Just one phone call from Kevin to his dear sister Marie in Co. Tyrone, N.Ireland – “yes we could do with some clothes for the children when the orphanage is up & running next year” – did we realise the impact this would have on the people around Dromore, Omagh & Garrison.

Marie, another sister Rosemary & niece Donna started the ball rolling, the result was about 120 bags of children clothes, footwear & toys arriving in Bolton via Leeds delivered free of charge by Euro Auctions in Dromore. You name it, we have it, babygros, dresses, football kits, shorts, t-shirts & trainers, the children in the Good Life Orphanage will definitely be the best dressed along the North Mombasa Coast.

Thankfully Marie’s house is now back to its former glory, no bags of children’s clothes in the rooms; Roisin, Fionnghuala, Anton & Sinead enjoyed sorting & packing all the clothes. These clothes will make such a difference in the orphanage, an old second hand pair of trainers is about £2.00 in Kenya, so we have about three years supply of clothes for children from birth to 16 years old thanks to the goodwill of the people of County Tyrone & Fermanagh.

It took about four weeks to sort all the clothes when they arrived in Bolton, all the winter and adults clothes have been given to Cornerstones which is a local charity helping the homeless around the area & the Missionaries of Charities who help local people and have a orphanage in Romania, so every piece of clothing has gone to good use. The remaining clothes (boxes & boxes) will now go to The Good Life Orphanage in Kikambala over then next twelve months.

Thanks to everyone involved especially, Marie, Rosemary & Donna – Puddleducks Playgroup, Clanabogan & Tummery Primary School, Dromore.

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