The generosity of Oakham residents is set to benefit people in a small island in one of the world’s poorest countries.
A pre-Christmas sale by Likoma-Link Trust raised £917. Since setting up in 2000 it has raised £140,000 for residents of Likoma island, in Malawi.
The charity was set up by nurse Maggie McLester and her late husband engineer Brian, after they spent a year at the island’s St Peter’s hospital.
Recently the trust paid for 80 desks at Likoma’s Chipyala Secondary School.
Mrs McLester, secretary of the trust, which is supported by the Methodist Church, said: “Next we want to install solar panels at the school. I’d like to thank those who helped, donated and bought the items.” The sale was held at the Congregational Church Hall on Saturday.