Wow! It's been a pretty busy month for us here at Starfish HQ. We sent another container to Malawi and were once again blown away by everyone's donations. High Commissioner's Golf Day - we had a fantastic time at the golf day on the 2nd November, with many wanting to know more about the work of Starfish Malawi. The London Beach Meal - we are really looking forward to our annual fundraising meal on the 22nd November. We will be joined by Emmanuel & Maryanne who are country directors of Starfish in Malawi. Some of you have asked if you can print our newsletter and the answer is YES! To make it easier for you, we have attached a PDF version of this newsletter at the bottom of the page. Here are just 3 stories we wanted to share with you this month...
Bedgebury Fundraising Walk
We had a marvellous walk in October in the Autumn sunshine at Bedgebury Pinetum and National Forest. Many thanks for those who came along and enabled us to raise nearly £800. The project that will benefit from this money will be our feeding programme for babies. Many new mothers are unable to feed their babies either due to ill health or in some cases, death. We have established a fund to provide formula milk to feed these babies. The cost of feeding one baby is £33 so with the money the walk has raised we can feed approx. 24 babies. Thank you so much!
We give praise to God that the Health Clinic now has the roof on. The interior walls have been rendered and floors laid. The next phase is to complete the interior and to equip the clinic. Recently we had a very generous donation of some medical equipment from two hospital foundations, one in Manchester and one in Holland. We were given four treatment beds for the consulting rooms, an array of crutches and walkers and specialist walking frames with straps and tables for children with disabilities. The equipment has gone on container that has just left the UK.