Volunteers take items of clothing to Africa

Some of the children at Rain Edge International wearing school clothing from Kings Priory Academy, Tynemouth
Some of the children at Rain Edge International wearing school clothing from Kings Priory Academy, Tynemouth

A group of volunteers froma borough chairty have taken school clothing and uniforms to Africa.

The volunteers led by Rev Alan Dickinson of The BAY Church, who is also vice-chairman of Whitley Bay-based umbrella charity Angels of the North,took the clothes donated from the borough, to a large school, orphanage and hospital in Kenya, East Africa.

The group spent eight days at a developing complex called Rain Edge International that includes a 350-pupil school, an orphanage that is home to 150 children, feeding facilities for over 250 local children each week and a developing hospital in an extremely poor area of Nakuru.in the Rift Valley of Kenya.

The donated clothing was part of a very large quantity of school uniforms and sports kits that became redundant upon the merger of Priory Infants School and King’s School in Tynemouth to form King’s Priory Academy and were donated by the former schools to Angels of the North for use in the developing world.

The whole idea of Rain Edge International was the brainchild of Pastor Samuel “Sammy” Nawali who last week met with representatives of The BAY Church and Angels of the North.