Posted by: tireecottage | June 17, 2010

Raven Charity

Members of the Tiree Workshop were given an interesting insight into the work of an Argyll-based charity by the co-founder when he visited the island recently.

Mr John Challis told the workshop group, which meets in the business centre each Friday, how eight containers of medical equipment, agricultural and other humanitarian aid are shipped to Malawi each year.

Accompanied by his wife Sue, Mr Challis thanked the workshop members for their support over the last few years. Mrs Challis, who helped set up the charity with her husband when they owned the post office at Struchur, Argyll, said that financial help from the Tiree group was appreciated. But, she said, the 10-inch high teddy bears knitted by the group were a “big hit” with the orphans in Malawi.“These children have nothing and the look on their faces when they are given one of the teddy bears is a delight to see.”

Fiona Maxwell thanked the couple, who run the Raven Charity from Struchur, on behalf of the group.

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