Project Primrose brings joy to orphaned children

UK-BASED non-profit organisation Project Primrose recently spent two weeks in South Africa, assisting a number of centres and playschools in and around East London.

Founded by Stephan Bolton and Nicola Congdon, Project Primrose is based in Cornwall and aims to support the Ubuntu Rescue a Child at Risk Centre in Duncan Village.

The centre is the project’s main beneficiary and caters to 32 orphaned children from 16 months to 16 years old, many of whom suffer from Aids, cancer, abuse and neglect.

“The trip was set up after I appealed for donations of gifts and items from Rotary Clubs and friends and family to bring to South Africa. We really wanted to bring the children some joy,” Congdon said.

Receiving 40 knitted pencil cases complete with pencils, rubbers and sharpers, teddies, toys, clothes and many more items, Congdon and Bolton filled three large suitcases of gifts and travelled to the Eastern Cape.

Project Primrose’s visit to the East London area saw Bolton and Congdon take 50 children to enjoy a day at The Lion Park where they held a party complete with sweet treats and party packs.

Other centres visited and aided by Project Primrose during their visit to East London, included the Guardians of Hope Place of Safety, His Hands Care Centre for children with mental and physical disabilities and Precious Jewels Day Care Centre in Fort Grey.

“We hope to visit South Africa again soon and continue assisting wherever and however we can,” Congdon said.

For more information on Project Primrose, visit their Facebook page or www.projectprimrose.com

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