Volunteers taking clothing to Kenya

Volunteers packing the clothing for Nakuru at Angels of the North's depot at the Tyne Tunnel Trading Estate.
Volunteers packing the clothing for Nakuru at Angels of the North's depot at the Tyne Tunnel Trading Estate.
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A group of volunteers from a borough food bank have taken 1,200 items of children’s clothing with them to two children’s homes in Kenya.

The team is led by Rev Alan Dickinson from The BAY Church, who is also chairman of The BAY Foodbank and vice-chairman of Whitley Bay-based umbrella charity Angels of the North.

The clothing includes 300 sets of school uniforms that were donated to the charity by Kings Priory Academy in Tynemouth.

The recipients of the clothing all attend the schools and a home called Restoration House for 135 orphans and vulnerable children.

The group will spend eight days in Nakuru where they will help with a feeding programme.