Radio Cracker distributes 63,800 to deserving charities

Thursday, 23 March 2017

Radio Cracker distributes 63,800 to deserving charities thumbnailGordon Dawson, Chairman and Maureen Allen, Treasurer of Radio Cracker present a cheque to Norman Kennedy and Sammy Bittle of BREAD. GB12101D p7

RADIO Cracker has held its annual presentation of cheques to Third World charities.
A magnificent total of 63,800 was raised through the annual Christmas broadcasting initiative.
Charites helped include:
Bread for Kenya. Supply of rainwater tanks for the Tharaka people in Kenya. There are approximately 120.000 Tharaka people who are extremely poor, with many of them suffering from malnutrition and amoebic dysentery, the latter caused by drinking dirty water.
E3 Initiative. Start a chicken-rearing farm. The work will be part of the local mission of Truevine Community Church in St Pietermaritzburg and Harding in Kwa-Zulu-Natal, S. Africa. They hope to rear 1,500 chickens every 7 weeks and these will be sold at affordable prices. Presently, the locals have to travel 30 km to buy chicken meat. The farm will create 16 jobs for women as well as one for a night watchman.
EMMS Intl. In Chhatarpur, in Madhya Pradesh, one of India's poorest States, there are approximately 94 neonatal deaths per 1,000 live births! The figure for England and Wales is 2.8! The mortality rate for mothers, some as young as twelve, is 386 for every 100,000 births. In the UK, it is 8! One of the problems is that the local hospital, Christian Hospital Chhatarpur, does not have enough equipment. Last year we helped to fund the purchase of cradles, breathing machines and labour tables and beds. This year they EMMS Intl. want us to help fully meet the cost of all the equipment needed for the same department/hospital. This includes part of the cost of an ultrasound scanner and a solar water heater for the laundry room.
*Read the full story in this week's Ballymena Guardian.


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