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We have the power to make a difference.

JENNY and Robert Drummond didn't give Christmas presents this year.

Instead the couple are getting a buzz from paying pounds 48 to buy a poor family in Albania a hive and a swarm of honey bees through the charity World Vision.

It is not the only charitable donation that Jenny, a student nurse, and Robert, a teacher have made.

The couple also sponsor a child through World Vision and Robert has recently adopted a chimpanzee on behalf of his year-six pupils through the International Primate Protection League (IPPL).

The 33-year-olds also give regularly to a host of animal charities. Because Jenny is a student and doesn't pay tax, all the donations are done through Robert so their chosen charities can take advantage of the Gift Aid scheme.

Jenny and Robert say it gives them a ``great deal of satisfaction'' to give to charity, and are especially enjoying the relationship they are building up with their sponsored child, Vincent Aniku, who lives in north-west Uganda.

``It just felt like something we really wanted to do, '' Jenny explains. ``We pay World Vision pounds 18 a month. I am a student and we can still afford it. We all have the power to make a difference. ''

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Date:Jan 3, 2005
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