A grandmother and three teenage girls from a Surrey church are among a team of eight who will be giving up their Christmas comforts to help street children in Sierra Leone.
Graham and Ruth Seldon, John Mills and his daughter Catherine, Peter Horder and his daughter Louise, Rebecca Meech and Laurence Brooks (right) from St Wilfrid’s Church, Horley will be joining four others from Mission Direct and St George’s Foundation who have long-term project links with street children in the West African country.
The team will be flying out on December 18 for 12 days to help build accommodation so that every year 100 children can be taken off the streets to receive medical attention and counselling and re-enter education.
An estimated 3,000 children live on the streets of the capital, Freetown with twice as many boys as girls. The St George’s Foundation focuses on the under-14s who are most vulnerable and have been orphaned as a result of the brutal civil war. Many have been abandoned after being used as young soldiers in the rebel army.
For more information write to: St Wilfrid’s Church (Sierra Leone), Horley Row, Horley, Surrey RH6 8DF.