Africa comes to Sutton Cum Lound

by | 7 December 2023 | Community Event, Retford

Local villagers and friends came together to enjoy a high tea, at the Sutton cum Lound Community Centre on Saturday 26th August. This unique gathering was to raise money for local villager Rose Nyarangi, who walked the 899km Camino De Sanitago Pilgrimage Trail in Spain this September.

Rose is raising money for the Dagoretti Child Rehabilitation Centre in Nairobi, Kenya, Africa. Many local Retford people will have met Rose on one of her walking expeditions around our local villages and along the canal paths running through our countryside.

Around 50 people were at the Sutton Centre to enjoy the delights of a traditional high tea, provided by Cathrine Brooks owner of Bon Vivant Catering who provided her services and helpers for free.

Steve, Rose’s husband, showed a short film of Rose on several of her local walks. After the tea a raffle was held, in which all the prizes had been donated by local people, including a helicopter ride (that’s some prize). Many thanks to all those who donated or helped at this event.

This event really pulled the local villagers together, and it could become a regular event and really showed how generous people can be. A huge thankyou to all those who attended.

The Dagoretti Corner Childcare Programme (National Hidden Talents Academy) was established in 1993 by Pastor Enos Baxic Oumo. It offers free formal and informal Education to children found wandering the streets, often parentless, and destitute. At any one time it supports 400 pupils.

Anyone wishing to support this institution can do so by contacting

For more information about this children’s charity email