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Friday, 3 February 2017

Schools across Merton, Kingston, London and Surrey ‘Have a Heart’ for children in Kibera, Kenya


Children from 20 schools across Merton, Kingston, London and Surrey are selling handcrafted hearts from Kenya.

The Valentine’s Day treats will raise money to feed orphaned and vulnerable children living in the Kibera Slum, in Nairobi.

4 000 soapstone hearts are due to be sold as part of an on-going commitment to support the Lunchbowl network, based in Merton.

All the money raised will towards providing hot meals for children in the East African country.

“We are so grateful for the amazing support we receive from the schools in this area, many who have been helping raise money and learning about Lunchbowl since the charity began 10 years ago. The charity is all about children so it is fitting that the children’s involvement, through schools in this area, is at the centre of many of our fundraising events and means that we are bringing up the next generation believing that they can make a difference to the huge problem of poverty – one child, £1 at a time”, says Heidi Gomes, New Malden, founding trustee of The Lunchbowl Network.
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