Friday, 13 December 2013

An amazing gift this Christmas

Since 2012 Joshua has been fortunate to receive funding from the Holy Trinity Church in Wimbledon. The first grant we received was through the Marian Esling Legacy Fund. This fund was set up after the church was left a sum of money in the Will of Marian Esling and Joshua was a lucky recipient of one of their first grants. The grant was for £4,345 and sponsored 40 children through a year of secondary education at the Joshua Secondary School in Malawi.

This year we were fortunate to receive a grant of £2,000 from the Tithe group at the church. This enabled us to continuing supporting students at the Joshua Secondary School, where over 140 vulnerable children and orphans now receive an education for free. I met 20 students who are currently sponsored thanks to this support from the church and with their help made a video to show our appreciation (above).

Students in class at Joshua Secondary School
So you can imagine my delight when I opened my e-mails this morning and discovered that once again the church is giving its support to this project, with another donation of £4,345 from the last round of the Marian Esling Legacy Grants. This money will ensure that we can continue to support some of the most vulnerable students through their secondary education.

As a small organisation Joshua relies on the incredible generosity of its supporters and we would like to take this opportunity to thank the whole congregation of Holy Trinity Church for their support.

Without it we simply wouldn't be able to help those most in need. But with your support we have, we are and we will continue to do so for years to come.

Thank you,

Heather Rayment, Joshua UK