Charity’s call to help sick children

Little girls with their feet in a bowl are having painful parasites removed.
Little girls with their feet in a bowl are having painful parasites removed.

A Morley charity helping sick children in Africa is organising a collection of unwanted clothes and goods this weekend.

The Funzi and Bodo Trust, which is working on developing medical clinics in Kenya, is hosting the collection at St Peter’s Church in Gildersome tomorrow (Saturday).

The Kenyan economy is suffering as a result of a drop in tourism to the area due to terrorism warnings, resulting in families in the country struggling to pay for food, medicine and other essentials.

Spare clothes, shoes, bags, belts, textiles, books and bric a brac are all welcome items which could be of use to the charity.

Charity founders Ashley and Sara Peatfield said: “You cannot turn sick children or their parents away. Equally there are elderly people desperate for help and families will travel miles to reach us. The pressure has driven our medicine bills sky high and every month we are short of what we need to pay for them.

“I know people from Morley and the surrounding areas want to help us.”