Fundraiser supports Malawian school
Homemade soups, sandwiches, arts and crafts and homebakes drew an appreciative crowd to Chapel of Garioch Village Hall as £1500 was raised for charity.
The event was hosted by Famine Relief for Orphans in Malawi Scotland (FROM Scotland) and included a display of carvings from Malawi.
Catering for all tastes, soups included carrot and coriander, lentil, potato and leek and chicken.
Recent funds raised have gone towards the building of a hostel for country girls who want to attend school in the south-eastern African country.
The girls hostel at Mfera School in southern Malawi is now completed and is now open.
This facility will give 56 girls from outlying villages somewhere safe to stay during the school term, as most of these girls come from very poor families who cannot afford to pay for their daughter’s accommodation.
They will be able to stay in the hostel free of charge, allowing them to get an education which would otherwise be denied to them and unusually for Malawi, it even has flush toilets and showers.
The hostel cost £40,000 and without the support FROM receives locally, this would not have been possible.
Commenting, FROM Scotland’s Lewis Taylor said: “We are always grateful for the support of the local community, who turn out at our events every time.”