Members of the Union of Catholic Mothers in Marylebone, central London, with some of their children, spent the day bag-packing in Sainsbury’s, Pimlico, to collect money for projects working with some of the world's poorest people in the Turkana desert region of north west Kenya.
‘NewWays’ is a UK registered charity founded in 1994 by Fr Albert Salvans, a Catholic priest working in London, with the aim of supporting development work in Africa, particularly basic nutrition, healthcare, agriculture, water infrastructure and education.
Ana Castro, one of the UCM Marylebone members, proposed the charity for sponsorship after seeing first-hand the dedication and love displayed by some of the New Ways fund-raisers.
For one day's bag-packing, the UCM raised £400 for a mother and baby centre in Turkana, Kenya, which is supported by the NewWays charity. This is the second time Marylebone UCM has bag-packed for charity; in 2010 the members raised nearly £500 for the Cardinal Hume Centre for the Homeless.
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For more information on New Ways see: http://www.newways.org.uk/