Orphanage fundaising hits �18,477

A Bystock couple have raised �577 for a children’s orphanage in Africa at a sale of Christmas decorations made by Tanzanian women.

Marion Kohl, 60, and her husband Brian, 64, have set themselves a mission last autumn to raise the cash for the 14 toddlers and children cared for at the orphanage in Arusha, Tanzania.

They set themselves the task of raising �20,000 in 12 months, from October to October, and the cash raised at the event last week at the Elizabeth hall will help them upgrade the facilities including a nursery.

Now they have a total of �18,477 with two months to go - the project is funded by Devon-based Seeway Trust and relies on the generosity of fundraisers.

She said: “We were delighted to have raised �577.

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“Exmouth folk are very generous, as demonstrated by the amount raised so far.”

? A two-day 38-mile charity walk organised by Exmouth’s Quentin Jackson for the same charity takes place next month along the popular Coleridge Way, Exmoor.

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For further information telephone Quentin (evenings only) on 01395 274200.

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