The Raven Trust provides practical, direct support to needy communities in Malawi, East Africa.
On a very wet, windy and cold Saturday afternoon, friends of the Raven Trust gathered in the Strachur Memorial Hall to help us celebrate the 100th container which will be sent to Malawi in the New Year. Unfortunately many friends were unable to attend due to the weather which was pretty bad, even for the west of Scotland! Reports on the latest work by the Raven Trust were given by John Challis and Alan Laverock (Raven Trust directors) and Annibale Coia – one of the dentists with the Smileawi team. A report of Focus on Malawi’s work (eye care specialist team) was also given by John as Sue and John Kevan had to cancel their visit. Sue Challis wound up the afternoon with a report on Raven Trust plans for the next couple of years.
We also had our film premiere of “Changed Lives.” though no red carpets were in evidence – presumably another casualty of the inclement weather! The afternoon was brought to a close with prayers led by Rev Robin MacKenzie, minister of Strachur and Strathlachlan
To all those who braved the elements to come to Strachur and to the many more who were with us in spirit – thank you. Without you there would BE no Raven Trust