Cyfeillion Sankwia Friends - supporting sustainable development in Gambia


Members of the charity and our supporters, raise funds in a number of ways.


We have an educational sponsorship scheme which is supported by people from far and wide. This money is used to sponsor the education of the village children. If you would be interested in this scheme then please refer to 0ur Educational Sponsorship Scheme.

Charity Auction

Auction 2010

Each year we hold an auction. We are grateful to all those persons and organisations who donate items for this event and all those who have attended and particularly those who have purchaed lots. This year the sum raised at our auction in September 2011 will again be used to pay for the cost of sending a container to Sankwia. We hope to send medical and  educational   materials and equipment which will improve the health and the living standards of Sankwia.


Selling Books and Raffle tickets at the Amlwch Threshing Show 2010

Members attend various fairs and gathering where raffles are organised.

Sale of Second Hand books

These are again sold at the various gatherings and we are dependant on gifts of books from members of the public. If you have books that you no longer require, please contact us. Every penny that we raise makes a difference to those living in Sankwia


This is a system which results in a donation to the charity when people buy goods or services online. It costs the pourchaser nothing. If you have an interest in assisting us in this way please contact us and we will be happy to explain the procedure.

Recycling Ink Jet Cartridges

Used cartridges can be quite valuable. Rather than throw them away, contact us and money can be raised by selling these to a recycling company.

Key Rings

We sell key rings with pictures of some of the village children. If you are interested please contact us.

Sponsored Events

We have been fortunate as a  number of persons  have raised money by volunteering to participate in such events. We have benefitted from a sponsored bike ride, a sponsored walk and a sponsored zip wire descent. Most recently supporters completed a sponsored walk at Holy Island walking about 18 miles. (see photograph of the group below). We are grateful to all who participated.

Contact Us

Cyfeillion Sankwia Friends
Llawr Y Llan, Lon Goch
Amlwch, Ynys Mon LL68 9EN
Tel: 01407 830974