Dollingstown ‘Big Fry Up’ raising funds for Uganda

Bore hole being drilled near a school in Uganda. It was made possible by donations at last year's Big Fry Up organised by Charlene's Project in Dollingstown

Bore hole being drilled near a school in Uganda. It was made possible by donations at last year's Big Fry Up organised by Charlene's Project in Dollingstown

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Charlene’s Project is hoping you will join them for their annual Big Festive Fry to help raise funds for Uganda.

The aroma of the tasty fry ups will start at 7.30am on Saturday morning December 14 and will run until 12noon at Dollingstown Church Hall.

Everyone is welcome and it will help make a difference to a variety of projects in Uganda organised by Charlene’s Project.

Charlene’s Project is a charity passionate about Uganda. Founder Charlene Barr suffered from Cystic Fybrosis, but she didn’t let that stop her fundraising for Hidden Treasures School right up until she died aged 20.

Last year’s Big Festive Fry in Dollingstown raised the money to drill a borehole at Kahara Primary School in western Uganda. Dr Dickie Barr said: ““A borehole was drilled at Kahara in February. The new water source is expected to meet the water demands of the school and neighbouring school community.”

Work continues on the school building as school numbers increase dramatically The 2013 school term started in Uganda in February. In Kahara, in February alone, the school registered 220 girls and 190 boys (410). The school attributes this dramatic increase to the new infrastructure and the good performance of the P7 candidates last year. The new classroom block will scale down the pupil to classroom ratio from 106:1 in 2012 to 58:1 in 2013.”