Volunteers from Cass Business School
Nicole Garnier, Arnold Musisi, Aga Kuplinska and Caitriona Conway spent two weeks in Ethiopia in August, teaching at the orphanage.
They arrived with pens, clothes, sports equipment and other toys to teach the children at the Wollo Seffer branch and the Shiro Meda house.
The boys at Shiro Meda drew self-portraits and did presentations on their heroes in between games, songs and many games of football!
The younger ones at Wollo Seffer practiced their English and learnt about different countries.
The volunteers have so far raised over £6500 for us, which will be going towards buying a car for the orphanage, helping them to collect supplies for the children and Hanna to travel between branches.
Drought in Ethiopia
As most people have seen in the news, there is a severe drought in East Africa right now.
Although it's worse in Somalia and Kenya, the south east of Ethiopia has been affected and aid agencies on the ground say it's likely to get worse.
The biggest problem is that the Children's Prisoner Home in Harar is being affected by the soaring food prices.
We have already sent some money over to be able to help them feed the children, but if you'd like to donate, please go to www.justgiving.com/
For the second time, a couple getting married asked guests at their wedding to donate to Hanna's Orphanage instead of buying wedding gifts, and they raised over £1000!
Amie and John Caswell (pictured), as well as David and Anne-marie Shropshire have both made the amazing pledge on their special days.
If you'd like to donate to Hanna's Orphanage in lieu of wedding or birthday presents, or in honour of any other special occasion, email Jenny at firstname.lastname@example.org
... And in other news
Challenge for the better
James Cockburn jumped out of an aeroplane for Hanna's Orphanage on 30th July 2011 and raised over £500 while loving every minute!
We're pleased to welcome our first Cass Business School volunteer Charleane Smith as our newest trustee.
Run Anthony, run!
Anthony Higgins ran The Great North Run on Sunday 18th September to raise money for Hanna's Orphanage and the Red Cross. He completed it in 2 hours, and arrived just in time for the Red Arrows flypast! You can still sponsor him at
On Sunday 10th July Valentine Hanson (left) and Nicole Garnier (right) ran the British 10k run and raised around £400 for Hanna's Orphanage.
And finally ...
Hanna's Orphanage has a new look website on the way this year!
Watch this space!