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Fundraiser for Malawi unearths Bracebridge connection (

In a remarkable coincidence, two local students who plan on working at a Malawi orphanage this summer also discovered its long-standing connection with Bracebridge. Friends Noelle Griffioen and Nicole Watkinson spent Saturday, June 23 raising funds for the charitable trip this summer through a special barbecue at McMaster’s Meat Shop on Highway 118. The two have paid for the trip already, but were collecting more money to help the Village of Hope Orphanage in Lilongwe, Malawi…Read More

Birthday parties become a time to give to Zambian orphanage (Langley Times)

Devon Chescoe, 10, has held an annual fundraiser for the Village of Hope in Zambia since he was four years old. At the age of four, he thought about whether the children at the Village of Hope got a turkey dinner for Christmas. He thought that his family should have a party to raise money, so that they too could enjoy a Christmas dinner. Each December, his fundraiser has grown larger and his friends and their families have continued to be very supportive of his efforts.  This month, Devon and his family will be travelling to Zambia. He will be running a soccer camp for the children…Read More

Young philanthropist helps African children (

Grayson Burrows’ voice is small, barely audible when she talks about why she wanted to help the Canadian charity Villages of Hope Africa, but the unselfish kindness in the 10-year-old’s heart is heard loud and clear.
On April 17, shortly after a talk from Parry Sounders Gay and Elizabeth Norrie, who now live in Zimbabwe, Africa, the William Beatty student began brainstorming with her mother on a ways she could raise money to help the project…Read More