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Preston charity raises £48,000 for the poor in Rwanda

Posted on - 6th February, 2024 - 1:00pm | Author - | Posted in - Campaigns, Charities, Education, Fulwood, People, Preston News, Proud Preston
Rwanda Group Trust receive updates from the groups they help. Pic: RGT
Rwanda Group Trust receive updates from the groups they help. Pic: RGT

Rwanda Group Trust, a Preston charity, raised over £48,000 last year to help the poor in Rwanda.

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The trust holds tabletop sales, takes donations and has fundraising events such as a keep fit class every Wednesday at St Anthony’s Church in Fulwood.

On 10 February they are holding another tabletop sale at St Anthony’s Annexe, with the hopes of raising money this year. In just four months of sales, their efforts came to around £1500 from the tabletop events alone.

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The trust, which was set up by late Preston teacher, Joe Bamber, give their donations to help provide education, shelter, food and healthcare in Rwanda.

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Joe Bamber’s family, daughters Judith and Clare, raised £13,000 to build a classroom in memory of their late father which began being built in January.

Clare, one of late Joe Bamber’s daughters. Pic: Blog Preston

They receive updates from the four groups they support in Rwanda – in Kigali, Cyangugu, Gikongoro and Nyundo.

In Cyangugu the group’s money helped 180 people with medical insurance, 24 children with school fees and meals, 20 families with food and clothing, 2 people with healthcare and 3 families with housing.

Alongside the updates, they receive messages of thanks.

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Father Fabian in Nyundo said: “Thank you for your support over the past year.

“In addition to regular instalments, you generously helped us during the floods in May. We never forget that.

“To close this year you send us an abundant instalment that came at the right time, a difficult time. Some people were very much in need and you relieved them, thank you.”

For more information, or to donate you can visit the Rwanda Group Trust’s website. 

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