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some of you may know that a couple of years ago, a friend of mine from CH, Lucy Caslon (Col A - 1992-1999) started a charity, Msizi Africa. (http://www.msiziafrica.org.uk/)
From the website:
Msizi Africa is a personal response to the experience of our Trustees who have travelled through Africa and spent time with AIDS orphans and seen that in spite of poverty, disease, abuse and neglect, the situation is far from hopeless.
Nutritious food helps our children develop healthily. It enables them to concentrate at school and benefit from an education to get them out of the poverty trap, rather than having to skip school to find food for their next meal.
We started feeding 50 children and in a short space of time saw healthier, stronger children as a result - but in contrast to the joy at seeing the improvement in these children's lives, we felt for the countless children in Africa with nobody to help.
We decided to help as many of these as we could - Msizi means 'helper' in Zulu, a language commonly spoken in the countries we work in - and we are now delighted to be 'helper' to almost 1,250 children.
Lucy has just come back from a trip to Lesotho where one of the orphanages that she is involved with is. The weather is very cold (snow in Africa!) and the kids have very little in the way of warm clothing etc. She is trying to raise enough money for some cold weather supplies - if you can donate something, then please do - the address is: