Midlothian staff support African charity

Grant and Maggie Finlayson with Melville Housing Association's Ian Slamin. Staff raised �1041 for Sashita, a charity set up by Maggie to improve living conditions in Samuye, a village in Tanzania.
Grant and Maggie Finlayson with Melville Housing Association's Ian Slamin. Staff raised �1041 for Sashita, a charity set up by Maggie to improve living conditions in Samuye, a village in Tanzania.

It’s a long way from Dalkeith to East Africa (4,974 miles to be exact) but for the past year staff of Melville Housing Association have been working hard to bridge the gap.

Over the year, Melville staff have raised £1,041 for Sashita, an Edinburgh-based charity set up to help improve the living standards of the people of Samuye, a small village in rural Tanzania.

Sashita was chosen as Melville’s nominated charity for 2010 following an appeal by one of Melville’s longest serving members of staff Bob Finlayson, who died at the end of 2009.

Bob became aware of the charity through his son Grant, who is married to the charity’s founder, Maggie Mazoleka.

Maggie, who set up Sashita in 2008, said: “We are extremely grateful to the staff of Melville Housing and would like to thank each and every one of them for their fantastic efforts.”

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