A humanitarian charity that collects and sends donations to famine-stricken Malawi is celebrating after seeing off its 100th container full of goods.
The Raven Trust based in Dundee has been involved with charitable work in Africa for the past 15 years.
Members collect donations from throughout the country, which are then taken to schools, homes and hospitals in Malawi and other parts of Africa.
The group collects everything from baby clothing and food to bikes and water pipes.
Charity founder John Challis said: “The Raven Trust gets involved in all sorts of practical projects and it’s great that people can respond to that here with practical support.
“We also get involved in supporting people who want to go out and see the country. Recently I’ve had a team of dentists who were able to go to hospitals out in the community and extract hundreds of teeth.
“Orphans are also a tremendous issue in the country because of HIV and we’re able to support them by providing clothes and tools for projects.
“This is container number 101, so that gives you an idea of the scale of our work. It’s a big operation,” John added.
“When we started we never thought we would get beyond number two but here we are. It’s an amazing story.
“People are so enthusiastic to help and donate to people they’re never going to meet. That’s something very special.
“People are very generous. The people who we send the goods to are poor but are very appreciative.”
John has recently returned from Malawi and admitted being concerned about the plight of the country’s people.
“The crops failed last year because of the rain and people came to me last week when I was out, hoping that I would feed them,” he said.
“About 40 people turned up and all I had was a loaf of bread and some biscuits, which I gave them
“This is just the start they have another three months of this. There’s a real shortage of food.”