Porridge appeal for Uganda

August 03 2018

A CAMPAIGN has been launched in Downend to buy breakfast for children at a school in Uganda.

Schoolgirl Abi Wilson, her parents Mark and Carole, and  Marilyn Cameron, 78,  set up the “Porridge Fund” after visiting Kumi Bazaar School, in a remote district of the east African country.

They found that some children came to school without breakfast and did not eat at school all day. They want to raise £400, which would be enough to buy porridge for 1,000 pupils a day. You can contribute at at  https://www.justgiving.com/fundraising/carole-wilson6  or contact Carole kaz6878@aol.com

The group are all members of Christ Church Downend and their visit was organised by Downend locals, Richard and Jan Bacon. During the trip they helped build foundations for two more much needed classrooms at the school, built new roofs for two homes,fed street boys, visited Kumi Prison, visited an orphanage and helped at a Saturday Club for children in a needy area. 

They brought out and helped to distribute a large amount of aid, including knitted hats, jumpers, blankets. To find out more, visit  https://www.facebook.com/MDugandaKumi/ or visit the Mission Direct web page www.missiondirect.org