Tuesday 9th May 2017 is designated Fundraising Fancy Dress Day in the Shop to raise money for a village toilet in Kenya.
Shona and Karisha have committed to wear crazy costumes all day, and hope you will support their effort by sponsoring them. Be reassured you do not have to dress up to be a customer!
A couple of weeks ago a significant amount of money was stolen from the charity jar we kept on the counter by the till in the shop. The money was to buy a village toilet and wash basin for a village in Kenya.
During a visit from one of our wholesalers, Leah, Shona and Kerry heard about a group of women who work for Denur Crafts and their need for a toilet and wash area in their village.
Denur Crafts aims to create a way for unemployed mothers to work in their homes, earning sufficient income to send their children to school. The money they earn is used for school fees, food and a very basic standard of living. Fairtrade is helping them a lot, but their village does not have a toilet and has no way of funding one to be dug. When people, particularly women, have no access to a toilet not only does it have health implications it is also an issue of safety as women are vulnerable to attack when going into the bush to go to the toilet.
A toilet and sink will cost £550. We have raised £250 and so need a further £300. We were nearing our target but then money was stolen from our till area.
So Tuesday 9th May 2017 is designated Fancy Dress Day in the Shop! Shona and Karisha have committed to wear crazy costumes all day, and hope you will support their effort by sponsoring them. Be reassured you do not have to dress up to be a customer!
You can donate at the shop or you can go to our giving page here