The Llanfyllin-based charity Dolen Ffermio, which helps communities in Eastern Uganda, received a donation of £1,000 from the Garden Open held recently at Bodfach Hall in Llanfyllin.
The donation was formally presented at the Llanfyllin Show on 13th August by Simon and Maggie Baynes of Bodfach Hall to Nick Christoforou, the Treasurer of Dolen Ffermio (please see attached photograph).
Dolen Ffermio (Farming Link) was established in 1991 to link communities on the Welsh borders with communities in Eastern Uganda. Based in Llanfyllin, the charity’s work in Uganda is mainly in remote rural areas of the Kamuli and Ngora districts. It is mainly focused on livestock improvement and they also support orphan projects, facilitate links between schools and promote environmental projects. More information can be seen on their website – www.dolen-ffermio.co.uk
Lorna Brown of Dolen Ffermio said:
“We are very grateful for this donation of £1,000 which will be extremely helpful in expanding our activities. In particular, we will use the funds to help develop a veterinary laboratory for our livestock projects as there are no such facilities to investigate disease in the areas in which we work.
We had a very successful stand at the Llanfyllin Show which attracted a great deal of interest from many of the 5,000 people who attended the event. It proved a very good way of spreading the word about Dolen Ffermio’s work in helping communities in Eastern Uganda”.
Simon Baynes said:
“We have been most impressed by Dolen Ffermio for many years and we are very pleased to have made this donation of £1,000. The team at Dolen Ffermio helped organise our Garden Open in June and we were able to boost the size of the donation thanks to a generous grant from the Cazenove Charitable Trust, run by the firm for whom I used to work. Maggie and I wish Dolen Ffermio every success in its vital work in Africa in the future”.
Photograph by Cordelia Weedon shows the formal presentation of the donation at the Llanfyllin Show on 13th August. The people in the photograph are (from left to right): Suzanne Kirkwood, Maria Appiah-Anane, Lorna Brown, Maggie Baynes, Simon Baynes, Nick Christoforou, Sam Appiah-Anane, Oxwell Sanpong, Ffion Storer Jones.
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