At the beginning of July, a team from Toni & Guy in Oswestry lead a sponsored walk up the Llanberis path to summit Snowdon, the walk was in conjunction of the Hairdressers of Toni and Guy who wished to raise funds for The Charlotte Hartey Foundation. The team did an amazing job, raising £490 in total.
Students receive donation towards trip of a lifetime
Students from The Marches School, Oswestry and Sir John Talbot’s School, Whitchurch will be going on a life-changing expedition to Greece next year. The trip scheduled to take place during the summer holiday of 2020, will see students embark on a twelve-day expedition that will incorporate a very busy itinerary. Students will spend four days working at a conservation centre with Archelon, Τhe Sea Turtle Protection Society of Greece.
The expedition will also see students camping and kayaking around the Greek coastline. The trip has been designed to develop the students as young adults, improving their key skills such as communication, problem-solving and leadership, as well as teaching them to travel safely and have an in-depth understanding of other cultures. We have donated towards the trip and on Monday 3rd June the students visited our office in Oswestry, where they were greeted by sponsor Karl Hartey to accept the generous cheque, which was gratefully received by the students. Mr Hartey, commented: “Charlotte had the opportunity to enjoy a vast range of exciting trips. The Charlotte Hartey Foundation supports worthwhile causes and provides children with the opportunity to step beyond Oswestry and experience the world. This, in turn, helps young people to grow as individuals, equipping them with life skills to have successful futures”.
3 weeks in Cairo
Holly Jones from Hengoed, but currently studying at university in Loughborough, is part of Weston Rhyn Church and occasionally plays the keyboard on the worship team. Holly was planning a 3 week outreach trip in Egypt for the beginning of July, working with refugees, orphans and disabled children, in schools and centres doing creative arts, sport, and music as well as helping with relief and development projects. The Charlotte Hartey Foundation was thrilled to be able to support such a lovely cause, donating £500 towards the trip.
The donation secured Holly’s trip and she was able to spend 3 weeks in Cairo working with Sudanese refugees doing a variety of things. She taught each day at the summer programme of a school in the refugee's slum area, through drama, crafts and games. Subjects included English, first aid and personal hygiene. On several afternoons, she cleaned the floors and repainted the walls in the school. In addition, Holly distributed aid to a number of families including clothes and "wash bag" items that she had taken out with her. With the help of the school teachers she also identified a family in desperate need and through a crisis appeal was able to refurbish and furnish their house with basic necessities including running water, electricity, beds, toilet and a fridge, together with providing for their everyday needs in terms of food, clothes and hygiene items, the support for which will continue for at least the next 12 months.