Founded nine years ago by David Geldart the Bambisanani Partnership has gained charitable status from the Charities Commission.
The partnership has gained international acclaim for its work in one of South Africa most deprived areas using sport to promote education, health, leadership and global citizenship.
There was also national praise also for the achievement:
Bambisanani Partnership Registered Charity details [CHARITIES COMMISSION]
The Founding Trustees of the partnership are:
- Mrs Katie Campbell
- Mr Darren Beardsley
- Mr Duncan Baines
- Mr David Geldart
- Mrs Diane Maguire
- Mrs Barbara Pounder
Additionally the school has recently appointed Mrs Catherine Chattoe to coordinate the work of the partnership.
St. Mary's, Menston - Charitable Status for work in South Africa [DIOCESEOFLEEDS.ORG.UK]
South Africa Visit June 2017
Day by Day updates by Mr Hamill from South Africa!
We would be grateful for any spare/second-hand football shirts to take out to South Africa for the Bambisanani Partnership. The shirts would be, preferably, suitable for students of around 11 years old, smaller sizes would be donated to the local orphanages in South Africa. A collection box will be placed in the Pupil Reception area, can donations please be in by 16 June.
The second Bambisanani Quiz night at St. Mary's was again a huge success.
The Bambisanani Partnership this week appointed Andy Lockwood, Professional Development Manager at the University of Leeds, as a Trustee.
Caitlin (Year 9) is the first student to complete all the tasks required to achieve the award.