Terrorist threat causes crisis for Morley charity

Ashley Peatfield with just one little boy that has been helped by the charity.

Ashley Peatfield with just one little boy that has been helped by the charity.

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A Morley charity working with sick African children is sending out an urgent appeal for unwanted clothes, shoes and other items.

The Funzi and Bodo Trust is asking local people to help it treat large numbers of people turning up at its two medical clinics in Kenya.

Children who use the clinic have painful parasites removed by soaking their feet.

Children who use the clinic have painful parasites removed by soaking their feet.

The surge in numbers is due to tourists not visiting Kenya amid warnings of terrorism. In coastal areas people rely on tourism to earn small amounts of money to feed their families.Hotels are closing and jobs are being lost, which makes medicine and medical care beyond the pocket of many people. The Morley charity’s clinics are their only hope.

Charity founders Ashley and Sara Peatfield, said: “You cannot turn sick children or their parents away. Equally there are elderly people desperate for help and families will travel miles to reach us. The pressure has driven our medicine bills sky high and every month we are short of what we need to pay for them.

“I know people in Morley and surrounding areas will want to help us.“

They are organising a collection of unwanted clothes, shoes, bags, belts, textiles, books and bric a brac to raise funds at St Peter’s Church, Gildersome on Saturday October 11. If people need collection they can call 0113 2526513. Children from both local schools will sing at 11am.

Clothes donated to the charity will be sold to raise funds.