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Weʼre raising £2,500 to Buy mattresses and mosquito nets, learning equipment, toys and clothes for the children in Nanyuki Orphanage

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After visiting a local orphanage whilst on holiday in Kenya, I was shocked to see the conditions these small children were living in, it's a far cry from even a poor life in this country.

Greeted by smiling, grubby faces you can't help but smile back even though you're trying to process the sight of the place, but the smell is what's hitting you, the overpowering smell of urine in the smallest, darkest concrete room that houses 7-10 children in with nothing but a change of clothes to their name in a cold metal chest. I asked why it smelt so badly and one of the older children replied with 'I am afraid to leave my bed at night'..... I immediately thought of the younger ones with not even a teddy, comfort blanket, nor a mothers love or hug, I can't stop crying. Then I find out they have to sleep on this sodden mattress every night after as they have no facility to clean this mattress and no money to buy even a mattress protector.

They also can't go to school, even the state schools which are free to attend require a child to have a school uniform, which they can't afford.

While walking around the orphanage talking to the local social worker she explains to me that the government funds this orphanage but funds are limited and these kids are the lucky ones!! We walk past the kitchen where the children are lined up along the wall with a cup each, waiting to get a cup full of what I can only describe as brown slop, it's their breakfast and when they get it it's quiet, they still smile.

After 30 minutes here I have decided I can't go home and do nothing, I have to help, bringing Mini rolls and lollies is a small plaster on a fatal wound, these babies need more so PLEASE PLEASE help me help them, for a few quid in the pot here will help ten fold in Kenya.

I am trying to get each child a comfortable mattress with protector, a mosquito net, age appropriate toys or teddies, blankets and more than a set of clothes each, shoes too. The older children desperately need cleaning and sanitary products as they reach adolescence, they have nothing but water, if you can't afford money and you have any shower products etc get them to me please and I'll send them over monthly.

There are around 50 children at this orphanage, around £50 each would change their lives completely, please help in ANY way you can.

I will update with pictures and videos when they get their first packages.

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  • Sarah Webber-Green20 days ago
    Sarah Webber-Green

    Sarah Webber-Green

    20 days ago

    Two more boxes ready to go today, full of toys and hygiene products so thank you to all of you who donated these items!!! We could do with shoes, sizes 3-7uk and more clothes would be fantastic Thanks again to everyone for supporting xxx

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  • Sarah Webber-Green2 months ago
    Sarah Webber-Green

    Sarah Webber-Green

    2 months ago

    First parcel of clothes has been sent, there’s boys and girls clothes aged 2-13 years so something for everyone Next parcel would like to put cleaning and sanitary products in and hopefully toys. Thank you all for your support xx

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Page last updated on: 8/4/2018 7:56 PM

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21

  • Michelle Ah sam

    Michelle Ah sam

    Aug 4, 2018

    £5.00

  • Donna

    Donna

    Jul 31, 2018

    Sorry it’s not much Xx

    £5.00

  • Dawn Atherton

    Dawn Atherton

    Jul 29, 2018

    I wish I could help more x

    £10.00

  • Anonymous

    Anonymous

    Jul 28, 2018

    Sarra and Marc sent me, hope this helps a little :)

    £10.00

  • Martina Reynolds

    Martina Reynolds

    Jul 14, 2018

    If everyone on the friends list would just donate £1 ..... Good luck x

    £50.00

  • Nikki Ashworth

    Nikki Ashworth

    Jul 14, 2018

    Such a lovely thing to do, wish I could donate more

    £5.00

  • Yvonne Holmes

    Yvonne Holmes

    Jul 11, 2018

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Sarah Webber-Green

Sarah Webber-Green

Wool, UK

I went on holiday to visit friends in Kenya and during this stay I saw the conditions these children were living in, I couldn't come home and do nothing...

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