Tuesday, 23 April 2013

Our soon to be Trustee has a very special day!

Seeds4Tanzania is delighted that Jacqui Weale will soon be  joining the team. Jacqui has been a supporter of SEEDS for some time and will be a great asset to the future development of projects.

On Sunday 20th April Jacqui and her husband celebrated their 20th wedding anniversary with a very special blessing service at All Saints Church, Orpington. The service was attended by 70 family and close friends and was followed by a  delicious  ' Champagne High Tea'.

Monday, 22 April 2013

She did it! Ran the Marathon in 5.22hrs - Arrived as fresh as a daisy

 London Marathon Sunday 21 April 2013 - What a fabulous day with perfect weather.

Left home 10am with husband feeling really excited to be joining the thousands of spectators at the London Marathon but most important to cheer on  Tracy Clark who was  running her first marathon and in  aid of SEEDS4Tanzania.
London was heaving with spectators and the atmosphere was electric. Really lucky to have a position by the road side in between Waterloo Bridge and Charing Cross almost next to Cleopatra's Needle. It was a treat to see the runners of various abilities but all with the same purpose - to complete the race.  Many charities were represented and some very moving stories told.
How thrilled we were to see Tracy approaching and looking so good. She ran a brilliant time and we are so grateful for all her efforts during training and completing the race.
                                         YOU ARE A STAR!!

Friday, 5 April 2013

London Marathon 21 April 2013 -' GO GO GO TRACY'

We are delighted to have Tracy Clark a local nurse running in the marathon to raise funds for SEEDS.  Tracy is running her first marathon and has been training for many months on her only day off from her demanding job as a nurse. She is also married with children so it is a huge committment.  Tracy said ' Its a great way to get fit now that I have reached the ripe old age of 40! SEEDS4Tanzania is a fantastic cause'. Tracy's family, friends and community including All Saints Church, Bark Hart Road, Orpington,Kent are all behind her.   SEEDS supporters will be there on the day to cheer her on. A BIG THANK YOU,TRACY, for your support and all the personal effort. If you would like to support Tracy please go to our donation page.


A big 'THANK YOU' to Hawes Down Infant School

On Thursday 28 March - Maundy Thursday in the Christian Calendar - the parents and pupils of Hawes Down Infant School,Hayes, Kent met at the Methodist Church for their end of term Spring Festival service. The parents and children have been supporting the SEEDS project. Parents  donated school uniforms no longer used by their children and the children searched through their colouring pencils, colouring books, reading books and soft toys to donate to the orphans in Chitemo and Nyhinila.
Mrs Duffin the headmistress invited myself and Rebecca (daughter and SEEDS secretary) to the service and also  gave me the opportunity to say thank you and speak for a short while about SEEDS.
 It was a pleasure to be with these little children and see them dressed up in the Easter crowns they had made and listen to their little voices singing songs about Spring time. As always on these occassions when watching and listening to such little innocent children it brought tears to the eyes of the guests. One  song was titled 'A tiny seed was sleeping' which I found appropriate having been invited to speak on SEEDS. Our charity started with the germ of an idea, a little seed, that has grown and taken root and with the help of others, like these little children it will continue to grow and flourish.
At the end of the service  a collection was taken,  the parents gave generously and the school donated the money to SEEDS.
This showing of love and caring for others was very appropriate to have happened on Maundy Thursday the day that Jesus commanded:
' And now I give you a new commandment: love one another. As I have loved you, so you must love one another.' John 13.34