) toilets for families in Tamil Nadu, Southeast India, where the vast majority of people do not have any sanitation facilities and open defecation is commonplace.