Since returning from Uganda last summer, Sally Squires and Jayne Henson, who both teach at James Peacock Infant School, have set up a fundraising group called ‘The Mustard Seed Project’. The group’s aim is to build a school for children taught on an island in a Ugandan swamp.
Currently the children on Tisai Island are taught under mango trees and can only access education when the weather is fine. The Mustard Seed Project has already provided access to clean water for the children, who were previously drinking from the dirty swamp.
The funds have also helped provide thousands of bricks. They now want to turn those bricks into a school. To help make this happen, the group is running a ‘Knickers for Knowledge Fashion Show’ on Tuesday 7th March at 7pm, at St Peter’s Junior School in Ruddington.
Tickets cost £5 (the equivalent of 200 bricks or a term’s worth of food for the children!) and include a wonderful goody bag, as well as up to 75% off well-known clothing brands. The event will also feature a raffle with some great prizes, and glasses of Prosecco available to buy from our ‘Brabar’. Donations of new knickers and any bra in good condition are very welcome!
Tickets for the Fashion Show are available from both St Peter’s and James Peacock Schools. If you’d like to know more about our group and its activities, search for ‘Mustard Seed Project (Teso, Uganda)’ on Facebook and join our page.