Thursday 20th June 2013
The Shine African Children’s Trust (SACT) was registered as a UK charity in November 2007 ( UK Registered Charity No. 1121650 )
Shine African Children's Trust is named after its founder, Mazzy Shine. Mazzy has worked as a paediatric nurse for many years in the UK, most recently at the Royal Free Hospital in London. Her connections with Zimbabwe go back to the early 1900s, when her grandfather, Arthur Shearly Cripps, an Anglican priest and poet, went to Southern Rhodesia (as Zimbabwe was known then) to become a missionary.
Mazzy first visited the country in the 1970s. She has been back many times since then, and has now realised her dream of setting up a charity to help the children of Zimbabwe. She will divide her time between raising funds in the UK and overseeing Shine African Children's Trust work in Zimbabwe.
(Still to be appointed)
There are four Shine African Children's Trust Trustees, all based in the UK:
The success of our Shine African Children's Trust homes will depend on to a great extent on the work of volunteers in Zimbabwe and the UK. From the outset, people in both countries have given their time and shared their expertise to get Shine African Children's Trust up and running. And that’s the way we hope to continue – getting many people involved on a voluntary basis, thus ensuring that most of the funds raised go directly to the homes themselves. The staff will all be drawn from the local area. Interviews for the first Shine African Children's Trust home in Nyanga will take place in late 2008.
If you’d like to do some voluntary work for Shine African Children's Trust, we’d be delighted to hear from you!
Shine African Children's Trust has started working on obtaining corporate sponsorship.