Rotarians host Ugandan school fundraiser night

The school pupils in Uganda waving for the camera.
The school pupils in Uganda waving for the camera.

Members of the Rotary Club of Portlethen and District held a successful quiz and bingo night at the Newton Arms last Friday

Members raised £974 in support of their International Committee’s Charity work in Uganda when over 60 people turned out.

A stovies supper was donated by the Newton Arms as well a fine bottle of Highland Park whisky as a main raffle prize.

The members of the club have been supporting school projects at Bubaare and Muko High Schools in the Kabale area of Southern Uganda for the last 16 years.

They have seen many successes in supporting and changing the lives of over 300 orphans and needy children during that time.

Scheme co-ordinator, Rotarian Robbie Middleton, told attendees: “In the last 12 months the club has maintained and supported 34 children, working directly through the Rotary Club of Kabale and District with absolutely no administrative cost to the scheme other than bank charges for the cost of money transfer from Aberdeen to Kabale.”

This year, a total of £7800 has been raised and transferred in support of the children, many of whom are AIDS orphans who will now have the chance of an education and full life ahead of them.

In addition, the club has partnered with Aberdeen Budge Trust in a £17,000 upgrade of facilities.

This will include the installation of water tanks and solar electricity at Muko High School after a visit by the Budge Family to inspect the needs of the school.