FENLAND: Woman holding fashion show for orphanage in Kenya she visited on honeymoon
PUBLISHED: 17:14 20 May 2009 | UPDATED: 09:03 02 June 2010
Story by: ADAM LAZZARI WISBECH leisure centre worker Caroline Kemp was so moved by the plight of an orphanage she visited whilst on honeymoon in Kenya she returned home determined to raise money to feed them. It s unbelievable, she said. No food or med
Story by: ADAM LAZZARI
LEISURE centre worker Caroline Kemp of Doddington was so moved by the plight of an orphanage she visited whilst on honeymoon in Kenya she returned home determined to raise money to feed them.
"It's unbelievable," she said. "No food or medical care is provided for these children. "They sit there, they starve and they die. They rely on people like me to feed them and keep them alive."
She's already donated cash for the orphanage but on June 2 will be staging a charity fashion show at the Hudson Leisure Centre, where she works, to raise funds.
Mrs Kemp, 50, of Doddington, went to Mombasa on honeymoon in February where she and her husband Tony, 56, met a couple who told them about the Lioness Cubs Orphanage.
"I went to a supermarket and turned up with Tony with enough food to feed the children for a month," she said. Mrs Kemp found the orphanage housed 21 children, nine of which were HIV positive.
Mrs Kemp met a brother and sister - Moses, seven, and Faith, three. Both of their parents were HIV positive.
The father died and the mother walked her children more than 100km to find an orphanage that would accept them before she walked away to die.
Both children were found to be HIV positive but a recent test showed Faith to be clear.
Mrs Kemp said: "They have nothing, but they are always smiling."
Mrs Kemp now plans to keep raising £100 a month, which is enough to feed all of the children in the orphanage. She has already sent money for three months' food.
The fashion show will be at the Hudson Leisure Centre on June 2 at 7.30pm. Designer clothes will be available at discount prices.
Money from entry fees and raffle ticket sales will go to the Lioness Cubs Orphanage.
To book a ticket call Mrs Kemp on 07946 429486 or Debbie Langridge on 07747 043770.