Derek and I have been away for a while visiting family in Australia, and when we arrived home we were delighted to find that our registration with HMRC had arrived.  This means that 'Smiles to Tanzania' is now a fully registered charity in the U.K.

Our son in Australia has offered to set up a website for the charity and we hope to bring you news of this at a later date.

Thank you to everyone who has helped us financially so far.  Since we have returned home we have received a donation from Northstead Methodist Church Ladies Circle in Scarborough, for which we are very grateful.

Another lovely surprise awaited our return when we were invited to the village of Wold Newton in North Yorkshire where friends had organized a Quiz evening in their village pub called The Anvil Arms.  Everyone enjoyed a fun night and a total of £145.10 was raised and donated to the charity.  Our thanks go to John and Liz Butler for arranging the quiz, and to Sheila Baker who runs The Anvil Arms for hosting the evening.

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Above are Liz, Diane and Denise who are helping count the proceeds.

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John and Derek with Sheila, the Landlady of The Anvil Arms.