Elspeth Baeke, founder of SMILE MALAWI visits Vandyke
Sixth Form students were delighted recently when Elspeth Baeke, the founder of Smile Malawi, a charity that rescues vulnerable, orphaned children in Malawi and provides them with a home and education revisited Vandyke to give students an update on the work of the organisation.
Vandyke students have raised well over £20,000 in recent years to support the charity and Elspeth was astonished and delighted again with this year’s total of £3,018. Elspeth explained that the money Vandyke students had raised would fund the orphanage for a whole month!
Pictured are members of the Senior Student Team presenting the cheque to Elspeth.
Director of Sixth Form, Mr Downey, was full of praise for the students. “They worked so hard, planned so well and delivered some excellent fundraising events. To raise such a large amount of money in such a short period of time is a fantastic achievement. We are really proud of all of them.”