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WEST IN THE COMMUNITY

FROM SCOTLAND TO MALAWI

July 2023

Changing Lives Malawi received their first shipment of West Group Technical Service’s pre-loved workwear, originally from Workwear Express and is now being used by young people in Malawi.

The reward for us comes from seeing our pre-loved, great-quality workware continuing to offer protection in any weather! We will continue to partner and support with Changing Lives Malawi any way we can.

Development Manager, Sarah Black wrote:

Levison and his helpers arrived back safely yesterday afternoon from Ekwendeni with all the boxes and parcels. Boxes will be opened over the next few weeks and a bit at a time. The first box to be opened contained workwear that had been kindly donated by West Group Technical Services. They replace clothes for their staff each year and asked us if we could make use of their preloved uniform.

Members of staff and apprentices were delighted to receive a polo shirt each today with the West Group logo. There are still sweatshirts and fleeces that will be given out when the weather is a bit cooler. We would like to thank West Group Technical Services for their generosity and for partnering with us in this way to make a difference to the young people we are helping to support.

Most of the young apprentices we help to support are helping care for the goats and crops. Jean is becoming competent at sewing and cooking and Loveness supports the preschool children in the nursery and also coaches team sports. Soon, some of these young people will be helping on the project to bring clean water from the health centre to Chambo Primary School. Anold is Levison’s right hand man and supervises the apprentices and other young people who are learning how to grow crops.

West Group Technical Services are a growing, well-respected electrical contractor based in central Scotland and their website link is https://www.westgrouptechnical.co.uk

Thank you again for supporting our young people, Jack Lyon and the team.

More about the charity - Changing Lives Malawi
"We are a U.K. charity supporting The William Stewart Foundation in Northern Malawi and Sarah Black is our Lead Trustee and our Development Manager. We are also able to raise funds for others with small, stand alone projects at the discretion of our trustees. As the charity is run by volunteers no funding is spent on salaries.

We are based in Central Scotland and our aim is to raise funds and awareness for the Foundation in Malawi. The people supported by the Foundation, in Ibuluma, a village in the far north of Malawi, are living in such poverty that they need a helping hand. Our aim, and theirs, is for the community to work towards self-sufficiency. Please do get in touch, via the contact page, if you would like more information about our work, would like a visit to your school or organisation or would like to get involved. Together we are changing lives."

Find out more > changinglivesmalawi.com

A group of people in Malawi
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