The Dawson family have been involved in projects in Malawi since 2009 when Joe, the eldest of three boys, visited with his school in Leeds. His two brothers, Mattie and Charlie visited for their first time in 2012, and 2015 respectively.
Since 2015, Charlie – who is a primary school teacher – has been visiting much more regularly for 3 months each year and has made many contacts in Blantyre, Mangochi and also in Cape Maclear, a more rural village on the shores of Lake Malawi.
As a result the whole family supported by the family business, Children’s Corner Childcare (CCC) have now become involved in a number of projects across Malawi.
In 2018 clients, friends and associates were invited to sponsor a child to go to school. This project has proven to be so successful and will be one of the main aims of the charity going forward.
The family made the decision to set up a formal charity in the UK which can support the work in Malawi, so that there is a clear vision going forward. It was also important to have total transparency and accountability for the funds being raised. Two other trustees were invited to join the family and their contribution/support is greatly appreciated too.
Every single pound donated by our sponsors is spent directly on the children. CCC covers all expenses of any trustee who visits on their behalf to forward the aims of the charity.