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Partnering Change

Our volunteers at MaaChild are delighted to have built a partnership with the Shop of Hope, a new and exciting community venture in the heart of Clitheroe, which opened in September 2019. We share values and aim for sustainable outcomes in support of the lives of people and the changing environment both here in Lancashire and in Southern Kenya.

“Small gestures, which seem like tiny droplets when originating here in the green Ribble Valley, create ripples which become mighty waves of opportunity when they reach the plains of Southern Kenya”

The Shop of Hope supports the sales of high-quality items made by our talented crafters, photographers, and artists. Since the opening we have made just over £850 for MaaChild! This guarantees 2 years of secondary education for one lucky Maasai child and came at a very crucial time to help towards provide one more deserving Maasai child the chance of a brighter future. A full 4 years of secondary education is only £1500, and we only ever support one child when we know we have the full funds. This provides the child the stability of a guaranteed school place free from the worry of being sent home because fees are not available.

Come along to the shop of Hope where all our handmade crafts, cards, photographs, and a special book “The Ribble Valley in a new light” by John Toms are on sale to provide vital support for Hope and MaaChild.

We invite you to share in our purpose

HOPE - What it means to us

HOPE for the world- caring for the environment by:

  • Encouraging recycling and upcycling

  • Encouraging repair and re-use

  • Minimising use of plastic

  • Minimising waste and use of energy

  • Promoting natural and environmentally- friendly products

  • Promoting local organisations with similar aims

HOPE for its people- creating fresh opportunities for people to thrive by:

  • Selling Fair Trade products

  • Selling products that are beneficial to health

  • Stocking and promoting goods and services from local micro-businesses and helping local charities to promote their work

  • Providing volunteering and work placement opportunities, especially for people needing a boost to their confidence

  • Promoting local trades, especially new start-ups

  • Supporting Clitheroe’s high street and tourism sector

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