Wood Green children make Christmas extra special for Kenyan orphans

Children at Nightingale Primary will make Christmas very special for orphans in Kenya, as the 24 boxes they have filled with presents go off to Africa this week. The Wood Green children, participating in the Schools for Africa programme sponsored by Lynne Featherstone MP, have spent the autumn learning about poverty in Africa and filling boxes with toys, books and toiletries. This week, DHL will send the 24 boxes to children’s homes for HIV/ AIDS orphans in the Kenyan capital Nairobi.

Lynne Featherstone, Liberal Democrat MP, comments:

“I’m so proud of Nightingale Primary. The kids have been so generous, and the 24 boxes they have sent off today will touch the lives of some of the world’s poorest and most deprived children.

“With 14 million HIV and AIDS orphans in the world – this is really one of the biggest humanitarian challenges of our time. That’s why it’s so fantastic that all the children at Nightingale Primary can say ‘I helped and I have made a difference’.”