Jess’s address to Galashiels Rotarians has a Zambian flavour

Jess Talbot dressed for the occasion when she spoke to Galashiels Rotarians.'In an outfit local to her talk, members sampled Zambian food.
Jess Talbot dressed for the occasion when she spoke to Galashiels Rotarians.'In an outfit local to her talk, members sampled Zambian food.

Jess Talbot dressed for the occasion when she spoke to Galashiels Rotarians.

In an outfit local to her talk, members sampled Zambian food.

Jess and a friend, Sukie, have been fundraising for Hands of Mercy and sending money to projects in Zambia. They make and sell homebaking in Selkirk to raise money to feed children at a school in Kapanana.

Jess and Sukie recently returned from a trip to see the impact that their contribution has made.

A Zambian-based charity ensures that all the money is spent locally on what is needed to feed the children in the school – sometimes up to 600 of them at a time – and the volunteer teachers are rewarded with goods to feed themselves.