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Watch this space for details of the music event on November 16th, plus we hope to be selling some Christmas cards using drawings done by children of the school, so please consider if you could sell a few packs. More detail to come later.

The Rowan Varey Memorial Fund came about in response to donations given by so many people who’d come into contact with Rowan, a girl diagnosed with leukaemia at the age of 3, during her life and who wanted to help sick or needy children in some way. Initially money from the fund was mainly sent to children’s wards in the hospitals where Rowan had been a patient, however later donations were made to children’s organisations in Romania, Chernobyl and India.

We now support a long term project in Uganda, Africa where we have helped to build, and continue to support, a boarding school for deaf children, many also orphaned by Aids or war. we have been working alongside another charity Action Aid who had a local office close to the school, however the office has been closed for some years now and we have dealing directly with the head teacher and school Governors. We are now in the process of registering to be a recognised charity in our own right and we hope this will be passed in the next few months.

This YouTube video shows ‘Unreported World’ following the inspirational work of the sign language teachers transforming the lives of deaf children and adults in Uganda. It is worth watching the whole program, however Kinyinya School is featured from the 7th minute onwards: