North Fylde Inner Wheel raise cash to help school in Uganda
The ladies of North Fylde Inner Wheel raised cash to help needy children and their families.
At their monthly International Meeting at Blackpool and The Fylde College, the ladies collected £400 to go towards mosquito nets to quell the spread of malaria for students of Kitale School in Uganda.
The Kitale School, which the Inner Wheel has been supporting, was founded by Mike and Linda Willets in 2005 when schoolgirls in the area were having gaps in their education due to the lack of sanitary products.
In response to this they donated sewing machines and the girls were taught to create their own washable and reusable sanitary towels, and so began their now 13-year journey to promote sufficiency.
Linda said: “I can’t thank the Inner Wheel Club of North Fylde enough for their most generous donation which has supplied the most needy children and their families with mosquito nets, which will not only save many lives but also much misery and suffering as malaria pays frequent visits to those affected before it finally takes them.”
All of the proceeds raised are invested directly into the community.
Judy Eaves and Maureen Romer, International Organisers at North Fylde, said: “We know that every penny we raise goes directly to the project with Linda and Mike being committed to operating the project where funding is dealt with directly locally so not incurring expensive admin costs or highly paid executives.”
The school now feeds and educates around 400 full time pupils and around 100 pre-school students.