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SOS Africa Charity Shop Celebrates 1 Year in Business and 161 Years of School Tuition Raised!
28 Apr 2014
Today we are celebrating the one year anniversary of the SOS Africa Charity Shop in Shepton Mallet. It has been an amazing year, with some incredible highs for us here at the shop, from the increase of our SOS family to 15 shop volunteers and the recent announcement of our latest fundraising venture “The Glastonbury Festival Pyramid Stage Abseil”.
When we opened the shop, known to many as “Aladdin’s Cave” or “The Shop with the Giraffe,” our original intention was to raise enough money to fund the equivalent of 100 years of school tuition for our SOS Africa children. We have in fact smashed that total, raising enough money to pay for 161 years of tuition for our children! This is due in part to the hard work and dedication of our volunteers: Ann, Shelli, Matt, Chris, Bridgette, Lucy, Lucy, Gill, Linda, Val, Neil, Anne, Hannah Alice and Keely, and over 500 loyal donors, who help to keep the shop supplied with good quality sellable stock. Because of all these wonderful people our small charity is now able to help fund the education and care of 30 children in Mafeking and the Western Cape and hopefully many more in the future.
A big thank you to everyone including our shop volunteers, loyal donors and our patient postman!
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