I am always aware that my work is possible because of my God-given gifts – this is something I never take for granted, and so I believe there is time for giving back. I also believe we are always in the right place at the right time.
During the past 34 years there have been times when I have been brought into contact with people who are charity workers and I have been able to give my time to help them raise money, usually by doing a demonstration, the monies being donated to whatever charity they supported.
There has been money allocated from every seminar I have organized to a charity – my friends and co-workers have been able to help fund-raising for a hospice in Blackpool, for a children’s hospital in Manchester, for individuals needing help, and more recently for poor people and children in Kenya.
Hundreds of pounds was also raised and given to someone to take to the Gambia – we wanted to support the education of children there – we wanted to pay for the full education of children – sadly we had to withdraw our support.
Individually we can do a little to help – collectively we help many people – wherever there is a need.
My enthusiasm for fund-raising brings its own rewards – many friends have offered not only their support and money but also their own gifts – mediums, healers, psychics, disc jockeys, comedians etc., etc., and one or two friends have given CD’s they have created and books they have written. MY THANKS TO YOU ALL!
AND NOW TO THE FUTURE:
For the foreseeable future we will be using all fund-raising money to educate our two Kenyan girls, our Spiritual family - they lost both parents and their little brother died and their parents families cannot afford to help them. One girl is now in Secondary school and the other will shortly go to University, thanks to all the money we have raised. This year their fees are being paid,uniform,books,accommodation and food being provided.
Each year I go to visit friends in Nairobi, paying my own expenses, and will continue to make sure our charity money is spent correctly at all times.
My Thanks to everyone who has supported us.
It is not the amount of money that is raised that is important – so many times people have said “it is so important to know people are thinking of us” – the support is equally important.
Over the past years here are some other donations we have been able to make.
|Education and care for children in Malawi||£1836|
|Glasses for albino children in Malawi||£100|
|Education for Kenyan girls||£2097|
|The Kenyan girls education has been paid for the next 2 years - the younger one for school,the older one for College.|
|Eyes for East Africa||£120|
|Nancy Crookes Charity||£100|
|Education for Malawi||£1708|
|Susan Shaw Fund||£200|
|Education and support for Kenyan people||£1641|
|Education and support for Kenyan people||£2597|
|Eyes for East Africa||£670|
|Syrian refugees in Greece||£460|
|Eyes for East Africa||£130|
|Ministers Bursary Fund||£30|
|Malawi Food Crisis||£100|
|Sept||For Kenyan people||£236|
|April||Education for Kenyan orphan||£500|
|Feb||Dental treatment for Kenyan lady||£950|
|Feb||Education for orphaned girl||£85|
|Feb||Nancy Ellen Crooks Lanterns, Kenya||£56|
|Feb||Eyes for East Africa||£250|
|March||Donna's Dream House||£150|
|April||Brian House Hospice||£50|
|April||Nancy Ellen Crooks Lanterns, Kenya||£64|
|Nov||Eyes for East Africa||£195|
|Nov||Dental Treatment for Kenyan Lady||£200|
|Nov||Nancy Ellen Crooks Lanterns, Kenya||£200|
|Nov||Christmas food for needy lady||£200|
|A Soldiers Journey||£300|
|Rotary Club for Polio Research||£110|
|Eyes for East Africa||£150|
|Donna's Dream House||£40|
|Blackburn SNU Church||£60|
|Mary's Meals, Africa||£85|
|2009-2010||Justine Hargreaves Trust Fund.|
|2009||Eyes For East Africa||£1265|
|2007 - 2009||Justine Hargreaves Trust Fund||£9,033.65|
|2007 - 2009||Eyes For East Africa||£1,500|