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Students give up holidays to help out at charity in Uganda

Four Buxton and Leek College students are giving up their half-term holiday in October to fly out to Uganda and help with a charity set up by a Chapel-en-le-Frith couple.

Four Buxton and Leek College students are giving up their half-term holiday in October to fly out to Uganda and help with a charity set up by a Chapel-en-le-Frith couple.

Four Buxton and Leek College students are giving up their October half-term holiday to help out with a medical mission in Uganda.

Health and Social Care students Zoe Bunney, Cassie Lawlor, Charlotte Blackburn and Grace Wright will fly out to help needy families as part of the Olive Medical Mission, set up by their lecturer Helena Brown, a former neonatal nurse from Chapel-en-le-Frith, and her husband, Robert, a podiatrist in Whaley Bridge.

Helena and Robert first visited Uganda to see the Revive a Life orphanage but they were appalled by the suffering they saw and wanted to help the local hospital in Kampala where people were dying while waiting for simple operations.

Helena said: “We are working hard as part of the Olive Medical Mission to provide a beacon of hope with a medical centre. We want to make the place cleaner and better and our students are going to be cleaning, painting and decorating for the week.”

To support the students in their fundraising efforts, contact Helena by emailing info@olivemedicalmission.org.uk or call 07731 518776.

 

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