Emma Burke is one of the eight local girls who will be travelling to Nairobi in Kenya, in July this summer, to volunteer at the Nyumbani Orphanage for three weeks.
Emma, along with tremendous support from her family, organised a supper Ceilidh in the Hillside Village Hall on Friday, April 3, which was extremely well-attended and a great success. Emma wished to raise as much money as possible and 100 per cent of the proceeds will be used to make improvements, buy essentials and hopefully treat the children of the orphanage during the trip.
Emma told the Review: “We would like to thank all the local businesses that made donations towards this evening, along with friends, family and all that supported the event.”
Six of the girls who will be travelling along with Emma were by her side waitressing, washing dishes and selling raffle tickets.
This was a great team-building event for the girls, in preparation for what is likely to be their life-changing experiences this summer.
Emma continued: “A huge thank you to all involved in raising money. The sum of £1122.05 was raised for the Nyumbani Orphanage.”