In the Summer Term of 2016, keen student volunteers filled and prepared forty big boxes with our old Rossall School uniform, which was so kindly donated by the Rossall parents. Mrs Lauren Platt initiated and coordinated the collection of the old uniform and Mrs Paula Porter then introduced us to Dr Mark and Jill Hendrickse, who have a strong link with a school in Malawi, where they also opened a day orphanage nearby.
On 4th July 2016, we delivered the clothes to Mr Brian Kelly, a generous charity worker and friend of Dr Hendrickse in Glasgow, where it had to wait for a ship container to be filled up before it could be finally loaded and shipped for free to Malawi on 1st November 2016.
It took almost four months, but the clothes all arrived safely at their destination in Ncheu, Malawi on 23rd February 2017! The Headteacher, Mr Dzino first opened box numbered 93 containing all the messages which our Rossall students had written on postcards for all the children at Kammwamba School and Miracle Orphanage. They celebrated the arrival of the clothes ceremoniously with jubilant children and teachers!
We are very grateful our donated uniforms have been so well received and hope to do the same again this year. If you have any clean, old school shoes, trainers and football and rugby boots that are still in good condition to donate, then please drop them off in a bag at the RosShop. The Chapel Committee and Round Square Volunteers will then again pack and process it all to be sent to Kammwamba School, along with the rest of the old school uniform that has been donated since we delivered the first shipment to Glasgow.
Please contact the Chaplain on [email protected] for more information.