Saturday, 6 March 2010
THANK YOU EVERYONE!
Sorry for the recent blog silence, but we have been without a working internet connection for the past few weeks. First and foremost we just wanted to say a massive THANK YOU to everyone back in sunny St Albans who has helped provide children’s books, games and clothing. Alison’s parents filled 11 suitcases/boxes with them and brought them out to Uganda courtesy of BA’s generous charitable baggage allowance. We were overwhelmed with the generosity of the donations- the quality and quantity of the gifts were so impressive and we have managed to find very grateful homes for nearly everything (see below) The Railway School loved the books - most of the children had never seen these types of bright, colourful picture books before. They read the letters with great interest and have started to write some responses. Alan visited another school, the Royal Pride Academy, which is in even more need of resources, and they were also able to benefit from some of the books as we received such a wonderful amount.
The donated clothes have been distributed to the most vulnerable children in the slum area, through a local church there and a charitable project called ’Hands for Hope’. We were also able to give some clothes and books to our friend Naomi, who looks after around 15 local children and runs a nursery