On Thursday 25 June, Glenlola pupils in years 8-11 took part in a sponsored walk in aid of our whole school charity, Charlene’s Project.
The charity was founded by Charlene Barr, sister of one of our staff members, Mr David Barr. Moved by the need she saw during a family visit to Uganda in 2008, she started Charlene’s Project in 2009 when she had to drop out of school due to failing health. On the lung transplant list, she decided that if she couldn’t go to school, then she would raise money to build a school in Uganda so that some of the children she had grown to love would have a chance of an education. She saw the money raised to build Hidden Treasure Primary School but sadly passed away, aged just 20, in October 2010. Her dream lives on with two primary schools in Uganda (Hidden Treasure and Kahara Primary).
Our pupils had a fantastic day on the sponsored walk and were united in doing something which will make a difference to girls their age in another country. Over £6000 was raised and will be used to further the education of the pupils in the communities that Charlene’s Project supports, particularly of the girls, who up to now have found it very difficult to receive an education.
Many thanks to everyone who supported this amazing event!