Students raise funds to help African orphans schooling

Market Rasen De Aston Sixth Form World Challenge Students Cameron Marshall (left) and Thomas Williams (right) selling cakes
Market Rasen De Aston Sixth Form World Challenge Students Cameron Marshall (left) and Thomas Williams (right) selling cakes
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De Aston’s 2013 World Challenge Team and locally-based charity ‘Across Lines’ have joined forces in a bid to supply school uniforms and equipment to the children of the Emmanuel Orphanage in Bugiri, Uganda.

Somewhat ironically, the money for the uniforms was raised through a non-uniform day as well as the avid selling of cakes and other sweet treats by the World Challenge Team. The total raised was around £800.

Pastor Edward Macmare who runs ‘Forgiven Kids of Africa’ said: “It is so amazing and exciting to hear that De Aston pupils are raising money for uniforms. The children of Bugiri are honoured by this action.”

The World Challenge team will go to the orphanage on behalf of Across Lines, as part of their expedition to Uganda and Rwanda this month.