Greetings from Uganda! We have lots going on behind the scenes at the Emily Collins School… a new area of ground has been dug up and now it is clear the guys can sow grass seed so that the schoolchildren can have a much needed playing field…how exciting. Well done Martin and the team and thank you for the photos. I’m looking forward to kicking a ball on the grass one day!

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Two firework displays, the first at the Ageas Bowl near Southampton and the second in Morden Park, London have raised much needed funds for the Emily Collins School, Kisoro, Uganda. Pains Fireworks is renowned for creating spectacular pyrotechnic displays. Not only...

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Thank you – Teachers

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Toys are a universal language

Toys are a universal language

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