Caring couple from Fenland off to make a new life in Kenya looking after abandoned children

PUBLISHED: 15:58 05 May 2010 | UPDATED: 09:38 02 June 2010

Guy and Susanna of to Kenya

Guy and Susanna of to Kenya

A CARING couple are set to abandon a comfortable life to look after abandoned children in Kenya. Guy and Susanna Bastable will leave behind their cosy home in West End, March to spend the rest of their lives doing charity work for the New Life Home Trust.

A CARING couple are set to abandon a comfortable life to look after abandoned children in Kenya.

Guy and Susanna Bastable will leave behind their cosy home in West End, March to spend the rest of their lives doing charity work for the New Life Home Trust.

They have been happy in the Fens but felt a strong emotional tie to a country where there is "lots of work to be done".

They will become assistant directors of the charity and run one of its five homes which feed, educate and help hundreds of rescued children.

Susanna said: "It will be a big change but there is a huge need. There are lots of young people who will need our help."

And Guy added: "We wholeheartedly believe in the work that New Life Home Trust does, literally saving lives every day with uncompromising integrity and compassion.

"We are looking forward to ploughing our energy and experience into helping them."

The Christian couple are already well known Kenya.

Susanna, who trained as a nurse, has been involved with the children's centre over the past 40 years and has worked there on several occasions.

She also lived in Kenya while adopting Levi, 8, and Gerro, 7, from the children's home she and Guy are now going to run.

Their adopted sons will return to their homeland with their parents on May 11.

Guy and Sue will have their hands full with lots of new children but have encouraged residents from the Fens to lend a hand.

They are keen to find volunteers who can spend time in the country, as well as people who can sponsor children for £6 a month.

For more information, contact the New Life Home Trust on 020 8668 6260.


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