In Memory of Helena Green

  

In 2017 the daughter of Bridget and Leslie Green, and former Amani Centre volunteer, Helena Green died after a long-term illness. Helena's loss brought deep sadness to all who knew her and who had travelled with her to Tanzania. 


Helena opened up Amani Centre to the admiration and benevolent potential for her parents, the other Trustees and many others. Her memory has raised thousands of pounds and the Trustees would be grateful for continued donations to Amani Centre in her name.

Fundraising Update

  

Following a visit to Amani in May 2018 by FOAT Associate, Barbara Bristow, funds totalling over £4,000 given in memory of Helena Green were sent to Amani for the Helena Green Memorial Project. 

The project brings together the young disabled and their families from the Morogoro area, to raise awareness of care for those with intellectual disabilities and to develop entrepreneurial skills so that these families may be better able to support themselves. 

The below two photos show business projects that two of the groups have implemented – one making beautiful beaded bags to sell, and one making cakes.

A great success! London Marathon 2018 and looking to LM 2019

Thank you to Rachel, John and Graeme for running the 26.2 miles on a hot London Marathon for FOAT

   

In April 2018, FOAT was successful in being awarded a charity ballot place for the London Marathon. We contacted our supporters and found a runner and fundraiser – Graeme Fancourt - who was keen to run for Amani and complete his first marathon. 

Trustee Rachel Derry also completed the Marathon and along with partner, John Bullock, both running for Amani. It was incredible to have three Amani runners in such a prestigious event and between them raised over £5000. These funds have all gone towards continuing projects at Amani’s three sites and have supported their financial requirements and running costs.

  

We have been lucky enough to get another ballot place for the 2019 London Marathon! Watch this space....

City of Bristol College (COBC)

Barbara Bristow, a retired teacher has been supporting the Amani Centre for over six years.  In that time she has raised over £10,000 for the Amani Centre.  In 2015 she raised over £4,500 towards the tractor seen above.  The tractor has increased the income from agricultural projects considerably.  Last Year she raised over £2,000 utilising FOAT's Just Giving pages.  Barbara has helped FOAT in raising funds to start the school for the hearing impaired at Amani's vocational training centre at Mvomero.  Barbara makes regular visits to Tanzania and is planning her next visit  later this Summer.  In past years she has arranged for students from COBC to visit Amani and undertake  a number of useful projects.