April at The Kindu Trust

Last week in numbers 

40 children received hot meals at The Kindu Klub

12 children received a meal at Play Group

10 children used the Kindu library

15 families received parcels

12 home visits were made by the Sponsorship team

The Power of the Individual!

This month we would like to dedicate our blog to one of the Kindu Trust’s most important components: our supporters. As we have said many times, we would not exist if it wasn’t for the affection of those who believe in our mission. We would like to pay special thanks to one of our most dedicated supporters, David Dipple from Leicester. After visiting Ethiopia many times, David has become a fundraising champion for The Kindu Trust, rallying people from his community and showing what a great contribution a single person can make in spreading awareness. The following are some of the initiatives that took place in the last few weeks thanks to David’s dedication to the Kindu cause.

Hall Orchard Primary School Bake Sale!

Hall Orchard Primary School organised a cake sale in aid of The Kindu Trust on May Day. The day started with Miss Kirstie Price showing the children how to make cupcakes in the ‘Great Birtish Bake Off’ style. It was then David’s turn to talk to the children about the ingredients that make up the Hall Orchard cake: a kilo of kindness, a teaspoon of tenderness, a litre of love and a sprinkle of sunshine smiles. The children then went on to the playground to sell the cakes they had brought from home.



On that same day, England cricketer Tammy Beaumont visited the school to coach some cricket with Sam Shipley from Leicestershire County Cricket Club through the Chance to Shine scheme. Leicestershire cricket club caught onto David’s enthusiasm for fundraising and donated a signed bat to be auctioned for The Kindu Trust!



The cake sale was very successful and it raised over £250, while the bat raised £50!



Presentation on Gondar for the Barrow upon Soar Brownies

After visiting Gondar last March, David Dipple, Lucy Elms and Danielle Gudger were invited by Barrow upon Soar 1st brownies to give a presentation of their time in Ethiopia. The event was a great chance to introduce the brownies to the work of The Kindu Trust and explain what living in Ethiopia is like.


The evening began with an Ethiopian ‘fashion show’, during which the girls had a chance to wear a typical Ethiopian outfit. The fashion show was then followed by a talk where the brownies learnt about life in Gondar. They were particularly interested in the work of The Kindu Trust and organised a fundraising coffee morning on Saturday May 16 at the Methodist Church in Barrow upon Soar, raising £250!


A very successful fundraising month at The Kindu Trust!

Adding to all of these initiatives, The Kindu Trust held a successful fundraising campaign to send the Kindu Klub children on a trip to the Blue Nile Falls. Our supporters donated £664, well above our target of £300!

The trip will take place during the school holidays at a time when the children will see the Falls at its best! We will update you with photos and stories once the trip has happened so that you can see what your donations made possible!

The extra money means that The Kindu Trust will be able to fund the trip without affecting our reserve funds. Any money left over from this trip will be set aside for future trips or used to help families in unpredictable, emergency situations, as assessed by our local team. We would like to give special thanks to Hall Orchard School and Barrow Baptist Church for their fundraising and donations.

Once again, our supporters show us how generous they are and how far they appreciate the importance of these learning activities for the personal development of of all of our children!

From The Kindu Trust a great THANK YOU to each and everyone of you!

Feeling inspired? Check out our A-Z of Fundraising Ideas to get started
on your own fundraising activities!