THREE local charities came together in the Easter School holidays to help make a difference in young peoples’ lives by hosting a week-long charity sale.
NECTAR (North East Care Through Aid & Renewal), Barnardos and the Harvest Community Church got together to help raise money for needy children.
The Harvest Community Church loaned their Centre for the week of the sale and also served refreshments.
The proceeds from the refreshments were spent on starter packs for the young adults (16+) under Barnardo’s care who need help to get set up in their own accommodation and just last week, items sufficient to make up 5 starter packs were delivered to the Barnardo’s HQ in Inverurie.
NECTAR raised money from the sale to be distributed amongst all the various charitable causes they undertake. Their motto is ‘Caring at Home and Abroad’.
They conduct a lot of needy work in Ghana and specifically work with a rural village high up in the hills north of Accra, the capital, where education, health and welfare have dramatically improved.
They also work in the city itself amongst premature baby hospital units, street children and other church-led projects.
NECTAR would like to thank all those who helped in any way during the week, especially Harvest Community Church.
It was a very successful venture and, who knows, may well be repeated during the Easter school holidays next year as well.