Shropshire international charity in Christmas card appeal

A charity in Shropshire is offering a perfect solution for people with Christmas gift-giving problems while helping to change the lives of those in need at the same time.

For Medic Malawi has five beautiful cards available for sale for people struggling to buy presents.

And Stephen Drew, who runs the charity based from his kitchen table in Shrewsbury, said it was the second year they had offered the gift cards.

He said: “I know how difficult it can be deciding what to buy people for Christmas. However, here at Medic Malawi we hope to have solved that problem.

“We are always looking for ways to raise money for our vital work in Malawi and thought these special gift cards are ideal.

“They certainly have proved very popular in the past and have helped to attract many more donations.”

He said: “Sometimes people do not want to receive gifts because they have everything they want or need but their friends or relatives feel they want to give them something to show their appreciation for what they may have done.

“Giving something like our gift card is perfect because everyone wins - the charity, gift giver and recipient.

“The person receiving the gift card can appreciate receiving such a lovely photo card while seeing that a donation has gone to a charity.”

All the gift cards are based on photographs taken in Mtunthama where Medic Malawi funds a hospital, which opened in 2001.

There is also a clinic feeding the malnourished and an orphanage for 70 children.

Mr Drew said: “Every penny raised in aid of Medic Malawi goes to help the people in this impoverished country so supporters can be assured that everything they donate is being used wisely.

“Just £5 a week can help to buy food for an orphan for a week, a £10 emergency gift is the equivalent to the cost of an emergency supplementary feeding programme for a badly malnourished child.

“The gift cards go up to £50, which is the equivalent to the cost of a nurse’s salary for a month.

“These cards are ideal for Christmas presents and give people the opportunity to donate as much as they want, however small or large the gift.”

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