Every year, Beyond Borders makes the long trip to Haiti to stay and work with a school in a little village over the Christmas period. Maureen has been working with the same group of children for numerous years and has supplied them with essentials for living as well as helping to ensure the children are up to date with their education. A qualified nursery nurse in england, Maureen has an extensive knowledge of early years education and uses this knowledge to strengthen the lives of those in some of the poorest situations and does all of this by saving up throughout the year to fund her trip.
MollyQueen is sponsoring Beyond Borders this year and hoping to make this trip even more memorable. We are going to fill a suitcase with clothes, school materials, learning resources and lots more for the project, including some toys! We are raising money at our Marvellous market to pay for the baggage fee. We have a suitcase donation point at the market and Maureen will be there to show her photographs, talk about the children and tell us about the work she does.
Our total so far, which we raised at the last market, will only pay for a third of the suitcase to get there, which we dont think is enough. So we are asking you to give generously for this amazing cause. Pop along to the market and meet Maureen between 11.30 and 2.00pm on Sunday 25th September, and pop a few pennies in the suitcase.
Scroll down for more info on the market itself.
Just to drive home the comparison between our children's lives and those of the children in Haiti, i've included these photographs of much loved and cherished toys.
How much do we take for granted without even realising it?