Make & Grow Community Fair at Holy Trinity Church on 15 October 2011 to help The Tumaini Fund maintain boreholes in drought areas

October 10th, 2011 by Tumaini Fund

The ‘Make & Grow Community Fair’ at the Holy Trinity Church, St Peter Port begins at 10 am on Saturday, 15 October 2011. The Fair will help The Tumaini Fund, which is a Guernsey charity that helps up to 5,000 villagers in Kagera, Tanzania.

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The Fair will sell home-grown and homemade crafts to raise money to maintain and repair 11 boreholes.

Romanian glass, African baskets and jewellery, jams, marmalades, and cakes are just a few of the items on offer, including home grown vegetables from the Caritas Community Project.

Sue Le Friec, organiser of the event, and children and community worker for Holy Trinity Church,  said “We have various homemade crafts which will be unique to the event because members of the congregation, who usually make for only family and friends, will be contributing.”

“Some items on sale will have a very local feel, whereas others will have a more global taste. It is a great opportunity for our community to come together to raise much-needed funds for The Tumaini project,” said Mrs Le Friec.

Children’s activities will take place, such as face painting, cake decorating, learning a craft and cress planting.

The Holy Trinity Café will serve drinks and homemade cakes.

Entry to this event is free-of-charge.  Parking will be available at Sir Charles Frossard House.

A flag day is also being held to raise funds for the cause.  Volunteers will be outside Marks & Spencer in St Martin and L’Islet, Forest Stores, B&Q, Alliance, Iceland in St Martin, St Peter’s Food Hall, and the St Martin’s Channel Islands Co-operative.

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The Tumaini Fund supports approximately 13,000 orphans through the network of one hundred parish workers and ten social workers, and continues to provide much-needed aid to alleviate the suffering of AIDS widows and orphans in Kagera.

Climate change has affected Kagera.  The two rainy seasons have become less predictable. Repeated droughts have brought times of famine.

The Tumaini Fund responded in 2007 with a twelve bore-hole project and continues to survey and plan new bore-holes in vulnerable areas.

 

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