Wonderful day; friends have filled in Gift Aid declarations, enabling us to claim 28% extra on their donations through the year. I received gifts of pencils & books for the schools, letters for children and teachers, offers of medical supplies and a very welcome large donation.
The mountain of goodies in the spare bedroom is slowly finding its way into suitcases and when all the donations and gifts are packed I'll try to fit in my spare clothes for the trip!
I never know if I should thank people by name in this blog but those I've suggested it to have declined to be named. Thanks, people; you know who you are.