Tuesday 29 November 2011

Big thanks!

A big thanks to Giovani di Gesu and Gerard McCabe for their extremely generous donations of £100 each. The money will make a huge difference to the kids and we can't thank you enough.

Sunday 27 November 2011

Many thanks to Philofaxy!

Many thanks to the good folks at Philofaxy, who have asked people who are advertising on their site to give a donation to Chimwemwe in lieu of payment for the advert. This enormous generosity has raised well over £250 in the last few months, with especial thanks going to Giovani di Gesu and Gerard McCabe.
Many thanks for your support!

Tuesday 18 October 2011

Mac in the UK!

Mac is in the UK, fundraising, meeting donors and friends and hopefully not freezing to death! He has just arrived in Scotland to stay with Amanda.

Friday 30 September 2011

Grant from Kitchen Table Charities Trust

We are delighted to report that the Kitchen Table Charities Trust's Grants Committee has approved a grant of £6,500 towards the cost of building a rehabilitation and training centre for orphans and other vulnerable children at Manasseh Township,  Blantyre.

In a letter to Mac Nkhutabasa, Brian Donaldson (the Chairman of the KTCT Grants Committee) said," John Humphrys founded the Kitchen Table Charities Trust to help small charities like yours that succeed in transforming people's lives with very little money.  It gives us at KTCT pride and satisfaction to be able to support the work of the Chimwemwe Children's Centre,  and we wish you and your colleagues every possible success with this project and all your future activities."

The grant will enable Chimwemwe Children's Centre to commence building before the Malawian wet season.

Friday 15 July 2011

Rotary boat trip raises £380

Many, many thanks to Dennis and the Howe of Fife Rotary Club for another very generous donation!

Dennis Beattie organised a boat trip from his house, up the Tay to Perth and back, followed by drinks and a buffet meal. He would not accept any contributions towards the day, but there was a bucket put out for donations. Dennis very kindly asked for the donations to be given to Chimwemwe and Amanda Fleet accepted the money on Tuesday from the club.

The support that the Rotary of the Howe of Fife give is enormous and we can never thank you enough.

Wednesday 22 June 2011

Just back!

I'm just back from Malawi and have had a fabulous (albeit tiring) time out there.

So, what's new?

Well, the hope is that we will be able to take over a building previously used by another charity group that worked with children (but which seems to have folded) to be able to house the children who are still on the streets. With any luck, they will be able to move into this building by the start of July.

We are also trying to put together budgets to get funding to build our own centre and are hopeful that we will be able to make a start on that before the end of the Malawian winter (UK summer).

More detailed updates soon!

Saturday 12 February 2011

Army Cadets Raise £250

The Royal Signals (Kinross) Detachment of the Black Watch Army Cadet Force has raised the magnificent sum of £250 for Chimwemwe. Pictured below are some of the detachment presenting a cheque to Amanda on Thursday 10th February, 2011.

We are all enormously grateful for the continued support that the cadets are giving. A big thankyou from all of us at Chimwemwe!