Church foundation helps Ebola survivors

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A CHARITY is helping children who have survived the Ebola virus.

Philip Dean, from St Barnabas Church, in Swanmore, created St George’s Foundation 10 years ago to care for children left orphaned or homeless after the civil war in Sierra Leone.

The centre takes in children who are living on the streets of Freetown, educates them and returns them to relatives or finds them foster carers.

But since the Ebola outbreak, the centre is now hoping to raise £200 to help 18 children who have survived the disease.

Mr Dean said: ‘We decided we were ideally placed to help. The children come to us weak, needing recuperation, highly traumatised and in shock.

‘They come with no possessions, as everything contaminated has been destroyed.’

To make a donation visit stgeorgefoundation.org.uk.