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Attleborough group's Uganda mission

PUBLISHED: 18:55 13 February 2008 | UPDATED: 14:25 14 July 2010

A group of Attleborough residents will be travelling to Uganda this month to visit some of the projects and people the parish church has helped support.

A group of Attleborough residents will be travelling to Uganda this month to visit some of the projects and people the parish church has helped support.

The link between St Mary's and Uganda began in 2001 when student Clare Webster went on a gap year teaching in a rural school at Iganga. Since her return, a charity has been set up to help impoverished orphans and families.

During the nine day trip, the Rev Michael Aisbitt and seven members of St Mary's Church will visit the village of Kawanga where the charity provided milling machinery and supports the local school. They will also see a water pump installed at another rural school, a well providing fresh water for people in Iganga, and an orphanage in Jinja where the charity supplies food, clothes and education items, as well as sponsoring some of the children.

It is hoped that the visit will spark even more enthusiasm for parishioners to support those who are poverty-stricken in Uganda. For more details about the charity visit the website www.ugandasupportfund.co.uk

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