CHARITY EVENT IN CRIEFF RAISES £937 FOR KENYAN SCHOOL
A charity event at the Stenhouse Gallery & Café in Crieff last week (August 5th) has raised £937 for a school in Kenya.
The Aquinoe Learning Centre is a primary school in Kitale, 200 miles North West of Nairobi, with over 200 pupils, many with special needs.
Among items on sale at the event were fashion bags made by Crieff resident Tina Panton, who is a trustee of the registered charity which supports the school. Beautiful bouquets of orchids were donated by regular supporter Hugh.
Annie and Colin Stenhouse, owners of the Stenhouse Gallery & Café donated a proportion of jewellery sales to the charity, and provided refreshments.
Tina, of Skye Crescent, said: “We would like to thank everyone who gave so generously, and in particular Annie and Colin who kindly made their facilities available for the event. It was a huge success and the £937 raised will make a tremendous difference to the lives of children at the school.”
Her sister and fellow trustee Jean Thompson said: “There are some exciting plans in the pipeline including a library, replacement dormitories and classrooms. We are really grateful for all the support.”
Tina and Jean, along with co-trustee Linda Baverstock, are looking forward to visiting the school again next May when they will see all the latest developments for themselves.
Meanwhile, donations and support are always welcome.
Full details of the school and the support provided by the charity can be found at www.aquinoe.org.
Charlie with tee-shirt advertising the charity
Some of the bags on sale
The lads are happy with their purchases