Raising money for Africa - Preparing for a soaking mark Walton with students Sam Gibbons, Alex Hutson and Matt Dudley

A Reaseheath College worker braved a soaking in freezing temperatures to raise money for a charity in Africa.

Agriculture course manager Mark Walton was pelted with wet sponges and full buckets of water as he sat in stocks at the Nantwich campus.

And his chilly ordeal helped to rake in donations worth £154 in just one hour.

Mark leaves for Uganda next week as a volunteer with UgandAid UK.

It is a group based at Altrincham Baptist Church which works with Cheshire schools to promote understanding of Ugandan cultures and values and encourages sponsorship of young people in Uganda.

Mark, accompanied by sons Sam, 26, and Josh, 24, will travel to Jinja, in east Uganda, with a team of volunteers.

He will spend two weeks building pit latrines and helping to renovate a maternity ward at a hospital.

The money raised by the soaking and by a weekend bag pack at a local supermarket will go towards building materials for the projects.

This will be the third time that Mark, who lives in Wincham, has travelled to Uganda to help local communities with UgandAid.

As well as carrying out building work, the volunteers collect and take out useful items such as reading glasses, baby clothes and football kits.

Mark said: “Volunteering with UgandAid is very rewarding.

“The communities are so appreciative of everything you do for them.

“I’m very much looking forward to going out to Uganda again.”

For further details on UgandAid UK email [email protected]

(Pic: Mark Walton gets a soaking from students Sam Gibbons, Alex Hutson and Matt Dudley)

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

By using this form you agree with the storage and handling of your data by this website, to learn more please read our privacy policy.


Captcha * Time limit is exhausted. Please reload CAPTCHA.