The Vale for Africa charity celebrated its 10th anniversary at a dinner and dance hosted by the Bear Hotel in Cowbridge, which raised £5,300 for inspiring projects in the Tororo district of Uganda.
Over 120 people enjoyed the evening, which included a moving performance by international students from the Atlantic College Choir.
Gareth Kiddie, Chair of Vale for Africa, said,
“ Our anniversary dinner and dance was a truly wonderful evening. We were raising funds for our partner projects in Uganda including eye care, library resources, piped water to schools, staff exchange and motorbike ambulances. We also support a student from Tororo at Atlantic College.
These projects would not be possible without the involvement of our Ugandan partner charity ACET (Advancement of Community Empowerment in Tororo) our supporters here in the Vale of Glamorgan and Hub Cymru Africa. I’d like to thank everyone who came along, including the Vale of Glamorgan Mayor and the Mayors of Llantwit Major and Cowbridge. ‘
Jane Hutt AM said,
“I was fortunate to spend part of my childhood in Uganda, and as a founder member of Vale for Africa it is great to be able to give something back and to see such positive results after 10 years.”