Dear Friends,

First on behalf of the FOMO trustees may I send our love and blessings as we celebrate Easter in these extraordinary times. When visiting Malawi, I have been deeply touched by the faith and trust in God of the community, despite the very real difficulties and painful realities of daily life. The Easter message reveals we are not alone and never more than now do we experience such a strong sense of solidarity with the whole world. Everyone is affected, in some way, by the impact of the Covid 19 coronavirus and we are constantly reminded that we all have a responsibility to play our part in the containment of the virus and in looking after each other.

FOMO like all charities is experiencing new challenges in the light of the Covid 19 virus, not least a halt on many of our fundraising activities. We continue to be deeply grateful for the generosity and support offered over the past 20 years. We have indeed been able to make a difference to the lives of some of the poorest children in the world, giving hope for a better future.

With the unknown threat of the virus to the people of Malawi and a continued commitment to our core objectives of food and education, along with health and wellbeing, we are appealing for your help. We understand that for many of you these are difficult times financially, but for those of you who may be in a position to help we wonder if you might consider making a donation. Every little will help, for example £5 will feed a child for a month at one of our centres.

Details of ways to donate can be found on our website www.fomo.uk

As they say in Malawi Zikomo kwambiri! Thank you very much!

Please take care in these days and weeks ahead.

Yours sincerely

Gillian Coxhead (Chair of Trustees)

Friends of Mulanje Orphans