Camel charity night
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.