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The Commonwealth Girls Education Fund is delighted to be sponsoring a girl from Fiji for the first time in its history. 

The island, which is over 10,000 miles from London, is the furthest place in which the charity sends funds for girls' secondary education.

Thank you to the Fiji High Commission in London for its invaluable support of the CGEF.


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CCLEF Supporter Gary

Congratulations to supporter Gary Burns, who has participated in the British 10K London Run as a CCLEF runner four times in the last eight years, and was placed in the 2015 Just Giving’s top 1% of national fundraisers!

Join us this year - Contact Trustee and Run Co-ordinator Jagravi Upadhyay at for more information on becoming part of our team for the 2016 British 10K London Run which takes place in July 2016.

On 2 December 2015, the CCL Commonwealth Fair organisers welcomed guests to their traditional thank you party at Marlborough House in London.

This year's fair was another successful event and CCL President, Mrs Nalini Paranavitane presented our Hon Treasurer Ms Judith Fisher with a cheque from the CCL to the Education Fund for £8,000,  which included the proceeds of the raffle and the first stage payment from the 2015 CCL Commonwealth Fair profits.

CCL Fair cheque presentation to CCLEF

From left: CCL Hon.Treasurer, Mrs. Roxanne St Clair, CCL President Mrs Nalini Paranavitane, CGEF (formerly CCLEF) Hon Treasurer Ms Judith Fisher and Mr Eric Peake. 

IMG 4474CGEF  Trustee and President, and CCL Patron  Ms Louisa Service OBE addressing the guests present.

IMG 4481CCL guests with  CGEF Hon Treasurer Ms Judith Fisher (second from left) and CGEF Trustee and President, and  CCL Patron  Ms Louisa Service OBE (centre).