All funds raised by Bourne Relief are split between three key areas:
The Bourne Family Project was launched in 2002 as a family support centre for the local community in east Bristol. It provides a safe place where families and individuals can seek emotional, practical, social and, if requested, spiritual support. Today the range of services offered includes adult counselling, children’s play therapy, parenting and self-esteem courses, often accompanied by a crèche to make them accessible to busy mums and dads.
Our relationship with Fountain of Life Church goes back many years, during which we have supported them in numerous projects including the construction and maintenance of a school and two orphanages. Today our help is being directed to the school we had a hand in building – both financially, through teacher sponsorship and providing funds to help equip the school classrooms, and physically by sending Build Teams to assist with labour – on the church grounds. The school is attended by 60 children.
If you are interested in taking part in a future Mission Team in Lusaka, please get in touch with the Bourne Relief team.
Gifts of Love International was launched in 2007 by an American couple, Don and Barb Kassebaum, who bought a 26 acre plot of land in Brito, Guatemala, on which to build an orphanage. They have since completed two houses, where 44 orphaned and street children live with ten Christian house parents, and work is underway on a third enabling them to house 69 children.
We support the project with funds to help with the building work and for day-to-day expenses. The money raised through our sponsored events in 2014 was used to pay for the installation of a commercial kitchen to feed the children and workers. The goal of the project is to build enough houses to provide homes for 150 children during the next five years.