The tropics come to Wilmington

On a cold, dark even­ing in Novem­ber a group gathered in the Wilm­ing­ton vil­lage hall in East Sus­sex, Eng­land hop­ing to take off the chill with some tales of life in the trop­ics. Organ­ised by ex La Loma guest Sarah Humphreys and Michael Ann (ok, yes, Margaret’s proud dad and huge La Loma fan), the event fea­tured a talk on the evol­u­tion of La Loma with a par­tic­u­lar focus on the edu­ca­tional pro­grammes we run with the indi­gen­ous com­munity of Bahia Honda and our sis­ter organ­isa­tions Give and Surf and  Edu­ca­tion is Power. Baked goods were in abund­ance (thanks  Sarah), the wine flowed and by the end of the even­ing every­one felt a little warmer. Over £1000 was raised to sup­port devel­op­ment work in Bahia Honda with the bulk of the funds pledged to provide edu­ca­tional spon­sor­ships for a num­ber of girls in the community