Tuki Testimonials

August 2017 – Café for Open Arms Malawi


In August our community café hosted Open Arms Malawi  who raised over £350

Open Arms Malawi believe that every child has right to life, survival and development. They provide medical attention, shelter, food and love to some of Malawi’s orphaned and abandoned children and work to ensure that the children in their care have the chance to grow up with the love of a family and the security of a home.

Open Arms Malawi return, support and monitor immunised and fit toddlers to their relatives, creating families and avoiding institutional care and in doing so enable communities to provide nutritious meals and nursery education to the orphans and vulnerable children within the community.


On behalf of everyone at Open Arms I would like to thank the Oatlands Community Group for putting on a fantastic event, which raised over £350 to help some of the most vulnerable children in Malawi. 

The event was very well run with tonnes of support and adults and children all rolling their sleeves up, working hard, having fun and getting involved.  Each and every volunteer made sure that we got the most out of the day.  We met a host of local community groups and regular visitors to St Mark’s too, who were all interested and supportive of our work.  It was a pleasure to get to know you all and see the enthusiasm of everyone who came together to support us.  You should all be very proud of what the group have achieved and we look forward to working with you all again soon. 

Claire Collins, Open Arms Malawi


“Just keep up the good work”

“Very good service”

“Really enjoyed the live singing today- made it extra special”

“Great – will recommend to my friends”

“Lovely warm and friendly atmosphere & music.  Lovely food and Drinks.  Wonderful”

“The young volunteers serving us at this community café truly sparkle”

“I love the knitting table – there are lots of people to help me”