In 2011, as a response to the desperate plight of Tanzanian children who have been abandoned by parents – either by reason of disease and death, divorce or other incapacity to maintain the family unit, a group of Tanzanian private citizens decided to register a children’s home and to call it, “Larchfield”.
Their aim is to provide a happy, safe and secure home for homeless children, to foster an environment where each child can flourish and develop to his or her full potential regardless of race, sex, religion or other defining characteristics. They would like to promote self-reliance by encouraging life sustaining water resource management and agricultural programmes supporting a nourishing staple diet and organic supplements from arable and non–arable farming; and to provide a focus for cultural community projects and to offer profitable skills and employment within the community.
Since 2014, Good for Good’s partnership with Larchfield which currently houses 28 children and plans to house 60 children in Phase 1 and eventually 300 children, has helped to raise US$329,746 through these initiatives:
2020 – during Covid restrictions 64 challengers ‘Virtually’ climbed Mt. Kilimanjaro raising over US$2,500
2019 – the Larchfield-Gulf for Good Gala Ball with almost 400 attendees raised US$34,453
2019 – 45 challengers climbed Mt Kilimanjaro raising US$55,654
2018 – the Larchfield Classical Music Evening raised US$23,775
2018 – the Larchfield-Gulf for Good Gala Ball with over 400 attendees raised US$50,222
2017 – in his quest to run the Marathon des Sables Tom Otton funds raised funds of US$4,924
2017 – the Larchfield Classical Music Evening raised US$24,635
2017 – the Larchfield Gala Ball with over 300 attendees raised US$59,547
2016 – 18 challengers from Sony climbed Mt Kilimanjaro and gave a private donation
2016 – 11 challengers from climbed Mt Kilimanjaro raising US$36,837
2015 – 17 challengers from Wunderman climbed Mt Kilimanjaro raising US$4,841
2014 – 16 challengers climbed Mt Kilimanjaro raising US$32,360