Love Support Unite
933. Gayle Berry
Gayle Berry, from Essex, is the UK co-founder of ‘Love Support Unite’, an international charity establishing small scale projects in Malawi which can be replicated and sustained across the country.
Gayle helped raise over £100,000 for ‘Love Support Unite’ to support programmes which include providing a sustainable feeding programme to over 400 children, empowering communities with education, providing adult literacy classes, medical outreach, family based food security and teacher training workshops. She also manages a project providing local mothers in rural communities with training in health care, first aid, and infant massage classes. Nearly 450 women a year are supported by this work in Malawi and this year Gayle’s project will expand to help vulnerable mothers and babies in Ghana and elsewhere in Africa.
In a personal letter to Gayle, Prime Minister Theresa May said:
“Your ambitious work supporting ‘Love Support Unite’ and establishing ‘The Little Blossoms Project’ is providing health and education to vulnerable mothers and babies and having a transformational effect on the lives of families across Malawi.”
“I am so happy and grateful to receiving this award. Volunteering and supporting ‘Love Support Unite’’s work has been the focus of my life for the last 4 years and together we have been able to help elevate communities in poverty through sustainable education, food security programs and health initiatives.The work that ‘Love Support Unite’ does is at a grassroots level, community by community, and they take a 360 approach to sustainable development which has a lasting and transformational effect. The success of the projects in Malawi is dependent on all the love, support and kindness of those who believe in LSU’s work. Without all the volunteers and supporters, lives would not have changed. I am truly grateful for all the opportunity provided by ‘Love Support Unite’. I have learnt so many new skills, connected with inspiring people and helped make a real difference in Malawi. Volunteering with LSU is the best decision that I have ever made. Thank you.”
Watch how ‘Love Support Unite’ is making a difference for communities in Malawi: