Helena Green Memorial Project
This new project serves to commemorate the life of Helena Green, daughter of Bridget and Leslie, who tragically died on 15 August 2017, aged 31.
Helena volunteered at Amani in 2005 and inspired the establishment of Friends of Amani, Tanzania (FOAT), a charity based in the UK that has worked with Amani ever since. During the recent visit of Bridget and Leslie to Amani in late August, Fr Beatus led a mass in Helena’s memory.
Since then, friends and supporters have raised over £4000 for the Helena Green Memorial Project. This will bring together the young disabled (walimavu) and their families from the Morogoro area to raise awareness of care for those with mental disabilities and to develop entrepreneurial skills so that these families may be better able to support themselves.
It is expected that the Helena Green Memorial Project will commence in early 2018.
"This beautiful bench , donated by Helena's Parents,Bridget and Leslie and crafted by Deodatus, is tangible reminder of Helena's love for Amani community. May it provide respite for the weary. Helena's memory also lives on through the donations made by friends and relatives of Helana's at the time of her death. These have led to the establish of the Helena's Green Memorial project which will help Amani bring together the young disabled and to develop entrepreneurial skills.
Bridget and Leslie are thinking of us today as dedicate this bench in her memory"