African kids charity opens shop in Burnham-On-Sea High Street
former town centre leisure shop in Burnham-On-Sea has re-opened
as a temporary Christmas charity shop.
the Kids, a Burnham charity that provides schooling for children
in Kenya, has opened in the High Street in place of a walking and
camping supplies shop that closed earlier this year.
charity shop - which was also open over the summer - is open at
the premises for two weeks until Saturday 2nd December and is selling
a wide range of festive goods.
daily from 9am-5pm, it's providing Christmas goods plus a tombola
England charity organiser Sue Stevens, who lives in Burnham and
is pictured below, told Burnham-On-Sea.com: "Educate the Kids
has a strong local support base, generated largely by successful
tours to the area of The Singing Children of Africa."
singing group from Jolaurabi School have visited the area on several
occasions and wowed audiences with their vibrant performances and
also visit schools to exchange cultural ideas and share their experiences
of how hard life is growing up in rural Africa. Local families have
welcomed the performers into their homes during these tours and
many have then gone on to sponsor a Kenyan childs education."
Sue added: "We have just returned from a trip to Kenya to see
the children - 11 of us went along and were so impressed by their
hope that all of our many followers will find time to visit the
shop to grab themselves a bargain, whilst knowing that their money
will go directly to help with education at our schools."
is something to appeal to everyone, young and old, so please come
along and see us. Many items are brand new, with labels still attached,
and others are all in clean sellable condition at knock down prices."
range from designer clothes, sports equipment, toys and gifts, to
aids for the elderly and a wide range of festive goods.
further information about the charity visit www.educatethekids.com.