For the year 2017/18, SAGF UK plan to support the Ghanaian Children’s Trust.

The charity was established in 2004 by Jean Edusei, County chairman of Newcastle Trefoil Guild, and her husband, to relieve poverty and distress among children and young adults who are orphans or destitute in Kumasi, Ghana.

Most of the children live at the King Jesus Charity Home in Boadi, Kumasi, which is a nongovernmental charity orphanage, strongly supported by Girlguiding Newcastle upon Tyne over the years. However as with all worthwhile projects the needs have expanded and now Jean finds the trust not only sending urgently needed funds to keep the home going, but also baby clothes and blankets for the local Maternity Hospital where many of the residents arrive from.

The Trust’s latest Newsletter tells of the urgent need for new mattresses for the home (£25 each), however food stocks are so low that needs must be prioritised and the mattresses will have to wait. Primary education is free, (but one boy was sent home from school because he had no shoes to wear), the Trust pays High School fees and now as the children grow and flourish - University fees as well.

The expenses for keeping everything running are endless.

Jean has access to a container which will transport goods to Ghana when full, wouldn’t it be wonderful if we could help to fill it with shoes, clothing, blankets and books for the children – boys and girls – ages from 0 to 18 years!

Donations of course are always needed too so please send cheques to our treasurer - Peter Short. 29, Chadderton Drive, Chapel House, Newcastle upon Tyne. NE5 1EL. Payable to ‘SAGF’ so that Peter can put them together and claim ‘Gift aid’ to increase the value.

If you have items of clothing to donate please send via Peter, myself or any of our Committee members who live around the UK.
Liz Aveston – Chairman, SAGF UK. Shrewsbury – 01743 359507 – This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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