Newbury charity celebrates reaching fundraising target

A former Berkshire school teacher who launched a charity to help poverty-struck children in West Africa, is celebrating reaching a fundraising target.

The money, raised among the community of Shaw in Newbury, is used to feed a thousand children a day in a district in north-west Ghana called 'Lawra'. The children they help, would otherwise go to school hungry.

The charity called Action Through Enterprise, also helps young people with disabilities, and enables adults in poor areas to set up their own sustainable businesses.

The organisation's Chief Executive, Sarah Gardner, says that every year the people in Lawra experience chronic food shortages. She says her charity, which recently held a ‘thank you’ event at St.Mary’s Church in Newbury, helps to feed children so families can live with dignity and respect.