Charity sales will take place in Lubenham

Charity sales will take place in a village near Market Harborough on Saturday March 26.

At one of the events, you can buy trinkets, collectables and bric-a-brac at the Lubenham Village Hall from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.

The money raised will be used to support a school for underprivileged children in Ghana.

The school was co-founded by Robert Smyth Academy alumnus Ian Burbidge.

He acted as a Ghanaian teacher friend who wanted to help some of the poorest children in his hometown of Saltpond in the West African country.

Ian said the youngsters lived in shacks on the beach or in abandoned, overcrowded buildings.

Many have only one surviving parent or are orphans.

“From elementary age through to the end of junior high school, the school not only provides free education and vocational training, but also free school meals, school uniforms, medical insurance and access to drinking water. .

“It helps break the cycle of poverty that often plagues fishing communities in Ghana,” said Ian, from Lubenham.

“The community we serve is one of the poorest in Ghana.

“Education is a way out of poverty,” added Ian.

“We are proud that the charity is run here entirely by volunteers, so there are no hidden costs.

“All the money raised goes to the school.”

You can read more about Ian’s initiative on their website here: www.saltpondeducationproject.org.ukA sale of used garden tools and cycles, including children’s bikes, will also be held at the same time to support the Lubenham All Saints Church Fabric Fund.

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