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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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Celebrating Volunteers Week: A new nursery school

Celebrating Volunteers Week: A new nursery school

All the staff at the home did make me feel so welcome and helped me with anything I needed. All of them make you feel like a part of the Open Arms family in Mangochi and nothing is too much trouble.

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Celebrating Volunteers Week: Meet Andrea

Celebrating Volunteers Week: Meet Andrea

I met Neville and Rosemarie Bevis many years ago, when they moved to Malawi to take over the running of Open Arms. I was fascinated by the project they were about to undertake, and followed it closely through the local media. I promised myself I would go out to Open Arms when I retired.

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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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