The Trust is greatly indebted to all the people who may never go to Rwanda, but show their support in various ways. Mr Roy Fox of Bakewell, well in his 90s and a joiner by trade, makes bird/bat/dormouse nesting boxes which are sold to raise funds; Rita Hickin who has travelled to Rwanda in the past keeps us supplied with home-made tartan scarves which we sell; the ladies from Bakewell Methodist Church Keep Fit Group make regular donations; many volunteers help at the monthly Monday Café Rwanda in Bakewell Town Hall, 10am – 3pm – giving of both their time and home-made soup, cakes and scones. (dates for this year appear elsewhere on the website) – and many members of the public regularly visit the Café and help raise between £200/£300 profit each month. Just a few examples of the tremendous support we receive.
It is not our wish that people do something fantastic and raise thousands of pounds – although we would never refuse an offer – but just a small contribution here and there can make such a big difference and has helped to swell our fundraising total to within the region of £100,000 – which has truly changed so many lives in Rwanda.