Nan Goldie, mother of Carol and Jacquie, lived and worked in Nigeria during the 1940s and 1960s and did a huge amount to help the less fortunate communities around Port Harcourt, Lagos and Accra. After Nan’s death in 2018, Carol and Jacquie wanted to realise her wish of donating money to fund wells for those communities in need. They decided to host a vintage Garden Tea Party in Carol’s garden on Saturday, 22nd June 2019. (Jacquie had held a ‘practice run’ in Ballymoney, NI the previous week, which raised £350 towards the wells.)
The weather held and more than 90 people turned up, ate sandwiches, cakes and scones; drank copious cups of tea; were treated to Pimms and Prosecco; bought stacks of raffle tickets and emptied the Tombola stall. As a result of everyone’s generosity, including those who donated directly to Hope Spring Water through Facebook, a grand total of £1945 was raised.
We are so pleased and grateful to everyone who supported this project. Thank you from the bottom of our hearts and we are sure that our Mum would be smiling at the thought of the wells being constructed and used in her beloved Nigeria.

Nan Goldie in Nigeria

in the 1960s
Nan Goldie worked in Nigeria between 1946 and 1962.  The picture with Nan holding a baby was taken in a village near Port Harcourt, on the 20th of July 1961.
Hope Spring Water trustees, Katrin Gabriel and Temi Odurinde with a presentation cheque, showing donation from Nan Goldie’s family, for clean water projects in Nigeria.

“We are so pleased and grateful to everyone who supported this project. Thank you from the bottom of our hearts and we are sure that our Mum would be smiling at the thought of the wells being constructed and used in her beloved Nigeria.”
Carol and Jacquie.