Occasional reports on what's happening with Thomas Marshall Education Fund

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The Trustees of the Thomas Marshall Education Fund would like to thank everyone who supported the production of Black Shuck in Orford Church on Friday 20th and Saturday 21st April.


Thank you to everyone who attended the performances, puppet company Rust and Stardust who worked diligently with Orford School to devise and develop the play and Vanessa Wells, Head of Orford School, who had the foresight to involve her pupils in the National Arts Award Scheme and who encouraged those pupils to make such a great contribution to the performances.


Last but not least thank you to the generous sponsors, including Jacki and Nigel Maslin, Orford Business Association, New Orford Town Trust, Orford School and those who contributed through the crowdfunding website. This sponsorship allowed the costs of the production to be covered so that all takings at both performances will be used to support the Thomas Marshall Education Fund aim to advance the education, training and life skills of the young people of Mozambique to enable them to make a sustainable living and provide active support within their communities.


To witness Orford Church buzzing with enthusiasm from such talented young people and their parents was wonderful.


Maybe we could capture this spirit to generate further community events.


Thank you

Earlier this year we received an uplifting email from our ambassadors in Mozambique.


We may be only a small charity but it is heartening to know that by delivering aid directly, our efforts are being successful in helping to benefit the young people of Mozambique.

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