Hikers giving a helping hand to Malawi project

Noreen Davies Hikers and Bikers charity presentation October 2013
Noreen Davies Hikers and Bikers charity presentation October 2013

A charity group made up of members from the Motherwell and Bellshill areas has launched a new campaign for a project in Malawi.

The Noreen Davies Hikers & Bikers was set up 26 years ago and organises an annual sponsored cycle in Millport, with buses leaving from Bellshill and Uddingston.

For the last seven years the Hikers & Bikers have supported the school feeding programme at the John Bande Foundation School in Blantyre, Malawi, whereby the children are given a daily meal in a place of education.

But they recently discovered that the school has been severely damaged during excavation for a new motorway, leaving the building in a highly dangerous state with a 12 foot drop to the new motorway below.

This school is community based with the teachers being paid by the parents, and the P1 children are now being taught under a make shift structure covered with tarpaulin, which is also in a dangerous condition.

The Hikers & Bikers have agreed to fundraise in collaboration with Classrooms for Malawi to support the building of a new a three-block classroom at an estimated cost of £21,000.