African kids charity to open shop in Burnham-On-Sea High Street
former town centre leisure shop in Burnham-On-Sea is set to become
home to a charity.
High Street walking and camping supplies shop called 'A Walking
Company' shut in March, as we reported
Educate the Kids, a charity which provides schooling for children
in Kenya, has announced it is to open a charity shop at the premises
on Tuesday 2nd May for a few weeks. The shop will open daily.
England charity organiser Sue Stevens, who lives in Burnham, told
Burnham-On-Sea.com: "Educate the Kids has a strong local support
base, generated largely by successful tours to the area of The Singing
Children of Africa."
singing group from Jolaurabi School have visited the area on several
occasions and wowed audiences with their vibrant performances and
also visit schools to exchange cultural ideas and share their experiences
of how hard life is growing up in rural Africa. Local families have
welcomed the performers into their homes during these tours and
many have then gone on to sponsor a Kenyan childs education."
Sue added: "We are very grateful to the owners of the premises
for allowing us to generate much-needed funds over the next couple
of weeks. We hope that all of our many followers will find time
to visit the shop to grab themselves a bargain, whilst knowing that
their money will go directly to help with education at our schools."
will be something to appeal to everyone, young and old, so please
come along and see us. Many items are brand new, with labels still
attached, and others are all in clean sellable condition at knock
we are unable to take further donations of goods, we need people
to come along and purchase an item or two. Items range from designer
clothes, sports equipment, toys and gifts, to aids for the elderly."
For further information about the charity visit www.educatethekids.com.