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Juniors Fundraise for ‘A Place to Play – Jordan’

Tuesday 15th October 2019

Boys from 4th Newtownabbey Juniors section in NI presented a cheque recently to the Presbyterian Church in Ireland Moderator, Rt Rev Dr William Henry for £8.500 to support refugee children in Jordan.

4th Newtownabbey Juniors (based at Carnmoney Presbyterian Church), raised the largest sum of money for the project, at over £1,700, and were asked to present the cheque to the Presbyterian Moderator Dr William Henry.

The 18/19 project 'A Place to Play - Jordan' raised funds to construct and equip a playground at a church-run school for refugee children in the town of Fuhais in Jordan, where a local church provides free education to 32 children, aged 4 to 13 years old.

Rev Dr Jim Campbell, Chair of the Presbyterian Boys' Brigade World Mission Committee said: “Preparations are underway to purchase the equipment for the playground. There are currently 35 pupils at the school in Fuhais mainly from Syria and Iraq with a couple from Egypt.

Each year, the Presbyterian Junior BB Appeal gives Boys' Brigade Companies in congregations of the Presbyterian Church in Ireland the opportunity to help raise funds in support of an overseas project.

The 19/20 Junior Boys' Brigade project, ‘Reaching Higher’ will set its sights on raising funds to help build a nursery school for children living in the mountains of the Maasailand heartland in southern Kenya.

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