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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Jasmine says goodbye to Malawi, but not forever!

Jasmine says goodbye to Malawi, but not forever!

We are delighted that Jasmine will be taking up a role within Open Arms’ Fundraising office in Harrogate from September, so we are fortunate not to be losing her completely. However, we know she will be greatly missed by Neville, her colleagues and the children alike, having played a fundamental role in the shaping and day-to-day running of the organisation for much of the past decade.

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Charlie Dawson leaves a lasting impression

Charlie Dawson leaves a lasting impression

The babies, toddlers and the foster children all so enjoyed Charlie’s friendly nature, as he rolled up his sleeves and got stuck into all the day-to-day activities; from feeding tiny babies their porridge to playing games with toddlers; and from to tutoring the older children in maths to sorting out and organising the cupboards.

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Three new arrivals + 1 more!

Three new arrivals + 1 more!

March the 8th was an eventful day, when the Social Welfare Department of Queen Elizabeth Central Hospital, Blantyre, delivered to us three tiny new babies.

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With Ezra back home, we look to the future

With Ezra back home, we look to the future

A heartfelt thanks to all who supported our #backEzra campaign. Whilst Ezra’s life may be shorter than we’d hoped, it will be happy and comfortable.

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Christmas Message from Malawi

Christmas Message from Malawi

The end of another year at Open Arms is fast approaching. An eventful year with many more ups than downs. The Homes continue to thrive with the increasing good-will that we receive from around the globe. The important and major contribution that the Harrogate fundraising office is making to the operation is something we are…

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Birthday girl, Thoko, in her new Blantyre home

Birthday girl, Thoko, in her new Blantyre home

It’s hard to believe that in July we’ll be celebrating Thoko’s 5th birthday, as it seems like only yesterday she first arrived at our doors. Thoko was brought to Open Arms as a tiny baby on the day she was born, having experienced a traumatic delivery during which she had sadly lost her mother. As…

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World Malaria Day

World Malaria Day

The Children from Open Arms regularly receive treatment at Blantyre’s Queen Elizabeth Central Hospital, for a range of illnesses including Malaria. This World Malaria Day  Louisa Pollock who is a consultant Pediatrician, gives us an insight into a typical day at the hospital and helps us to see why World Malaria Day is so important. “April 25th is…

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Malawi Floods Update

Malawi Floods Update

THANK YOU! With your help we have raised a fantastic £5979.20 through our emergency appeal. We can’t thank you enough. This is what we have been able to achieve with your donations; ·       Provide emergency lighting and bottled water when there was no water or electricity ·       Fix the damaged roof at Open Arms in…

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Thoko Moves To Blantyre

Thoko Moves To Blantyre

Thoko was brought to Open Arms Mangochi as a tiny baby on the day she was born, 16th July 2010, following a traumatic delivery. Sadly, Thoko’s mother didn’t survive, and complications during the birth meant Thoko herself experienced some damage to the area of the brain responsible for controlling muscles. Thoko was immediately given the…

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