Camel char­ity night

Help­ing Malawi

Rutherglen Reformer - - News - Dou­glas Dickie

A Ruther­glen-based char­ity is hop­ing res­i­dents of the town can help them con­tinue their good work.

Class­rooms for Malawi works in part­ner­ship with com­mu­ni­ties in the African coun­try to help im­prove the en­vi­ron­ments in which their chil­dren are taught.

The group has or­gan­ised a ‘camel derby’ night later this week to raise much needed funds.

To be in with a chance to be a cham­pion, aspir­ing own­ers can buy their own camel for £10 and name it, us­ing Class­rooms for Malawi’s Just Giv­ing page.

There will be races and raf­fles as well as danc­ing while the bar will be open on the night.

Class­rooms for Malawi’s chair­per­son James Kelly said: “The money raised from the camel derby will go a long way to­wards im­prov­ing the lives of chil­dren in Malawi and help­ing them out of poverty.”

The event will take place on Fri­day, Novem­ber 17 at 7pm in the St Colum­bkille’s Church Hall in Ruther­glen.

Tick­ets are £5 and can be bought at the door.

In Malawi, there is a deficit of over 70,000 class­rooms with chil­dren learn­ing out­doors or in crum­bling build­ings. Class­rooms for Malawi vol­un­teers work to­gether with lo­cal com­mu­ni­ties to im­prove places of ed­u­ca­tion so that chil­dren can go to school in safe, dy­namic learn­ing en­vi­ron­ments.

To date, Class­rooms for Malawi has built 151 class­rooms for 12,080 chil­dren.

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