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Help fund a Group House for orphans

£5,140 of £5,430 goal

Raised by 28 people in 19 months
Urgent funds are needed to build a group house for 10 orphans and 2 care takers in one of the poorest areas of Uganda. Two thirds of the project costs have already been offered. The building plans and construction team are ready. With your help we can raise the final third of the required funding and make a huge difference to the children's quality of life.

Background
Starlight Family is a charity based in Kiboga, Uganda that provides education and care to the most vulnerable children and adults. Since our visit to them in 2014 we have continued to support their wonderful work. Despite having limited resources Starlight's directors, volunteers and supporters have managed to improve the lives of the children and adults in the area in many ways over the last seven years. Discover more about Starlight Family on their website or on their FaceBook page

Now there is an important opportunity to make a huge difference to the orphans who are being supported and cared for by Starlight Family.

The Project
Unfortunately the current accommodation for 10 of the children under the care of Starlight Family is inadequate in many ways and poses a risk to their health.
A recent visit to Starlight by long-time supporter David P. Armrein has led to German architect Volker Goebel designing suitable budget accommodation for the children and their caretakers and generously offering to oversee the project.

Making a Difference
We can all help to improve the lives of these and future children.To take advantage of the architects availability and sponsorship already offered the balance needs to be raised as soon as possible. Any contributions are gratefully received - thank you.

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Dear friends. The time has come for the orphans and their caretaker Janet to start using the orphanage. We cannot thank you enough for your support in creating this new home, helping to furnish it and provide bedding. Only one more things remains and that is to move the solar lighting from the old orphanage and add an extra panel and lights so that the new orphanage and toilet block can be adequately lit. If you are able to help with this then please donate to this campaign. A selection of pictures of the creation of the orphanage can be viewed on our website http://starlightfamily.org/about/past-project/
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'Love is our greatest strength' - this is the beautiful message accompanying a generous donation that brings the money raised for our campaign to over the target. Thank you once again to everyone who has donated. Updates and pictures of the finished home will be out soon. Happy New Year from us all.
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Only £734 to go! Hi friends since the last update there has been some delays in finishing the orphanage. We were advised that it the orphanage must have its own toilet facility and not use the one at the nearby school. Thankfully Mercel Habe has generously donated the amount needed for this and the work has started as shown in the photograph. Now we have received the final Bill of Quantities from our builders to complete everything and we are really hoping to raise this amount so the orphanage can be in use in time for Christmas. As always your help is appreciated.
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A truly inspiring donation received from a mother who has suffered the loss of her daughter. She has chosen to extend her compassion and care to the children in Uganda saying: '' I donated as my daughter passed away and makes you think that you need to help each other as money they come and they go'' . Starlight Family is truly grateful for the financial donation and the inspiration of her words of wisdom.
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£5,140 of £5,430 goal

Raised by 28 people in 19 months
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BB
£200
Barbara B
6 days ago (Offline Donation)
PS
£10
Philip Seeberg
7 days ago
CP
£20
Catherine Parson
1 month ago
CD
£200
Cynthia Deans
1 month ago
£600
Anonymous
1 month ago
IS
£100
Izabela Szypulska
4 months ago
PS
£10
Philip Seeberg
6 months ago
DA
£823
David Amrein
6 months ago (Offline Donation)
SR
£50
Susan Razavi
8 months ago
PS
£10
Philip Seeberg
8 months ago
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