Jean is honoured by the Queen
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Jean is honoured by the Queen

Jean Edusei who is County Chair for Newcastle was awarded the MBE for services to Guiding and for  her charitable work with the Ghanian Children's Trust. She was presented with the award by Her Majesty at Buckingham Palace in October this year. 

The charity was established in 2004 by Jean and her husband, to relieve poverty and distress among children and young adults who are orphans or destitute in Kumasi, Ghana.

Most of the children live at the King Jesus Charity Home in Boadi, Kjumasi, which is a nongovernmental charity orphanage, strongly supported by Girlguiding Newcastle upon Tyne over the years. However as with all worthwhile projects the needs have expanded and now Jean finds the trust not only sending urgently needed funds to keep the home going, but also baby clothes and blankets for the local Maternity Hospital where many of the residents arrive from.

The Trust’s latest Newsletter tells of the urgent need for new mattresses for the home (£25 each), however food stocks are so low that needs must be prioritised and the mattresses will have to wait. Primary education is free, (but one boy was sent home from school because he had no shoes to wear), the Trust pays High School fees and now as the children grow and flourish - University fees as well. The expenses for keeping everything running are endless. 
If you would like to find out more about the Trust please visit their website or contact:- 
Tel: 0191 281 6493



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