UK Embassy team in Bajana Marathon


The charity run was organised by UK registered charity ‘Gambia Volunteers’ and featured a number of teams running 5km from Bessi village to Bajana village in the Foni Berefet district of West Coast Region.

UK Deputy Ambassador George Sherriff commented: “It was great to be invited to contribute to such a worthwhile and fun event and I’m extremely proud of all our team for taking time out on a Saturday and competing on what was a very hot day.  We may not have had podium finishes but all our team crossed the line in respectable positions and I’m thankful to them all.  I wish the ‘Gambia Volunteers’ charity all the best in raising funds for the nursery refurbishment and this organisation is another example of the fantastic charity links which bind the UK and The Gambia and which benefits communities and people all across The Gambia.”      

The UK Embassy said it was thanking its friends and colleagues at the US Embassy and US Peace Corps who helped bolster the event.



By Lamin Cham