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Many people at St John's, St Leonard's, St Paul's and Holy Trinity churches; Seaford College, Southbourne Infants, and Philip Howard schools are enjoying sponsoring children and teachers at YACAN and YASAH.

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Elodie Matlock, aged 8, (Front left in picture) from Chidham Primary School raised money for BEATS by making and selling cakes. YACAN used the money to buy all the children an ice cream treat (photo - right). Well done, Elodie - it is certainly hot enough in Indonesia to enjoy ice cream in November!

Ty Bourne, aged 9, raised over £240 by taking part in a Mud Run on the 14th October. He wanted to raise money so that the YACAN children could have Christmas presents. Well done, Ty!


Anthony Freeman organised an Art sale at St Paul's Church, Chichester on 22nd September in aid of BEATS. The sale was of his own work and also that of Roger Clark and Lucy Swales. Many thanks to those who came; BEATS received a total of just under £600 as a result. Fantastic! Big thanks to everyone who helped and especially Anthony for organising it. (Painting 60cm x 45cm on the right still available for purchase - donation; Isaiah 40:31 on wing)

Martin and Julie Fair used the occasion of Martin's 60th birthday as a fundraising event for BEATS and raised over £1,600. Thank you both so much and everybody who donated - well done. Love the hat!

Benedict Loveless (15) raised a fantastic £510 for BEATS in sponsorship when he took part in the London to Brighton cycle ride on 17th July. Well done, Benedict!

Mrs Gina Shadrack has donated money to BEATS so that YACAN could buy new T-shirts for the children and staff. They chose red so that it is easy to spot the children when they are on an outing.

St Richards's Hospital, Chichester Carol, Michelle and Jane, the 3 midwives here, are supporting Ingati, one of the students who is studying to be a midwife. They organised a cake sale on 5th May 2017, The Day of the Midwife, raising £200 for BEATS.


St Stephen's Church, North Mundham and St Leodegar's Church, Hunston knitted approximately 50 soft toys for the children at YACAN children's home. Steve, Jane and Naomi Everard took them out when they visited the projects in April 2017. Right - Some of the children at YACAN with these lovely gifts.

Southbourne Lions donated a selection of fun toys for the children, which were taken out to Indonesia in April 2017. On the right Hemat and Merlinus can be seen playing with them.

Bosham Youth Group (BYG) held a sleepover on the 24th March in Holy Trinity Church Bosham, raising over £400 for two Indonesian students who are going to train to be mechanics. The pictures alongside show some of the BYG children when Sarah Page (BEATS' Chair) visited them and talked to them about the work of BEATS.

Year 2 at College Park Infant School, Portsmouth are partnering with Class 2 at YASAH. The partnership will enable children in both schools to learn about life in a different country, and also the children will be able to write to one other. The YASAH Year 2 class can be seen on the right.

Bosham Primary School held their own Olympics day in 2016 raising funds for BEATS

Ark Dickens Primary Academy, Portsmouth have provided YASAH with some sports kits and teaching aids, which were taken out to them in April 2016. Left and below some of the children can be seen wearing the new strip, and on the right one of the classes with the new resources.

A Dentist from Southbourne provided enough toothbrushes for all of the children at YACAN and YASAH. That's over 200 toothbrushes! A really practical gift that makes so much difference. Pictured on the right are the children at YACAN.

The Sydney and Phyllis Goldberg Memorial Trust provided funding through BEATS towards these new science and computer laboratories. These will enable the preparation of some of the older students for university; BEATS are looking for more sponsors to help these aspiring individuals to realise their potential, see the Sponsor a Child page. Right: Head of Chemistry, Dartin Tarigan, receives some of the equipment from Sarah Page.

Southbourne Infants School donated some educational clocks and other educational resources for the YASAH Key Stage 1 children. The photo shows the Kindergarten and Year 1 classes and teachers in the playground with the items which were taken to the school Easter 2015 - there are more pictures on the YASAH page.

Note: BEATS will always strive to ensure that donations are used as requested, but reserve the right to allocate them elsewhere should circumstances dictate.

Regular supporters of BEATS:

St John's Church, Southbourne, West Sussex. Visit: St John's Church Southbourne

Seaford Prep School, Seaford College, Nr Petworth, West Sussex. Visit: Seaford College Prep School

St Leonard's Church, Horsham, West Sussex. Visit: St Leonard's Church Horsham

Holy Trinity Church, Bosham, West Sussex. Visit: Holy Trinity Church Bosham

Southbourne Infant School, Southbourne, West Sussex. Visit: Southbourne Infant School

St Paul's Church, Chichester, West Sussex. Visit: St Paul's Church Chichester

Chidham Parochial Primary School, West Sussex. Visit: Chidham Primary School

St Stephen's Church, North Mundham, West Sussex. Visit: St Stephen's Church, N. Mundham

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