We are hugely grateful to the army of supporters whose ingenuity, endurance and talents enable us to take on more projects in Malawi. Here are some of their success stories. Be inspired by a 12 year-old walker – “It was fun; the rain didn’t dampen our spirits and at the end I felt a better person.”
- The WALKERS
Ditchling Cubs – £575 for mosquito nets
Mare Way Group of Parishes – 4th Annual Walk ‘in the steps of Bishop Mackenzie’ from Gonville & Caius College Cambridge to Haslingfield – £655 towards the building of a new church at Magomero.
56 boarders from the Junior King’s School Canterbury walked on the North Kent coast from Tankerton to Minnis Bay raising £2040 for new hostels for the vision-impaired children who are boarders at Nkope Primary School.
- The RUNNERS
Rose Barton – half-marathons at Canterbury and Windsor in PB times and finishing with £555 for the new hostels for blind and low vision children at Nkope.
- The CYCLISTS
Anna and Nick Jane – 300 miles on the C2C Cycle route (Whitehaven-Tynemouth-Whitehaven) raised £1357.
Tradescant House, King’s School Canterbury – 4 spinning bikes, 52 boys and 8 staff, 2600kms in 24 hours and £7500 for bicycle ambulances for rural Health Centres.
Dan, Paul and Andy – 500 miles from West to East (Land’s End to Broadstairs) £3500 for mosquito nets.
Charlie Watson (aged 13) cycled with his Dad, from Penzance to Canterbury. 400 miles brought £400 towards building the Maternal Waiting Home at Lulanga.
- The KNITTERS
Northwick Park Inner Wheel – knitted jumpers for orphan children at the Crisis Centre, Lilongwe.
- The STALL HOLDERS
Headstone Brownie Packs – Painted glasses to buy uniforms for blind and low vision pupils an Nkope Primary School.
By running the Abbey Tea Room for a day and having a MACS notice board at Tewkesbury Roger Hodges raised funds for Nkope Health Centre.
Mare Way Group of Parishes made a collection of unwanted handbags and sold them at Harlton Fete raising £70 for Magomero church.
St Helen’s, Solihull – garden produce, jam, cakes, cards and books provided £625 for projects in Nkope.
- The MUSICIANS
Words and Music for Advent at Wingham Church organised by Annie Barton Hodges raised £625
‘Holy Is The True Light’ concert in Canterbury Cathedral Raised £740
A choral concert organised by Dan and Kristina Bartlette at Reepham Parish Church raised £983 for the building of a Maternity Waiting Home at Lulanga.
- The COOKS
‘Buy a cake in Break’ made by pupils of Mitchinson’s House at King’s School Canterbury – £335 for mosquito nets
- The RECYCLERS
Roger Hodges has collected thousands of pairs of spectacles, labelled each lens with its prescription and sent them to the Eye Clinic at St Luke’s Hospital Malosa.
- The SHOPPERS