Ugan­dan smiles af­ter do­na­tion of T-shirts

Kentish Express Ashford & District - - Helping Others -

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.”

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Left over Red Nose Day T-shirts were do­nated to chil­dren in Uganda

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