Supporting the young people of Mozambique to enable them to make a sustainable living and support their communities
Registered Charity Number 1154635
The coronavirus pandemic restrictions severely impacted our 2020 events schedule
To see how you can still help us raise money
for supporting our young friends in Mozambique please visit our donate page
2020 was a difficult year for fundraising and we were limited to the remarkably successful Lockdown T4Thomas plus contributions from regular donors and various online based funding systems.
Hopefully, the actions taken by the government and the development and distribution of vaccines should result in more opportunities in 2021 to reach out to our regular supporters as well as new ones to generate more funds for our vital work in Mozambique.
Rust and Stardust and the Head and staff of Orford and Bawdsey Schools worked hard to ensure that, subject to COVID rules, the Thomas Marshall Education Fund collaboration with puppet company Rust & Stardust and Orford and Bawdsey schools to present their re-scheduled project on Friday 9th July in Orford Church would still go ahead. Unfortunately COVID guidelines made it impossible to include the Bawdsey children in the production. A full report can be found here.
Our traditional T4Thomas Garden Party is usually scheduled for early June to coincide with Thomas’ birthday but that would have been before the date set in the Prime Minister’s roadmap for easing the restrictions on large events and performances. We, therefore, set a date of Sunday 1st August to welcome everyone back to the lovely garden at Chantry Cottage. We had a great response to our invitation and exceeded our expectations. For a report on the event visit the NEWS page.
Fumble in the Jumble was scheduled for the first Saturday in August last year, but we have set a target date of Saturday 23rd October during half-term this year for the opportunity to ferret out bargains at this top quality bric a brac sale. St. Bartholomew's Church is the venue.
Later in the year we hope to welcome the return of Leiston's Band of the Royal British Legion to St Bartholomew's Church on Sunday 12th December at 3.00pm and the St Bartholomew's Church Christmas Bazaar.
We look forward to welcoming friends, old and new, to these events.