Ugandan smiles after donation of T-shirts
Children in Uganda are now sporting Red Nose Day T-shirts donated by staff at Ashford’s Sainsbury’s.
The tops were left over from this year’s Comic Relief and were delivered by former Highworth Grammar School student Sian Elvin.
Miss Elvin, who is an aspiring journalist from Kennington, was in the country as part of a volunteering project for charity East African Playgrounds, which builds play areas for disadvantaged children.
She raised more than £2,000 ahead of the trip through several fundraisers, including a half marathon and being sponsored to drink a blended Christmas dinner.
The 21-year-old explained: “I was absolutely elated by the strong support I received from the local area, with Kennington Junior School having a non-uniform day to raise nearly £300 and Sainsbury’s Bybrook generously donating around 150 T-shirts to give to the schoolchildren.
“After a few days of working on the project it became apparent most of the children only actually owned one outfit that they wore day after day, so this was one of the best things we could have given to the school.”
Left over Red Nose Day T-shirts were donated to children in Uganda