Children are often referred to our Open Arms home in Mangochi when their family circumstances change. It can be a difficult time and often takes place during a crucial period of development. It’s important to act fast so that the impact can be minimised.
Even during a pandemic, we are continuously inspired by what our supporters do for fundraising events. Shona Laycock is one such supporter. She has found an adventurous way to raise money – a skydive. The 17-year-old pupil from Ripon Grammar School is hoping to raise over £1000 to support children in Malawi.
At Open Arms, you might have guessed; we’re big on family. When children come to us through various circumstances and reasons, they are welcomed with big smiles, provided with a lot of care and attention, and soon become part of the Open Arms team.
Together with Open Arms Infant Homes (OAIH), we’re committed to doing the best for every child and we have challenged ourselves over the last two years as to what adult life looks like for those older children within the family homes.
We’ve been dusting off our trainers, stretching our muscles, and warming up for the last few months, so all of us at Open Arms Malawi are excited to announce that the launch of our Miles for Malawi campaign has finally arrived!