This newsletter is mostly compiled directly from recent emails from Julius & Liz. We are grateful to a lawyer friend for the advice on legacies at the end of this newsletter.
Julius wrote:- The children were supposed to return from their time with their next of kin in the afternoon of 3rd January but many of them arrived before 10 am. When they came a number of them had different health complaints and were taken to hospital on Monday the 4th and are now doing well.
They opened school on different days; Faith opened on 3rd January, Collins and all the ones in primary opened on 5th and Lucy opened on 6th January 2016. On 6th the primary children did an exam called opener and they performed well. In December 2015, during the making of Christmas cards (for the children's guardians), Liz says Antony Rengei was very creative making cards without copying from anywhere and he led the others to make very beautiful cards.
We planted beans when the weather men said El Nino was coming; we had rain for a few weeks and when the beans produced flowers the rain disappeared, it is our prayer that it will come back before the crops are dead. Nothing is in the greenhouse yet but the cows are doing well. Only one is producing milk but both are pregnant. (We heard before Christmas that on 29/10/2015 Hope, the milk cow, died of east coast fever after three days of sickness. After postmortem we discovered that the Vet. Doctor who attended to her first was treating wrong symptoms. Now only Turi the brown cow and 2 calves are remaining.) We are busy shopping (sic) for board members; we are looking for people with vision and ideas, ready to give their services without expecting to be paid sitting allowances and transport.
In December last year 2015 Liz attended a Nakuru County children homes meeting which was held in one of the homes; two homes were proposed Riziki and another in Naivasha as the venue for February 2016 meeting and before the end of the year 2015 Mr. Yusuf the county director called me and informed me about the suggestion. We are waiting for his confirmation.
We are all well as a family. The eye continues to heal well and we thank God for that. (Julius had major eye surgery in October.) The Riziki children are all doing well. Please pass our greetings to all in the family and friends too. Julius
Liz wrote briefly in December:- All is good with the children but busy. We have been doing some colouring with the small ones - Kimani, Shiru, and Kevin. They enjoy it so much it is all they seem to want to do. We are planning to have an art day and see if we can make good use of the supply of art materials you left us with. Will let you know how it goes. We are also preparing for a carol night, which has not been easy as I am not the best in teaching songs, but am hopeful for Clare's assistance soon. Will also let you know how that goes. (The art materials mentioned were a specific gift from one of our supporters and are clearly being put to good use. Ian) Wills We have been asked by one of our supporters about the possibility of leaving a legacy to Riziki. An appropriate legal adviser has suggested that the following form of words would be suitable. Your own solicitor would also give advice but would need the details included below. “I GIVE the sum of [Enter the amount in words] pounds sterling to RIZIKI CHILDREN’S ORGANISATION of PO Box 16120-20100 Nakuru Kenya (being a charity registered in Kenya under CS No.000532) for the general purposes of the said charity and I DIRECT that my Trustees shall pay the said legacy to THE AENON TRUST (being a charity registered in England under charity number 1046859) care of 137 Belvedere Road Bexleyheath Kent TA7 4PA who are authorised to received funds on behalf of RIZIKI CHILDREN’S ORGANISATION and I FURTHER DIRECT that the receipt of the person who professes to be the Secretary or other proper officer for the time being of THE AENON TRUST shall be a sufficient to discharge to my Trustees for the said legacy and I FURTHER DECLARE that if the said RIZIKI CHILDREN’S ORGANISATION has ceased to exist or has amalgamated with another charity institution or association or has changed its name my Trustees shall give effect to such benefit by paying the same to the charity institution or association which they consider most nearly fulfils the object of the said RIZIKI CHILDREN’S ORGANISATION”
Gaggia Caffe Gaggia Caffe Shop, based in Elland has a feature on Riziki on their website. This can be accessed on www.gaggiacaffe.tv. We hope you will take time to see the new television stars – who were unprepared for interview! (Elland is a small town a few miles north of Huddersfield made famous in the recent floods when the main bridge was severely damaged). We are very grateful to Gaggia for their interest in and support of Riziki. Our own Riziki website is accessed on http://www.riziki.org.uk.
Our current concern for Riziki is to fund the day to day costs of running the home. We are still striving for self-sufficiency but it is proving very difficult to achieve. We are very grateful to all our supporters for what they are able to give but would be delighted to supply relevant information to anyone else who wishes to donate regularly, or occasionally, to Riziki. Regular donations can be made by Standing Orders. We can supply Gift Aid declaration forms or Standing Order forms, if desired.
Ian & Diana Hogley.
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