Hadfield couple’s plea to help run Kenyan school
Monday 5th December 2016 22:18 Glossop Chronicle Hadfield News Posted by Adam Higgins

More cash is needed to run the school built by a Hadfield couple in the Kenyan bush.

Margaret and Geoff Trimby need £300 a month from January to pay teachers’ and caretaker’s wages and food for the children.

She said: “We are opening more classrooms so we need more teachers.

“We want to pay them the going rate, we do not want them to leave.

“We have 240 children aged from three to 12.”

The set-up at Kikambala is a change from what the Trimbys saw when they stumbled on a Kenyan clearing and saw children being taught in a shed.

It was 10 years ago, the couple were on holiday.

Within hours they were buying pencils and paper for the school.

A decade on they have built Neema School, much of the cash coming from Glossop, the uniforms and cast-offs from Glossop schools.

Money is still being raised for the school trust.

Tesco Glossop donated £100 in vouchers which were spent on stationery, antiseptic creams and medical plasters to be taken out to the school.

Margaret thanks the store’s community champion Hannah for all her support.

For details on the charity and how to donate, call 01457 852133 or email trimbyz@hotmail.co.uk.

 

By David Jones