Charity pays 20th visit to Uganda school
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.