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Happy birthday to us...

Community Action Trust is proudly celebrating its 6th anniversary this year. Despite the challenges faced over the past 6 years, we have remained steadfast in our commitment to serve and answer God's call. Each month, the team in Zimbabwe diligently deliver essential groceries and prescribed medication to vulnerable elderly individuals as well as mobility aids and where we can adult diapers .

We have recently established the Cherished Child program to support children with special needs. Additionally, the Cherished Child team has "adopted" a children's ward in Bulawayo, catering to 36 children with severe mental and physical challenges, and 70 more children are awaiting approval pending fundraising.

We continue with our annual events, which now include Mother's Day(Harare Zimbabwe ), Father's Day(Bulawayo Zimbabwe), and a Jamboree(Harare Zimbabwe). We are in awe of our Zimbabwean teams who, despite the hardships, manage to come together to successfully host these events. This year, the UK is hosting a fundraising golf day ( 13th July), with the plan of a Black Tie event to close the year. Our calender for 2025 will be a lot busier.

Our gratitude also goes out to all who respond to our campaigns and our small band of loyal donors who, without fail, support us come rain or shine. Considering we will now be supporting more than 200 families EVERY month we certainly have our work cut out for us.

This month we will be sending out a container to Zimbabwe , filled to the brim with wheelchairs, walkers, crutches, mattresses, exercise bicycles, specialised equipment for the 36 children as they require a different kind of support wheelchair, medical equipment, etc. Again thank you to all who rallied around us to help raise the funds to send this container. It took a while but we got there in the end.

Our basic feeding program will now amount to close to £2300 PER MONTH (this includes transport from S.A and in and around Zim) as well as urgent supplies for some who are not yet on our books ) with our medical bill sitting @ £350 per month sometimes more if there is an urgent need. I am sure you are able to work out our annual bill and considering we receive no help from grants or other major sources we truly need to give ourselves a pat on the back for soldiering on against all odds, sacrificing time and personal resources, and loving what we do. Last but by no means least a huge thank you to the pharmacy in Bulawayo who are so amazing. They provide all our prescribed medication mostly at cost and even 50% off for the more expensive ones. We could not continue our medical program without them. "Together we are Stronger " - Tracey Bell -Founder/Trustee )

(Community Action Trust -Registered charity Charities Commission UK 1183951

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