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Accountants Help Out Children’s Charity

Weybridge-based TWP Accounting LLP is providing expert support to a leading charity which works to make life better for disadvantaged youngsters in Kenya.

The firm has been appointed as auditors of Starehe, which provides education for some of the country’s brightest, yet poorest, students.

Starehe – meaning ‘place of comfort’ – was established in 1959, to offer a refuge for boys displaced by the Mau Mau insurgency. Today, it provides 1,200 boys and girls with a free, first-class education, with many going on to fill top positions in the country including teachers, doctors, engineers and lawyers.

The charity’s success in fundraising in the UK in recent years has meant it recently passed the threshold for which its accounts needed a full audit and, since its chairman had previously worked with TWP on another project, the firm proved the obvious choice to deal with the charity’s statutory accounts and audit.

TWP audit partner Bruce Morley said: “Once a charity’s income passes a certain level, they need a professional audit of their accounts, as opposed to just an independent examination. We already work with some other charities so we were delighted to offer our services here.

“The charity has had a successful few years and has continued to attract funds to continue its important work, even at a time when money is tight for a lot of people, and there are many other good causes competing for donations.”

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