Warwick mum keen to help orphans
ABOUT five years ago, Anna Wynn was making clothes and sending them to orphans in Africa.
The library assistant, a competent seamstress, enjoyed helping those in need but, even with donations of material, the process was an expensive and arduous one.
Next year Mrs Wynn will continue her aid but she has a more direct approach.
The Warwick mum has organised a volunteer trip to Vietnam, where she will help out in an orphanage, doing things such as cleaning and cooking for the children.
"I just wanted to be more hands-on and experience it and feel like I'm really doing something," she said.
"A lot of charities just require donations but this one will set me up directly."
Mrs Wynn has booked and paid for her flights but is fundraising for her two-week stay.
Her charity, Global Volunteer Network Program, requires money to cater for accommodation, travel and food for all volunteers, but Mrs Wynn wants to go above and beyond that.
"I've set myself a (fundraising) goal higher than what is required," she said.
To raise money, Mrs Wynn will hold a garage sale at her Wantley St home on Saturday, October 1 from 7am.
People can also donate online at www.givealittle.co.nz/cause/vietnamorphanagevolunteer.