Russell Baylis is a professional architect with a big heart and a hankering for messing about on the water. Russell’s big heart played a big part in getting to know about an orphanage in Zimbabwe that took children in, looked after them and made them feel safe, cared for and part of a family.

Russell Baylis 2Harvest Family Village had moved premisses to a larger area with more housing, carers, land to grow crops and raise chickens and goats. The only thing missing from this perfect venue was, water.

Russell decided to enter the Devizes Westminster International Canoe Race marathon covering over 100 miles and taking some 4 days to complete to raise money to allow the Harvest Family Village to drill a borehole, install a pump and piping to bring fresh water to the children and the land.

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We were asked to produce a film to support his fundraising endeavour and help to widen the reach of his efforts to raise more money for the children. Russell expected to raise around £2000 to donate towards the project, but with the help of this film and our own contacts to publicise his project, we raised £7000 which funded the project completely.

Well done to Russell and Harvest Family Village for all they do in this wonderful world.

This film is on our YouTube channel here

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