Author Archives: Louise Cole

Serval Kittens September Update

David Gridley, Chairman of the Tongole Foundation, spent some time in Malawi recently and was lucky enough to visit Lilongwe Wildlife Centre where Zira and Kovu are currently staying. They have grown so much and are heading in the right direction in regards to their behavior such as hunting birds...

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Serval Kittens August Update

The Kittens are still doing very well at the Wildlife Center. They are still being bottle fed but are also moving on to chicks and meat. Supervising a couple of Serval kittens may sound pretty straightforward, but they have super sharp claws and an ability to get themselves into all sorts of sticky situations. Servals are the fastest running cat other...

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Arsenal in the Community Awards 2013

On the 23rd July Louise, David G & David C were invited to an awards ceremony at the Woolwich Suite at Arsenal Stadium. We arrived at 3.00 and took our seats for a 3.30 start. Tom Watt presented the awards ceremony and special guests included football legends Charlie George and Tony...

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The Harlem Shake!

Here it is! The Harlem Shake – which proved to be a HUGE success! Watch the video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8kvCOZjfdHM Please feel free to share the link! Thank You to Jeremy for filming it, and to everyone who took part!

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Serval Kittens May Update

Now, after 2 weeks, they are flourishing and have already doubled in size! Kovu, Zira’s brother, is a real little scamp and thinks he is one of Africa’s BIG cats! Together they have started exploring the World around them , safe in the knowledge that they are being cared for...

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Bowling Fundraising Event

We held a Bowling event on Sunday 7th July 2013 to raise funds for the Tongole Foundation. We raised a fantastic £1,000! We had provisionally booked just 12 lanes but after so many people interested in the event, we managed to book all lanes and had over 100 people attend!...

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Goudhurst Hall Presentation

On the 22nd May, we held a presentation at Goudhurst Village Hall about the Tongole Foundation. We raised an amazing £524.46 for the Foundation and cannot hank everybody enough for their kind help and support!

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The Kent Messenger

After our presentation at Goudhurst Village Hall, the Kent Messenger put the above piece in the paper about our orphan Serval Kittens. We were unable to get the online link, so have had to make do with the above picture.

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The Daily Telegraph

A truly inspirational piece in The Daily Telegraph Newspaper by Nigel Richardson featuring The Tongole Foundation. Definitely worth a read! http://www.telegraph.co.uk/travel/destinations/africaandindianocean/malawi/9899907/Malawi-Tongole-a-place-of-passion-and-hope.html

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Official Classroom Opening!

Over a year ago, Mwalawatongole School had over 800 learners, over half of which used to learn under trees and in a temporary shelter because the school had only four permanent classrooms. Absenteeism of the learners was at its peak especially in the rainy and cold seasons when persistent rains,...

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