Heaton grandmother is calling for help to send bikes to Gambia `

Razia Amini

Razia Amini

First published in News by , T&A Reporter

Bradford grandmother Razia Amini is in a busy spin about her latest aid mission.

Last year Mrs Amini, of Heaton, filled a 20ft crate for Gambia in Africa with school uniforms and equipment she either haggled over or got free.

This time, she hopes to be taking up to 100 bicycles with her.

Mrs Amini has been supporting Humanity First for 13 years, providing relief and humanitarian aid across the world – and was last in Gambia’s remote Gambiaff region 12 months ago.

In a few weeks, she hopes the latest crate packed with the bikes she has snapped up cheap from eBay and other things will set off ahead of her. But she is still looking for help to fill it.

She said: “Anyone who has bikes they don’t want or need anymore – big or small – can get in touch with me. That would be wonderful! It's a massive crate and will take lots of filling.

“The teachers and children will really appreciate them. They have to walk miles to get to class.”

In 2013, she filled the crate with thousands of pairs of school trousers, shirts, jumpers and T-shirts, 200 desks and chairs as well as laptop computers, reading and writing books and stationery – all that she had successfully bargained over.

Mrs Amini and three other women from Humanity First will go out to meet it in mid-June.

The money has come from fundraising across the region that Mrs Razia covers for the charity including Bradford.

Charity work is close to Mrs Razia’s heart. She also has links with the British Heart Foundation, the Curry Project in Otley Road and supporting the homeless. As well as bikes, Mrs Razia is looking for unworn clothing, school equipment and unwanted computers. Call her on 07889 524557 or e-mail razia.amini@hotmail.co.uk.

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4:15pm Sun 4 May 14

philosospher says...

I'm fascinated ... I'd never heard of the Gambiaff Region of the Gambia, and cannot find it listed anywhere ... perhaps the T&A could enlighten ...
I'm fascinated ... I'd never heard of the Gambiaff Region of the Gambia, and cannot find it listed anywhere ... perhaps the T&A could enlighten ... philosospher
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4:29pm Sun 4 May 14

Albion. says...

philosospher wrote:
I'm fascinated ... I'd never heard of the Gambiaff Region of the Gambia, and cannot find it listed anywhere ... perhaps the T&A could enlighten ...
http://www.statoids.
com/ugm.html

No mention of it here.
[quote][p][bold]philosospher[/bold] wrote: I'm fascinated ... I'd never heard of the Gambiaff Region of the Gambia, and cannot find it listed anywhere ... perhaps the T&A could enlighten ...[/p][/quote]http://www.statoids. com/ugm.html No mention of it here. Albion.
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4:33pm Sun 4 May 14

The Hoffster says...

Last year Mrs Amini, of Heaton, filled a 20ft crate for Gambia in Africa with school uniforms and equipment she either haggled over or got free.


Well done, Mrs Amini :)
[quote]Last year Mrs Amini, of Heaton, filled a 20ft crate for Gambia in Africa with school uniforms and equipment she either haggled over or got free. [/quote] Well done, Mrs Amini :) The Hoffster
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5:47pm Sun 4 May 14

OLDLAD says...

philosospher wrote:
I'm fascinated ... I'd never heard of the Gambiaff Region of the Gambia, and cannot find it listed anywhere ... perhaps the T&A could enlighten ...
ernal links
No mention of Gambiaff region


Banjul LGA
Districts of Banjul

This Local Government Area encompasses the City of Banjul, consisting of the island of that name (previously called St Mary's Island).

Banjul South (8,270)
Banjul Central (11,697)
Banjul North (11,334)

Kanifing LGA

This district is the mainland extension of Banjul City, comprising the majority of Greater Banjul. It's coloured yellow on the map above.

Kanifing (382,096)

Brikama LGA
Districts of Western Division

(previously the Western Division)

Kombo North (344,756)
Kombo South (108,773)
Kombo Central (142,831)
Kombo East (42,955)
Foni Bondali (7,741)
Foni Brefet (14,414)
Foni Kansala (14,238)
Foni Bintang-Karenai (16,986)
Foni Jarrol (7,010)

Janjanbureh LGA
Districts of Central River Division

(previously the eastern half of the former Central River Division)

Janjanbureh (3,988)
Fulladu West (84,961)
Niamina East (24,571)
Niamina West (7,293)
Niamina Dankunku (6,097)

Kuntaur LGA

(previously the western half of the former Central River Division)

Lower Saloum (15,881)
Upper Saloum (19,145)
Nianija (10,175)
Niani (29,478)
Sami (24,429)

Mansakonko LGA
Districts of Lower River Division

(previously the Lower River Division)

Kiang Central (8,366)
Kiang East (6,849)
Kiang West (14,953)
Jarra Central (8,437)
Jarra East (16,551)
Jarra West (27,205)

Kerewan LGA
Districts of North Bank Division

(previously the North Bank Division)

Lower Niumi (57,358)
Upper Niumi (31,480)
Jokadu (22,132)
Central Baddibu (20,104)
Illiasa (41,603)
Lower Baddibu (18,030)
Sabach Sanjal (30,347)

Basse LGA
Districts of Upper River Division

(previously the Upper River Division)

Kantora (38,784)
Tumana (37,561)
Basse Fulladu East (49,990)
Jimara (43,460)
Wuli West (22,546)
Wuli East (23,691)
Sandu (23,884)
[quote][p][bold]philosospher[/bold] wrote: I'm fascinated ... I'd never heard of the Gambiaff Region of the Gambia, and cannot find it listed anywhere ... perhaps the T&A could enlighten ...[/p][/quote]ernal links No mention of Gambiaff region Banjul LGA Districts of Banjul This Local Government Area encompasses the City of Banjul, consisting of the island of that name (previously called St Mary's Island). Banjul South (8,270) Banjul Central (11,697) Banjul North (11,334) Kanifing LGA This district is the mainland extension of Banjul City, comprising the majority of Greater Banjul. It's coloured yellow on the map above. Kanifing (382,096) Brikama LGA Districts of Western Division (previously the Western Division) Kombo North (344,756) Kombo South (108,773) Kombo Central (142,831) Kombo East (42,955) Foni Bondali (7,741) Foni Brefet (14,414) Foni Kansala (14,238) Foni Bintang-Karenai (16,986) Foni Jarrol (7,010) Janjanbureh LGA Districts of Central River Division (previously the eastern half of the former Central River Division) Janjanbureh (3,988) Fulladu West (84,961) Niamina East (24,571) Niamina West (7,293) Niamina Dankunku (6,097) Kuntaur LGA (previously the western half of the former Central River Division) Lower Saloum (15,881) Upper Saloum (19,145) Nianija (10,175) Niani (29,478) Sami (24,429) Mansakonko LGA Districts of Lower River Division (previously the Lower River Division) Kiang Central (8,366) Kiang East (6,849) Kiang West (14,953) Jarra Central (8,437) Jarra East (16,551) Jarra West (27,205) Kerewan LGA Districts of North Bank Division (previously the North Bank Division) Lower Niumi (57,358) Upper Niumi (31,480) Jokadu (22,132) Central Baddibu (20,104) Illiasa (41,603) Lower Baddibu (18,030) Sabach Sanjal (30,347) Basse LGA Districts of Upper River Division (previously the Upper River Division) Kantora (38,784) Tumana (37,561) Basse Fulladu East (49,990) Jimara (43,460) Wuli West (22,546) Wuli East (23,691) Sandu (23,884) OLDLAD
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