Fundraisers determined to improve plight of Kenyan children set out stall in Letchworth bank

Carole Cooper, Kathleen Turnbull & Christine Wheatley from Rehoboth Childrens Project with Barclays

Carole Cooper, Kathleen Turnbull & Christine Wheatley from Rehoboth Childrens Project with Barclays Bank branch manager David Walker - Credit: Archant

A loyal team of fundraisers who are determined to improve the plight of Kenyan children set out their stall in a Letchworth bank on Tuesday.

Volunteers for the Rehoboth Children’s Project – which works to educate, feed and home orphans in the African country – were on hand to talk to visitors to Barclays Bank about their fundraising in the community.

The group – asked by the bank to put a stall up after making a payment to the charity – manned a display table with home-made jams and a variety of Kenyan items.

Christine Wheatley, who also serves at King’s Community Church with her husband rev David Wheatley, said: “There have been awful uprisings in Kenya over the past 10 years and there are many orphans in the country.

“The land is rich in resources, but there is a corrupt government.

“What is great about the project is that every penny raised goes straight towards helping the children – there is no middle man.

“We have made huge strides with the children over there receiving education and support.”