For me, it started, rather unglamorously, in Sainsbury’s in Bath in 2007, packing up people’s shopping into those bright orange bags. The next year I arrived in Blantyre on a three week trip with Kingswood School.
In 2007 I made my first trip with my daughter, and in July I will return for my eighth visit. Each time it is like going home. I am always amazed at the country which has so much poverty but is so rich in its warmth and generosity to mankind.
We are a lively, dynamic team who support essential services for orphaned babies and vulnerable children in Malawi. As a small Charity, we rely on volunteers so that we can make donations go as far as possible.
A team of volunteers from across the UK have been working with the children of Open Arms over the summer months. On top of the many bottles of milk given to the babies, and the hours spent with the children during playtimes, they have organised special events for the children in our Foster Houses. Some volunteers had teaching backgrounds and brought together fun activities around the themes of the Olympics and the Lake of Stars music festival.