On Friday 3rd March Robin Witt and Henry Pomeroy from CHASE Africa, Tim Wainwright from ADD, and Caroline Pomeroy from Climate Stewards met with the local MP, David Warburton, to discuss the UK Government’s stance on international aid. David agreed to push hard to keep the UK Government’s commitment to spend 0.7% of GDP on foreign aid, which is currently enshrined in law. The funding from the Department for International Development (DFID) goes towards many areas of fighting poverty, but this year DFID has announced a special focus on meeting the need for family planning, so to have our MP’s support for our work is especially exciting. He’s keen to keep talking as the year goes by and he’s very supportive of our work, and we’re equally keen to be working with him.