Supporting Orphans of Ebola
In 2015 we supported the charity Street Child, in their work in Sierra Leone and Liberia. We decided to raise funds for Street Child’s Girls Speak Out Appeal for children left orphaned following the devastating ebola outbreak. We held two events in December 2015. Firstly we held two sessions where members were able to enjoy seasonal refreshments whilst having a demonstration of how to make Christmas Garlands. Later in the month we spent two days bag packing at a local supermarket. Altogether we raised £725 and Street Child were able to take advantage of a Government scheme to match this funding – our donation therefore amounted to £1,450.00. This is the equivalent of sending 73 girls to school for a year!
For further information see www.street-child.co.uk