One of the charities Taglines has supported for many years is Via Sahel, Enfants d'Afrique. This is run by inspirational people in Castanet, near Parisot in Tarn and Garonne. For nearly 40 years Jean Marie Nosal and his wife Winnie have been raising funds to support street children in Bamako, the capital of Mali. This has lead to them building and operating a hospital, funding a medical laboratory, building schools and providing food for scores of children.
Now a new war between tribes has meant the dangerous situation has made it necessary to close the hospital and laboratory to protect the staff, but the work of the school and feeding the children goes on.
A popular event started here at Mas del Sol has been the "Picnic in the Park", animated by the Dixieland musicians in Martins Jazz Band and with the enthousiastic vocal support of the late John Taylor. This year's event will be on Thursday 26th July around the swimming pool of the Domaine de Sautou in Castanet. Entry 15 euros, bring your picnic and enjoy the ambiance. Book your places now!