Update on ‘1000 friends for Maria’ Appeal

As of 21 March Deafway have raised £8,717 towards their £10,000 target for the ‘1000 friends for Maria’ appeal, which will fund a school in Uganda for two years.

Deafway is really thankful for the fantastic response they have received so far and hopes the support continues over the next ten days in order to get to the £10,000 total by 31 March.

Appeal background

Maria is a young girl who was born profoundly deaf. Without specialist education, Maria will never learn to communicate with her family and friends. The school she attends has no money and neither Maria’s grandmother nor the families of the other deaf children can afford school fees.

Eighteen months ago, Deafway formed a partnership with St. Anthony’s School; a school for deaf children in Uganda where Maria attends. Deafway are aiming to fund and support the school for an initial two year period. To do this they need to raise £60,000 to cover all of the costs for the school to educate 50 deaf children for two years. That’s just £12 per child per week.

So far Deafway have raised around £50,000. The closing date to raise the final £10,000 is 31 March 2012. If you would like to help you can text 70070 with the message UGAN01 and £10 or donate online at www.deafway.org.uk.

For more information on the campaign visit www.deafway.org.uk.

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