A Christmas charity fund in Nairobi the Kenyan capital means a happier new year for many people.
SV Mayor of Nairobi switches on Xmas lights
SV PAN DOWN Xmas tree alight
SV Xmas tree with officials chanting "Merry Xmas"
SV Santa Claus
SV Nurse gives sweets to children
SV Father Christmas gives sweets to children
SV PAN Ditto Christmas carols in background
SV Children receive sweets
SV Mayor shakes hands with children
Initials BB/1906 BL/AW/BB/1933
Script is copyright Reuters Limited. All rights reserved
Background: A Christmas charity fund in Nairobi the Kenyan capital means a happier new year for many people.
Donations to the fund -- which has a target of GBP 7,500 (18, 000 U.S. dollars) -- had reached just under GBP 6,000 (15,000 U.S. dollars) on Wednesday (December 19).
The Mayor of Nairobi and the patron of the fund, Miss. Margaret Kenyatta, said she was confident the target figure would be reached this year and appealed for more donations.
She was speaking after switching on the Christmas tree lights outside Nairobi City Hall.
Miss. Kenyatta said about 27 organisations had benefited from the money collected last year, and many more organisations would benefit this year.
The Mayor's Christmas Tree Fund was founded 25 years ago to help welfare organisations and people in need.