Thanks for taking the time to visit my JustGiving page!! Honestly, it means LOTS! Ive just completed the London Triathlon to try and raise as much funds for Larchfield and the orphans who are desperately in need!
Jim Berry; my father in law started this amazing charity a few years ago in Tanzania (where he was born) to home and school vulnerable orphans!
In addition to the Larchfield information below; please check out the latest photos of the work on site.
The website: Click here!
I couldn't raise funds in Dubai due to red tape so I've done 3 triathlons to raise some funds to help with this cause. This triathlomn was special in that i was able to enjoy some london views and not the industrial jebal ali in dubai!
The Larchfield Story
As a response to the desperate plight of Tanzanian children who have been abandoned by parents – either by reason of disease and death, divorce or other incapacity to maintain the family unit, a group of Tanzanian private citizens decided to register a children’s home and to call it, “Larchfield”, to serve as a happy, safe and secure environment for Tanzanian children who have no home. In 2011 Larchfield (as Larchfield Charity Organisation) (“Larchfield Tanzania”) was legally set up as an NGO [#00NG0/00005420] and acquired 11.5 acres of land at Mkuranga, (some 40 miles south of Dar-es-Salaam) where there are many disadvantaged children – the lucky ones are fostered with other families. With government and private sector encouragement the Larchfield Project began. The objective is to build and operate a purpose built children’s home, initially for 50 children, but phased to accommodate eventually up to 300. The project will also include a medical dispensary and a centre for vocational training in agriculture.
Larchfield (as Larchfield Tanzania Homes) has been independently set up in UK (“Larchfield Tanzania Homes”) and duly registered with the UK Charity Commission under number 1163227. As “Larchfield Children’s Home Foundation Inc.” it has received Tax exempt status under US IRC Section 501 (c) (3). All three Larchfields work together as one to deliver this project.
Phase 1 of the project is almost complete and the money will be used towards the following; Perimeter fencing for added security, rain damage prevention, covered walkway from building to toilets and then the operational costs to run the charity.
Larchfield will be designed and managed to provide a homely, safe haven for homeless children where, despite having begun their lives at a disadvantage, they can grow up to lead happy, responsible and caring lives and be a credit to the community they live in, inspiring others by their example.