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Good response to school appeal

PUBLISHED: 12:38 12 December 2009 | UPDATED: 15:56 03 July 2010

FUNDRAISERS have had a good response so far to an appeal for £10,000 to help provide African children with a new brick school.

Winterton woman Margaret Corteen has so far received £300 to pay for the new school building to be finished in the Ugandan village of Namutamba.

FUNDRAISERS have had a good response so far to an appeal for £10,000 to help provide African children with a new brick school.

Winterton woman Margaret Corteen has so far received £300 to pay for the new school building to be finished in the Ugandan village of Namutamba.

She launched her appeal in November because the developers did not have enough money to finish the work, forcing children to take lessons outdoors until the work can be completed.

However, there are no books or other teaching materials and the school's old building, which has not been demolished, can not be used because it is in a dilapidated state with peeling paintwork and a leaking roof.

Mrs Corteen, of Green Courts, has launched the appeal as she lived in the African country between 1955 and 1967 and sent her son Tony, now 48, to the school.

Her husband Robert worked for a Christian tea plantation.

She said if she could raise the figure this would pay for floors doors windows walls as well as furniture and books, lighting and water for the new building, which has a corrugated iron roof.

Anyone who would like to know more about the appeal or to donate can do so by calling 01493 393642.

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