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It has been a year of change at Open Arms with our new Director Charlie McCaulder, new Administrator Helen Hinde and new Matron Rex Mbewe starting in Malawi. We’re also delighted to welcome Jasmine Leitao to our UK team to join Judith Rudolf as a Fundraiser and Claire Collins who started as Fundraising Manager at the end of last year.

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Eighth nursery school set to open this October

Eighth nursery school set to open this October

We’re delighted to announce that our eighth nursery school will be opening in October in the remote village of Mtsinje near Mangochi.

Set up in rural communities, our nursery schools provide a hot meal and a morning’s education for around 60 children. This helps prevent malnutrition, gives them a safe place to go and builds a good foundation for their education.

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Darley Mills Duck Race, 2.00pm Sunday 24th April

Darley Mills Duck Race, 2.00pm Sunday 24th April

This year the annual Darley Mills Duck Race is being held to raise funds for Open Arms. Tickets are £2 each and the prizes are 1st place £150, 2nd place £50, £3rd place £25.

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A Hole in One rounds off a perfect day for Open Arms

A Hole in One rounds off a perfect day for Open Arms

Open Arms’ second Golf Day on 8th May at Harrogate Golf Club, followed on the success of last years’ event with many teams returning for a second time. We were delighted to welcome teams from across the country including London and Manchester, all to take part in what has become a firm fixture in the…

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Pedalling for Bricks

Pedalling for Bricks

Charity bike ride from the Bowness in Windermere to Ashville College, Harrogate Sometime, in the depths of winter, a strange idea mutated into a charity bike ride to celebrate the school’s 75th anniversary move to the Lake District and a way to raise money for Open Arms. In a deserted car park in Bowness, at 5.30am…

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Ladies Clothes Swap & Shopping Event

Clear out your wardrobe and start saving all your clothes, handbags and other accessories that you no longer want, to swap for something fabulous! On  Monday 29th June from 7.30-10pm Ladies Clothes Swap and Shopping Event at Soothill Hall at Ashville College, Harrogate Tickets £10. WHAT IS A CLOTHES SWAP? Not a jumble sale! A way to swap clothes you…

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Harrogate’s Ashville College are organising a Fairtrade Fashion Show

Harrogate’s Ashville College are organising a Fairtrade Fashion Show

Sixth Form students from Harrogate’s Ashville College are organising a Fairtrade Fashion Show at the school on Saturday 28th February. A group of Sixth formers who will be travelling to Malawi later this year on their biannual trip to help with the Open Arms,  have organised a ‘Fairtrade Fashion show’. A group of students will…

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Ashville School Complete Fundraising Walk for Open Arms Malawi

Ashville School Complete Fundraising Walk for Open Arms Malawi

On 26th September more than 700 pupils from the Ashville Junior and Senior Schools completed a 20k fundraising walk for Open Arms Malawi and Action for Children. The last time it was completed, they raise over £17,000 for their chosen charities. Thank you to all who completed the walk! For more details, please read the…

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18 Nationalities – 1 Goal!

18 Nationalities – 1 Goal!

Just 800m from Open Arms Mangochi is Nansenga. Nansenga is a very poor village, with most of its inhabitants depending on fishing on nearby Lake Malawi. There are many children in Nansenga who do not have access to nursery education, and so with the help from DePuy Synthes, Johnson and Johnson, Verde Valley school in…

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