Fair Trade Xmas gifts

Rutherglen Reformer - - News -

The Stonelaw High Fair Traders are hold­ing their an­nual Christ­mas gift event later this week.

It will take place on Fri­day, Novem­ber 7, at the school on Calder­wood Road, from 3.30-8pm.

Back in 2003, the Stonelaw High School Traders were given a grant of £100 to help them buy some goods, which they would then sell, with all prof­its sent to South Africa.

In 2014, that £100 has more than paid it­self back, with over £180,000 be­ing raised.

All prof­its support the ed­u­ca­tion of hun­dreds of AIDS or­phans and vul­ner­a­ble chil­dren in Kwazulu Natal, South Africa.

The school has since forged a strong link with Ikusasalethu High School in Mtu­batuba, which has seen teach­ers from South Africa visit Stonelaw, while pupils and staff from Ruther­glen have trav­elled to make the re­turn trip.

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