Milton resident Bel Roach flew to East Africa to embark on some gorilla trekking with her family, but thanks to the impromptu invitation from a porter discovered an orphanage.
“We were unexpected guests, we just rocked in, and [the kids] just opened their arms to us.”‘
Hundreds of children greeted Bel and her family with a mixture of singing and dancing.
“My body went into involuntary sobs.”
Bel says the kids radiate happiness despite many enduring hardships such as being orphaned by aids, war and no family.
Upon returning to the Shoalhaven Mrs Roach was determined to help them. A charity golf day has been organised with all proceeds going towards completing the building of the orphanage, including somewhere to eat.
“At the moment [the kids] eat out in the environment. There’s no shelter, whether there’s rain, hail or shine.”
The charity golf day (ambrose) will take place at the Mollymook Hilltop Course from 11 am on the 17th of May.
Tickets are $100 and include 18 holes of golf, with food and drink. Call the pro shop on 44552055.