More than £40,000 has been donated to a shipping company in Cornwall to help send vital provisions to an orphanage in Sierra Leone in time for Christmas.
A&P Falmouth started the appeal two weeks ago.
Later volunteers from Shelterbox and RNAS Culdrose will be packing up boxes to send to Africa.
Life has been hard in the West African country since war broke out and prices have risen. The situation is made even harder since the outbreak of ebola in March.
An eight-year-old boy is helping a charity in Cornwall collect aid to be shipped to ebola-hit West Africa
A ship from a West African country hit by the deadly Ebola virus will be docking in Falmouth next month.