There might not be snow in Africa this Christmas, but there will be a party!
Parents and Carers at Canon Peter Hall Church of England Primary School have donated an astonishing £347.17 to ‘Light in Africa’, a children’s home in Tanzania, so that the children in the home can enjoy a really special Christmas party.
Canon Peter Hall have an established relationship with Mama Lynn, the founder of Light in Africa, and children across the school have learnt a lot about Mama Lynn’s life, her work and of course the children that are supported by the Children’s homes and projects Mama Lynn has set up. Originally from Cleethorpes, Mama Lynn moved out to Tanzania and founded Light in Africa in 2000. Since then, Mama Lynn has grown Light in Africa to an organisation that cares for and educates over 200 children at any given time, feeds hundreds of children a day in a Food Kitchen and has treated over 125,000 people to date through medical outreach.
Pupils at Canon Peter Hall are always keen to come up with ideas for things they can do to help others, and through this partnership with Mama Lynn, their efforts are making a real difference to the lives of children in Tanzania. When the school managed to negotiate a free pantomime, including transport, for the pupils at Canon Peter Hall, it was proposed that parents and carers be approached for donations in place of payment for the pantomime trip. The generosity of parents, carers and the whole school community has been truly incredible, and the money raised will be put towards a Christmas party for the children in the care of Mama Lynn’s Children’s Home.