Early in 2013 an unusual delivery arrived at the Strachur store. It included 2 elephants, a horse, 2 motorbikes and a fire engine – all part of a complete set of playground equipment sent from Ballymena in Northern Ireland on its way to a school at Msongwe, just outside Mzuzu, Malawi.
On loading day Trustee Alan Laverock undertook to test some of the equipment – namely an orange elephant! The whole lot, including swings, see-saws and slides were loaded into the container.
Scroll forward 15 months, and Alan was reunited with his little orange friend in its new home in Malawi where it gives much enjoyment to the local children – and, we suspect, to Alan!!!