Coffee Morning to Help Children
A coffee morning at
the home of Vera and Brian Frost of Mill Road, Hethersett, raised £155 for
the Wiltshire-based Hope and Homes for Children Charity which works to help
orphaned and abandoned and vulnerable children in Central and Eastern Europe
The charity has come
to the fore in recent days following the arrest of Bosnian Serb leader Radovan
Karadzic. Hope and Homes for Chirdren was founded by Beccles born Colonel Mark
Cook and his wife Caroline. Col Cook was formerly the British UN Commander in
Croatia and led a project to reconstruct the Bjelave Children’s Home in
Sarajevo. The orphanage was practically destroyed in the mid 1990s by shrapnel
fire before it was reconstructed under the Hopes and Homes for Children
Local co-ordinator for
the charity, Joan Green from Hethersett said she was pleased that Hopes and
Homes was able to help many threatened children throughout the world.
“The arrest of
Karadzic and the work of the charity has proved that good can come out of evil
and that thousands of little children can be helped,” she said.
The East Anglian
support group for Hope and Homes was the first to be set up in the country.
More details on the charity are available by contacting the East Anglian
Chairman Hilary Kisby on 01603 868539 or secretary Dr Sheila Ogden on 01603
622840 or from the charity’s web site at www.hopeandhomes.org