A charity that aims to help the poorest of the poor is celebrating raising £1m since it was launched.
The Rwanda Group Trust, which has a charity shop in Syke Street, Preston, was founded by Joe and Rosemary Bamber.
Since its humble beginnings the charity has now raised a total of £1m which is used to help people and families in Rwanda.
To mark the milestone achievement the charity welcomed the Mayor of Preston, Coun Veronica Afrin to the shop to find out more about the organisation’s work.
The celebration event was also attended by Sister Philomena, President of Rwanda Group Trust’s Kigali branch.
The aim of the charity is to raise money for the poor in Rwanda.
It has eight trustees and around 30 shop helpers.
The work in Rwanda is also carried out by volunteers who seek out the poorest of the poor and distribute the charity’s funds according to each person or family’s needs.
The trust aims to help in the areas of health, education, food and shelter.
The charity shop is the organisation’s main source of income and it is staffed and run by volunteers.
As well as the charity shop the Trust also holds concerts, auctions and other money-raising events and sell items on eBay.
The shop is open Monday to Friday from 10am until 4pm.
It stocks clothes, bric-a-brac, books an household goods.
To find out more about the work the charity does in Rwanda or to help it in any way visit its website online at: http://www.rwandagrouptrust.org.uk/