It’s difficult to imagine what life would be like for many children in an African country such as Zambia – sometimes going through a day with only one meal, walking to fetch water from a bore hole for the family, having to work instead of going to school, owning only one pair of shoes and being separated from your siblings when your parents die.
We want to say an enormous thank you to all of the students at Cronulla High School in Sydney, Australia for taking the time to imagine, for coming together in mufti clothes and raise money to show their support in wanting to make a difference to the lives of children in Zambia. We are so very grateful to you for the compassion you have shown. Thanks especially to the Student Representative Council and Jill Montgomery for coordinating the Mufti Day. You can be assured that the money raised will be a great contribution to our work with the children.
Tonight and tomorrow, St Phil’s Anglican Church in Caringbah, Sydney Australia will be holding a ladies fashion sale in support of the Livingstone Anglican Children’s Project and another children’s project in Burma. This is a fantastic, yearly event, with loads of good bargains to be found and we are thankful that St Phil’s have taken the children of Livingstone into their hearts this year.
Thank you to Kylie Francesconi and other members of St Phil’s church for putting so much love, effort and enthusiasm into coordinating this wonderful fundraising event for the children we work with and to everyone who supports LACP through this sale.
Julie visited us in Livingstone last year before she headed back to Wales and we took the opportunity to show her around the place, take her to a meeting with our Community Child Labour Committee Members and then show her the reality on the ground at Ngwenya Quarry where many children in our Combating Child Labour programme were working crushing stones. So moved was Julie by the sight of this quarry and all it contained and represented, that when she decided to climb Mt Kilimanjaro, the Livingstone Anglican Children’s Project was her charity of choice for fundraising.
So please, take a look at Julie’s blog site – she has a few entries there already, but she will be updating it on their progress up the mountain each day and sending photos to the blog via her mobile. Isn’t technology amazing? Even climbing Africa’s highest mountain you can blog!
If you would like to support Julie with your good wishes then you can leave a comment on her blog site. If you would like to sponsor Julie’s trek in support of the Livingstone Anglican Children’s Project, then please get in touch with us and we can send you the details.
We’d like to thank Julie enormously for her kindness, compassion and motivation to make a difference in the lives of the disadvantaged children of Livingstone.
We wish her good luck, safe travels and loads of fun!