Felsted flower arranging show for Send a Cow

PUBLISHED: 11:03 28 November 2010

Christine Middleton arranging the flowers

Christine Middleton arranging the flowers

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A CHARITY has received £400 from one of their volunteer ambassadors after her flower arranging show in Felsted.

Christine Middleton raised the sum for Send a Cow during the Christmas is Coming fete at the United Reformed Church on November 18.

In between arrangements another ambassador, Jean Brown, spoke of the work Send a Cow has done over the past 22 years; by giving farmers in Africa a “hand up rather than a hand out.”

The charity provides training in agricultural systems which integrate crops and livestock in order to help poor rural farmers to feed their families. All the money raised is going to the Lesotho Appeal.

The Isle of Man Overseas Aid Committee has been so impressed by the work of Send a Cow over the years that they have agreed to provide £190,000 to the Lesotho appeal over the next three years providing the charity can match the sum, which they are on course to do despite the infancy of the agreement.

This summer send a cow was able to graduate 900 families meaning they no longer need the help of the charity in looking after their farms.

For more information visit www.sendacow.org.uk/lesotho

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