Fundraising the way to Tanzania

emily adairCRCL student Emily Adair gets us up to speed on the charity’s events.

THE Cumbria Rungwe Community Link (CRCL) is a cultural exchange charity between students from Cumbria
and Rungwe, a district in the Mbeya region of Tanzania.

This summer 18 students from Copeland schools will visit Rungwe for a month to experience Tanzanian culture as Tanzanian students did when travelling to Cumbria in 2015.

Members of CRCL raise money to fund the students’ exchange between continents.

A recent fundraising event the CRCL undertaken was the Cumbria Life Sausage Festival on Saturday, April 30, and Sunday, May 1 at Muncaster Castle.

The charity set up a gazebo in the castle grounds in which students offered face-painting to children and adults alike.

The sunshine on the last day of April inspired many to give to the charity by mirroring the bright weather with bright face-paint designs, painted by CRCL students.

Sarah Jackson, a CRCL member from Calderbridge, said: “Face painting is a great way to raise money for the charity. It’s fun; the kids love it and we love it”. Many students also took advantage of the event by enjoying a famous  Cumberland sausage for their lunch – cooked by event chefs such as Jon Fell.

CRCL is often welcomed by Muncaster Castle for fundraising events and will be attending Muncaster Festival from Sunday, May 29 to Tuesday, May 31 – with brushes and face-paints in hand.