March Newsletter

The newsletter for 2018 March is here and we welcome the new National Director – Reverend Linrielink Mutendzwa.

There is good news for schooling results and a short report from Mark Edmunds a visitor to the Home. He reports a lack of rain has been bad news for the crops, but despite this there has been a harvest of 40,000 onions which will not only be used for meals in the Home but also sold to raise funds for the school.

We are still looking for a new secretary to attend the 3 annual meetings for minute taking. Please contact our current secretary if you are interested in taking over.

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December’s Newsletter

The last newsletter of the year has arrived and with it news of the training workshops – their role and effectiveness. Please note these workshops are not funded by the Friends, but they are in need of more financial support. Please consider helping out and contact our treasurer with any donations.

Also, Rev Margaret Mawire, National Director and Superintendent of MRCH, moves on to a new post after Christmas. We wish to thank her sincerely for all her hard work on behalf of MRCH.

Finally our Secretary is stepping down. If you want to take a more active role with the Friends with a role on the committee please contact her directly.

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September’s newsletter is here

This newsletter is jam packed with updates with a very evocative report from Rev. Mawire and Zvirinane Matore. To highlight just a few things:

  • The success of MRCH Big Sunday where they raised a whopping $5,833.30 for the Home
  • The amazing impact your donations made to two children when they were unwell earlier in the year
  • And a gorgeous photograph of a group of children in their new winter school uniform

There is also a report from the Saltash Wesley Methodist church following their visit in July.

Please also note that Christmas cards are now on sale. Please place your order early to avoid disappointment, there are only 3 designs of the cards left – £2.99 for 10. Cards will not be sent out automatically this year.

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Christmas Cards 2017

Its that time of year again and our 2017 flyer showing which Christmas cards are available is ready. There are just 5 designs left.

PLEASE NOTE: Cards will no longer be automatically sent out to Members as they have been in the past. So place your order as soon as possible if there are specfic designs you prefer.

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June Newsletter 2017

The June newsletter is now available.

Interesting insights this month into the running of the home, in terms of holiday cover, new arrivals the all important MRCH fundraising event – the MRCH Big Sunday. Please take a look.

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Money Giving

If you would like to make a donation to help with our work at the Home, any help no matter how small will make a difference to the children and staff.  Thank you.
Make a donation using Virgin Money Giving










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March Newsletter 2017

The March newsletter is now available.

The figures are in for the 20th Anniversary fundraising project – co-ordinated by Shirley Richer. A grand total of £5,152.31 has been raised. A huge thank you to everyone who participated in any way.

The newsletter also reports on the renovation project of the family houses and three sponsored A-level students who have just received their exam results and done well. We are always looking for sponsors for more students and the newsletter contains details about the costs involved.

Finally we extend a warm welcome to Rev. Clive Chikomo, who has joined the MRCH team as Chaplain at the Home.

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Gift Aid form available

There is a new Gift Aid form available. If you are able to gift aid any of your contributions to the Friends of Matthew Rusike please consider doing so. It makes a huge difference to our funds each year and the money goes straight to the Home.

Thank you.

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Christmas card from the Home

We received a lovely card from the Home and wanted to share it with you.

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December Newsletter 2016

The December Newsletter is now available.

Please take a look at Zviriane Marore’s report for a little more detail about the vital contributions your funds make to the health of the children and their education. There are also a few amazing photographs of the progress the Home is making towards self sufficiency given the irrigation support they are receiving.

We are very pleased to welcome our new Treasurer this month-Immanuel Mudzinge. Immanuel is a member of the Methodist Church in Britain and in Zimbabwe.

And of course we also want to say a huge thank you to David Graaff for all the work he has done for our Charity over the years. He will be maintaining contact with the Friends as  Committee Member. Thank you David.

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