Paul Hargreaves explains why his company supports Bala Children’s Centre

I first became involved in the Bala Children’s Centre as, when my company was finally making a profit, we wanted to give some of that back to people not as fortunate as ourselves.  We wanted to find somewhere that my team of 40 could relate to, and be involved in, rather than just a charity that wanted our money.

The Bala Children’s Centre proved to be that place.  Staff, suppliers and customers could easily see a clear need of feeding and educating children (predominantly orphans) in Kenya, and there was also the option for them to go and work there for a week or two, which some have done.

As a company the money we raise has to go towards sustainable agri-businesses which we have set up, as income-generating projects are the only real way forward in what is a very poor part of Africa.