It’s always a busy day in our Blantyre kitchen

It’s always a busy day in our Blantyre kitchen

There are big bowls of the maize and soya porridge for the toddlers and small bowls for the babies over six months. Some of these are enriched with a peanut butter supplement or eggs for babies who need extra care.

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Can you help?

Can you help?

Open Arms is looking for a volunteer to help with book keeping. We are a small charity with big plans for the future. And as we grow our so does the administration that supports us!

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Keep on peddling and more …

Keep on peddling and more …

We now have 18 people signed up and preparing for an epic 365km cycle ride across Malawi in September to raise funds for Open Arms. In addition to training for this huge challenge, they have been holding and planning fundraising events on the run up.

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Open Arms in Harrogate

Open Arms in Harrogate

Support our fundraising events in 2017 with our Quiz Night in Harrogate, Golf day and Shopping Event!

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A typical day for our Blantyre Administrator

A typical day for our Blantyre Administrator

There’s usually a couple of babies that are awake and in their bouncy chairs and I love stopping for a little chat with them, and then having a quiet peep in the nurseries at the littles ones still sleeping peacefully.

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When bed bugs really do bite!

When bed bugs really do bite!

Harrogate house has recently experienced the nightmare of bed bugs first hand! As you can imagine with a busy home full of very curious children, making sure these bed bugs were completely gone was a challenge and a half for our staff.

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A panoramic view and a selfie with a snake!

A panoramic view and a selfie with a snake!

The Easter holidays saw Norman, Eric, Wilson, Moses and Atupele enjoying a well-earned break together as Norman and Eric returned from their school for a couple of weeks.

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Brew up for Open Arms Malawi!

Brew up for Open Arms Malawi!

We spoke to Ian Temple this month, who has a wealth of fundraising experience and has taken part in over 200 coffee mornings and events at his local church.

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Support from 15 year old Cameron allows Boyce to return to the heart of his family

Support from 15 year old Cameron allows Boyce to return to the heart of his family

Boyce came to Open Arms in November 2011. He arrived at just 6 months old and had lost his mother, contacted chicken pox and was only a gram or two above his birth weight. His father, who lived in a rural village 60km from Blantyre, sought help because he, like many other subsistence farming families, was struggling to cope financially and had three older children to care for.

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A special little boy

A special little boy

Whilst his health and heart condition is unpredictable, his move up to Harrogate House shows that he has moved past the baby stage and is ready to learn new things and lead a normal life.

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