A FETE and sponsored walk have banked over £1,000 for street children in war-torn Sierra Leone.
The fundraiser was held at Cubbington village hall and was organised by the Cotton Tree Children’s Trust set up by resident Rosemary Bidwell, who was moved by the devastation caused by the country’s civil war when she visited in 2003.
Rosemary used £10,000 of her own cash to set up the charity and resolved to devote the rest of her life to caring for orphaned and abandoned street children in Freetown, Sierra Leone’s capital.
Over the years Rosemary has raised thousands of pounds through donations, sponsorship, talks and fundraising events.
The fete on Saturday September 23 featured a raffle, cakes, sweets and a sponsored walk for youngsters.
A total of £1,257 was banked.
For more information about the charity visit cottontreechild.org