Tadworth & Walton Overseas Aid Trust held its Annual Meeting on Saturday October 6th during which Chair Mike Fox announced that TWOAT had been able to send sufficient funds so that two school lunches each week could be provided to 150 children of refugees in a camp near the Myanmar (Burma) border with Thailand. TWOAT had started funding one lunch per week from June but so many of its supporters sent additional donations that two school lunches per week will now be started during November. For further details and pictures of the children visit www.TWOAT.org
Two speakers at the meeting, who were from projects supported by TWOAT, explained how some individual’s lives had been transformed by these projects. A health worker funded by TWOAT in Papua had trained other individuals who were now improving health across communities numbering literally tens of thousands of people. A Trade School supported by TWOAT in Tanzania had regularly taken in destitute orphans and given them genuinely life changing opportunities to develop skills in areas such as computing. The Annual Meeting itself generated contributions from supporters that will provide over £1,300 for TWOAT projects once Gift Aid has been added.
TWOAT’s next event will be a singalong charity film showing of “The Greatest Showman” generously provided by Curzon Cinema in the Riddell Hall Walton on Thursday November 8th. Doors will open at about 4.30pm with an adult admission charge of £7 to include tea and cake – concessionary prices for children and families. For more details contact Mike Fox on 01737 350452.