Spa Evening for Open Arms

Spa Evening for Open Arms

In aid of Open Arms Malawi, Richmond House School is holding a Pamper Evening at Bliss Spa on Otley Road, on Tuesday 14 June 2016.   You, your friends and family are invited to be pampered by experts, and will have exclusive use of Bliss Spa between 4pm and 8pm. All treatments will be at…

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Volunteers Story: Rebecca Clough

Volunteers Story: Rebecca Clough

I visited to Malawi for three weeks in August. My first week was a wonderful week of volunteering at Open Arms in Blantyre. I can say that those three weeks were the most memorable and absolutely fantastic time of my life so far. I had never been to Africa before, and (ignoring the cliché!) loved every second.

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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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The First Graduates from Primary School

The First Graduates from Primary School

A whole new chapter begins at Open Arms this summer, as we proudly watched the first of our children complete their primary education. We are delighted to say that Norman, from Rose’s House, and Eric from Tsekwe  have passed their entrance exams into Malawi’s top Secondary School, Kamuzu Academy! Kamuzu Academy was established by the first President of Malawi…

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Mercy’s new freedom

Mercy’s new freedom

Thirteen years ago, when two month old Mercy arrived at Open Arms with her twin brother, Blessings, it was discovered that one of her legs had a congenital defect and had to be amputated just below the knee. This didn’t stop Mercy from developing into a healthy, happy and inquisitive  little girl. When the twins were two years old their aunt asked to…

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Back to school…

Back to school…

Summer is a time for fun and relaxation for the children in our foster homes. With schools closed, the children get to spend more time playing together and enjoying trips out with their friends, or with the volunteers who visit us each year. This  summer, the boys from Rose’s House enjoyed a trip up Mount…

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