POOR children have been given free milk thanks to church-goers in Middleton.
The pupils of the Good Samaritan Vision Orphanage and School for the Poor in Kenya have received two cows courtesy of the congregation of St Nicholas Church.
Mwagambo Mwasha, a director of the orphanage, said: “Thank you to all those offering assistance to the children of the Good Samaritan Vision.
“The cows have given us great hope and, as one of them is due to calf, we will soon have three.”
The church-goers held a harvest barn dance to help the orphanage.
“The evening was well supported and brought together members of the community from toddlers upwards.
Nearby Bishop Tufnell C of E Infant School in Felpham joined in by arranging a collection for the orphanage after its Year 2 annual play.
This enabled a donation of more than £700 to be sent to the orphanage in Kilifi to help its work providing food, shelter and education for orphans and destitute children.
The children and teachers of the school all agreed to buy two diary cows.
The as yet unnamed cows will provide milk for both the school and the orphanage.
The children help to care for the cows.