Students of Freman College, Buntingford, together with alumni and members of the local community, have this week raised £4,500 in aid of ProjectRugot: our initiative to build 3 new classrooms at Rugot Primary School, Tororo District.
Students held an exhibition, showcasing a wide range of works on the theme 'Africa.' These works were then donated and sold, with all profits supporting Rugot. Among the most renowned contributors of the exhibition was sculptor John W. Mills, known principally for his Monument to the Women of WWII in Whitehall, London.
The outstanding hard work and talent of all artists involved compelled an impressed public, who subsequently donated thousands in support of the project. The largest donor of the evening were the Tom Swain Memorial Trust, set up in memory of the late photography Tom Swain, whose work was displayed at the exhibition. The Trust donated £2000, raising the overall sum of donations to £4,500.
We would like to convey our heartfelt thanks to all those involved in the ProjectRugot Exhibition. Your outstanding generosity will go on to usher a vital transformation in the educational opportunities of children in the community of Rugot, leading them to brighter and more prospectus futures.
Photos: (above) Maddy Kerr's stunning piece for the ProjectRugot Exhibition, which sold with 100% of profits donated; (below) Tom Swain remembered at the Exhibition.
Photo: (above) John W. Mill's marble relief 'LION.'