Charlene’s Project Big Festive Fry helps Uganda

Rebecca Barr, Charlene's sister, doing Malaria prevention work in Uganda.
Rebecca Barr, Charlene's sister, doing Malaria prevention work in Uganda.
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The work of Charlene’s Project still goes on and is still have a vital impact on Uganda - four years after its founder passed away.

It’s just over four years since 20 year old Charlene Barr from Dollingstown passed away. Before she died she had raised over £120,000 to build Hidden Treasure Primary School, just outside Kampala in Uganda.

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The money she raised not only built the two block school but also built teacher accommodation and provided a well to bring clean water to the school community.

The project she started continues to impact the lives of vulnerable children in Uganda and the charity’s popular annual fundraiser, “The Big Festive Fry” will be held again this year in Dollingstown on Saturday 13th December.

This year’s Charlene’s Project 4th Big Festive Fry will raise money for the third school the project is supporting. Kilwara Primary School is close to Kahara Primary School but the school has so little by way of resources. Like in Kahara many of the children go to school barefoot. Charlene’s Project wants to work with a cluster of primaries in the Kahara/Kilwara community so that more pupils complete primary education. In the longer term the aspiration would be to provide secondary school provision.

The 4th Big Festive Fry runs from 7.30am to 12 noon on Saturday, 13th December, in the Church Halls on the main street in Dollingstown. Please come out and support this event.