More children will receive regular meals, medicines, vaccines and nursery education – thanks to £1000 awarded to CRE exhibitor Starfish Malawi.
The financial boost is part of fellow exhibitor Ecclesiastical’s Movement for Good awards, through which £1m is being given to 500 charities this summer.
Starfish Malawi will use the award to fund their Glad Tidings Orphan Care project, which provides day care for 400 orphans and vulnerable children in the rural Ngolowindo district of Salima. The community faces inadequate levels of income, fragile food security and a lack of education and investment.
Starfish Malawi was one more than 7,000 charities nominated by an amazing 98,000 members of the public.
Peter Bell, head of fundraising and marketing at Starfish Malawi, said: ‘I am delighted and overjoyed to receive this amazing award. It is going to make such a difference to the children. Starfish Malawi is a Christian organisation seeking to make a difference in education, vocational training and health awareness by helping to build the Kingdom of God in their lives. Many thanks to Ecclesiastical and to all those who have made this possible.’
Mark Hews, group chief executive at Ecclesiastical, said: ‘As a company whose purpose is to contribute to the greater good of society, charitable giving is at the heart of our business. We know that £1,000 can make a huge difference to the incredible work that charities do and we’re looking forward to seeing how this financial boost will change lives for the better.’
• Starfish Malawi are on stand FC30 at CRE National 2019
• Ecclesiastical Insurance are on stand S149 at CRE National 2019