Char­ity pays 20th visit to Uganda school

Macclesfield Express - - THE LAUGHING BADGER -

A TEAM of vol­un­teers are pack­ing their bags for Uganda to help pri­mary school chil­dren there.

Rhona Mar­shall MBE is head­ing out to the coun­try for the 20th time this sum­mer with 11 vol­un­teers from her char­ity Chris­tian Re­lief Uganda.

Maria’s Care pri­mary school in Ka­muli, in ru­ral north­ern Uganda, ed­u­cates 406 pupils, in­clud­ing 30 deaf stu­dents.

There is also ac­com­mo­da­tion for more than 80 chil­dren who live a long way from the school, many of whom don’t have elec­tric­ity at their homes and choose to live where they can study at night.

The char­ity also runs a pre-school and unit for the deaf and also sup­ports grand­moth­ers who have been left with the re­spon­si­bil­ity of look­ing af­ter their grand­chil­dren due to their par­ents dy­ing.

The bags are al­ready fill­ing up with clothes, in­clud­ing knit­ted jumpers for pre­ma­ture ba­bies and med­i­cal sup­plies.

The char­ity is now look­ing for fi­nan­cial dona­tions to buy sports equip­ment and mu­si­cal in­stru­ments for the pupils.

Rhona said: “I am so pas­sion­ate about it all - if you gave me a ticket I would be off with my tooth­brush to­day!”

The char­ity or­gan­ised a Spring Ball at the Tyther­ing­ton Club, where Rhona met Danny Towns from Chrome Mo­tors on Beech Lane who gen­er­ously do­nated 22 sports holdalls to the project.

Danny said: “We have given away 4,000 sports holdalls to char­i­ties and sports or­gan­i­sa­tions in Macclesfield.

“It’s our way of giv­ing some­thing back.

“The char­ity work Rhona does for the school Uganda is fab­u­lous and we hope to be able to help her with other things too.”

To do­nate to the school project, con­tact Rhona on 01625 618 319 or email her on rhona_cru@ talk­talk.net.

●● Rhona Mar­shall , left, from Christina Re­lief Uganda and Lyn Holmes with the bags do­nated by Chrome Mo­tors.

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