If you're visiting this page you'll be aware that we're tying the knot in August 2018. Instead of asking for gifts, we'd rather you spent your pennies on coming to our wedding, and if you feel like spending more by making a donation to Tushinde Children's Trust on our behalf.
We became aware of Tushinde through Alex's dad, John, who is currently acting as a fundraising consultant/general provider of sage advice to the charity's founder, a friend of his. Tushinde provide case-by-case support to families living in extreme poverty in the Mathare slums of Nairobi, Kenya. Tushinde is now well established in Mathare and amongst other things sponsors children who would not otherwise be able to attend school, assists families in becoming financially independent and accessing medical care, and runs a daycare centre. This is vital work in a community where there is no social welfare safety net for very vulnerable children & families. For more about Tushinde's projects see http://tushinde.org.uk/.
Tushinde has low running costs and any donation can make a difference to the families it supports. We are very lucky to be able to provide our children with everything they need to thrive, but having done a bit of travelling we've learned that there are places where this is extremely different. John has been to Nairobi and seen Tushinde in action - the fact this has tempted him away from (semi) retirement is all the endorsement we need!
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