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Spotlight on Africa Ball

PUBLISHED: 11:56 24 February 2014 | UPDATED: 11:56 24 February 2014

Fiona Brown, Maria Ure, Rachel Vickers

Fiona Brown, Maria Ure, Rachel Vickers

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Harpenden charity Spotlight on Africa was ‘overwhelmed’ by the generosity of guests after raising more than £11,000 at its annual Spotlight Ball at Brocket Hall.

The charity delivers grassroots development in some of the poorest communities in Uganda. It has built schools, drilled boreholes to provide clean water, trained more than 250 health workers and supported more than 50 widows via a goat farming project.

Trustee chairman Hefin Rees QC said, ‘This year has been particularly rewarding as we have achieved much more with our supporting team in Uganda than our original goal to construct a primary school in Musoto. Our second primary school in Wampeyo opened in February and we are now forging ahead with plans to open a much-needed secondary school in a very poor slum called Namatala. We have bought six acres of land and are hoping to start building in 2014.’

Spotlight on Africa is running an appeal to adopt a goat for £25. To give a Ugandan family the gift of life outside poverty, go to hsoa.org.uk or email goats@hsoa.org.uk

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