Church of England Diocese of Chester Witton Otherwise Northwich St. Helen

Church Coffee Morning a great success

15 Nov 2021, 8 p.m.
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On Saturday 13th November St Helen’s Church hosted a coffee morning to raise funds for Under The Mango Tree.

Under The Mango Tree is a Northwich based charity that works to support a school which serves a poor rural area in Kenya.

On the day volunteers worked together with great team spirit giving so generously of their time, their talents and their treasure and a wonderful total of £647 was raised. During the evening an additional £220 was donated to the charity.

These funds will help give children a good education and a better start in life.

The charity is called Under The Mango Tree because in year 2000 this school started with children gathering under the shade of a mango tree as they had no buildings at all.

The "Under the Mango Tree" cake in the picture is a Victoria sponge with a topping made with mango juice and a flling which includes chopped mangoes.

If you look under the mango tree you can imagine the youngest pupils using the lettered blocks to learn their alphabet, others reading thier copy of the Bible and an older student writing in her pink exercise book.

www.underthemangotree.org.uk