Malawi char­ity give away top prize in draw

Barcelona trip joy

Rutherglen Reformer - - Your Vote Matters - Jonathan Ged­des

A lo­cal char­ity have en­sured it will be a Span­ish so­journ for a com­pe­ti­tion win­ner af­ter giv­ing away a trip to Barcelona.

Class­rooms For Malawi are based on Kirk­wood Street, and be­lieve that ed­u­ca­tion is the most sus­tain­able route out of poverty.

Work­ing in Scot­land and Malawi with vol­un­teers, schools, busi­nesses, com­mu­nity groups, lo­cal au­thor­i­ties and other char­i­ties, Class­rooms for Malawi have built and ren­o­vated over 136 class­rooms since the char­ity was started in 2012.

They re­cently held a char­ity draw, giv­ing away two nights in Barcelona for two peo­ple, as a way of pro­mot­ing their up­com­ing grand ball, which will fea­ture a host of sim­i­lar prizes up for grabs.

Lo­cal MSP Clare Haughey was on hand to draw the win­ner, which went to Alana Ray, a pri­mary school teacher. She said: “I re­cently heard about Class­rooms for Malawi through a friend.

“I ‘liked’ the or­gan­i­sa­tion on Face­book so that I could keep up to date with any events and fundrais­ers that I could get in­volved in.

“I never ex­pected to win the Barcelona stay.

“It was wel­come sur­prise when I got a call from the Class­rooms for Malawi team.

“I’m ab­so­lutely de­lighted to have won – Barcelona is one of my favourite cities – I can’t wait to go!”

Last year over 600 peo­ple at­tended the ball and over £30,000 was raised.

This year’s event will take place on May 6.

There will be live en­ter­tain­ment, raffles, si­lent auc­tions, some de­li­cious food and a cham­pagne re­cep­tion on the night.

For fur­ther in­for­ma­tion con­tact ball@class­rooms­for­malawi.org or phone the of­fice on 0141 571 8505.

Quick on the draw Char­ity sup­port of­fi­cer Gemma Love, of­fice vol­un­teer Rachael Daven­port, Clare Haughey MSP and trustee Pa­tri­cia Duffy at the draw

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