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Church coffee morning will support African charity
1:49pm Wednesday 18th September 2013 in News
A DARLINGTON church will use its monthly coffee morning to support a charity working to help women in Uganda become self-sufficient.
St Andrew’s Church, in Haughton, Darlington, will welcome guests to the church hall on Saturday (September 21) between 10am and noon, with a number of stalls including bric a brac, a raffle and a book sale.
Proceeds from the event will go to the Together We Can project, based in the village of Kaluile, in Uganda, which was set up by Reverend Sheilagh Williamson, from Darlington, which helps women learn business skills.
The woman of the village were taught to make crafts such as paper beads, rag rugs and bed covers, some of which will be on sale at the coffee morning.
The new businesses in the village mean that some of the women have been able to send their children to school or buy animals or tools to further their earning potential.
Reverend Williamson will also be at the coffee morning to give a talk about the charity and its achievements.
Entry to the coffee morning is free.
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