Volunteer plea for Downham Market organisation

The owner of one of Downham Market's newest shops has made an urgent plea for volunteers.

Enobong Akpan-Etuk opened Positive Impact Worldwide in the High Street in November to raise money to help vulnerable children living in Africa who are being tortured and abused.

Mr Akpan-Etuk launched the not-for-profit organisation last February after watching the documentary Saving Africa's Witch Children.

The documentary shows how in some of poorest parts of Nigeria evangelical religious fervour is combined with a belief in sorcery and black magic and many thousands of children are being blamed for catastrophes, death and famine and branded witches.

These children are then denounced as Satan made flesh by powerful pastors and abandoned, tortured, starved and murdered.

Mr Akpan-Etuk is now working hard to raise �5,000 to obtain charitable status.

But he said: 'We really need more volunteers. If anyone can spare a morning or afternoon a week then we'd love to hear from them.'

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For an application form call 07830 262215 or email enobongakpanetuk@gmail.com.

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