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Following a 6 month visit to Argentina in South America in 2004/5, Rtn Ros Grant ~ member of the Rotary Club of Shipston on Stour, was asked by an Argentine community worker to help to make people aware in the UK of some of the problems that are experienced by the poor in South America, he said "they were the forgotten people by the International community" so Ros wrote to friends in the UK asking for donations for a local soup kitchen - Luz del Alma, a community centre for shanty dwellers in the area of Ezpeleta, near Buenos Aires, Argentina.
On Ros’s return to the UK money began to arrive due to an appeal she had made to many friends and associates so she decided to set up a local charity to formalise the proceedings in 2005. £1000 had to be raised and trustees found before formal charity registration was possible.
Rtn Ros has now been over there for many months working with the charity and trying to make a difference
Compassion Direct UK was formed ~ supporting forgotten children in the streets & shanties of South America
For information on the projects being carried out by CDUK click here