How are we helping?

Even during these strange times, there’s still a lot of good work going on in our Church!

Kazunzu

Update April 2021

Despite the fact that, due to covid, no volunteer trips took place to Kazunzu last year, work has continued on the site. The local labourers have been building the community centre and are in the process of putting the roof on to the building. The plan is then to start work on the school on the site. This will enable the children who are living at Kazunzu to attend a local school rather than having to walk a great distance to the nearest one.

Eight houses have been built and furnished and a total of 58 people, 37 of whom are children,are living in these eight houses. Rather than just a “Mama” as originally planned, each house hasa Mother and Father figure – some of the couples have children of their own who are living with them.

The two fish cages are in place and the tilapia (the local fish) are growing steadily. It is hoped they will be ready to be harvested in June or July. This will provide employment for the men living on site and help to make the project sustainable.

So although work hasn’t progressed as fast as originally envisaged, the work has continued andthe site is developing, albeit a little slower than expected.

Having raised funds to send a team of volunteers from the church and also raised over £7000 to furnish and equip the two houses we built, as well as raising £1270 for the project from the sale of calendars, we are keen to maintain our links with Kazunzu.

Wouldn’t it be great if we could send another team of volunteers from Trinity out to Kazunzu perhaps in 2023? If you are interested or would like more information, please speak to Robert Allan or Jean MacSween.

Kat’s Big Hair Chop!

Katrina says, “From the age of 8, I’ve always had long hair but never has it reached the length of the 82cm it is now. So I thought, what better time to donate my hair to the Little Princess Trust? This charity produces wigs for children undergoing radiotherapy, chemotherapy and other cancer treatments who have suffered from hair-loss due to the intensive treatment. It would mean so much if anyone could give what they can to this amazing charity. I hope to see you all soon with my new, hopefully stylish, shorter hair!”

Katrina is in our Youth Station and if you’d like to donate to her Just Giving page, please follow this link: www.justgiving.com/fundraising/katsbighairchop

 

Labelled with Love at Christmas

       

Did you know that we helped provide meals for families on Christmas Day?  20 bags full of food were handed over to Hallglen Community Pantry feeding 91 people!  Two meals were also provided via Hallglen Primary School. Thanks to your generosity and financial donations, we were also able to provide the Pantry with ten steak pies for New Year.

Labelled with Love is our new project and is constantly developing. It began in the summer of 2020 to help supply school clothing for families who are struggling to afford uniforms and has been very well received. We have also supplied winter jackets and footwear.

Requests are now being received for general clothing for specific children.  In order to meet these needs, we aim to provide good quality second hand clothing and new socks and pants, if available. If you have access to children’s clothes – from your children, grandchildren or nieces and nephews – would you be willing for someone to get in touch when requests come in?  You would be contacted when a need arises to ask if you can help.  This would hopefully reduce the need to store mountains of surplus clothing that may not be needed. Contact the Office if you can help.

If you would like to make a donation, then please use this safe link to do so.