Don't miss a story sign up to the North Devon Gazette's FREE daily newsletter CLICK HERE

Charity gets buzz from donation

09:44 27 March 2014

Amigos volunteer Bob Gill; Amigos CEO Phil Pugsley and Ian Wallace and Ruby Mapp from Quince Honey Farm.

Amigos volunteer Bob Gill; Amigos CEO Phil Pugsley and Ian Wallace and Ruby Mapp from Quince Honey Farm.


Quince Honey Farm donates 96 jars of honey to help fund beekeeping project in Uganda.

A LOCAL charity has received a buzz from a donation of honey to help set up a beekeeping project in Uganda.

Quince Honey Farm handed over 96 jars of the sweet stuff to Amigos Worldwide, who will sell them to fund an apiary project at their project Kira Farm Training Centre in Uganda.

The idea was brainchild of volunteer Bob Gill, who hopes the project will help around 40 disadvantaged young people a year.

He said: “We’re setting up a beekeeping project at Kira Farm because it fits in perfectly with the ethos and aims of the school - it’s a way of giving people the means to raise their income and standard of living in a sustainable and environmentally friendly way.”

Students will be able to make various products from candles to lip balm from the beeswax, and sell them to make a living.

Ian Wallace, manager and owner of the South Molton Quince Honey Farm, said he though the project would be a success.

He said: “I found out about Amigos when one of my staff members, Nellie Odam-Wilson, did a fundraiser where she ‘wore’ a beard of bees to help raise money to go on a school trip to Kira Farm.

“When Bob got in touch I was keen to contribute towards the project because I believe it has huge promise. I

“I think this is a really interesting project because it utilises nectar which has so many useful properties but at the moment is largely ignored in the developing world.”

Phil Pugsley, CEO of Amigos Worldwide thanks Bob for his offer to fundraise for the project, and Ian for the donation of honey.

He said: “It’s such an important project for a number of reasons - the nutritional value of honey has been well documented, particularly when it comes to child development, and honey can play a vital role in improving the health of under-nourished children.

“Honey can also be a valuable addition to the diet of mums are who living with HIV, keeping them healthy so they are able to care for their children for as long as possible.”

The charity is currently seeking donations to help towards the launch of the beekeeping project. To donate go to, call 01271 377664 or email


Other News Stories

Yesterday, 10:00
Go North Devon staff and volunteers collecting for the SOS Appeal. Picture: Tony Freeman

Appeal to North Devon companies to help preserve ring and ride plus shopmobility services

Read more
Yesterday, 08:17
Was this artwork created by a celebrity? Place your bid in the Children's Hospice SW charity online auction

Children’s Hospice South West hosts secret online charity auction

Read more
Fri, 17:20
Libby Ross of Devon and Severn IFCA tags a blonde ray in Bideford Bay. Picture: Steph Davies

Fishermen join tagging scheme to prove ray stocks are abundant off the North Devon coast

Read more
Fri, 15:25
Frederick and Agnes Reed

American family seeking to reunite their grandfather with his beloved wife, who is buried somewhere in Bideford

Read more
Fri, 13:38
North Devon District Hospital in Barnstaple. Picture: Andy Keeble

Healthcare trust to keep impact on services minimal throughout industrial action

Read more
Fri, 12:39
The Coca-Cola Christmas lorry will be in Barnstaple Square until 8pm today. Picture: Andy Keeble

Famous red lorry brings festive cheer to town Square

Read more
Thu, 16:51
Fore Street Christmas market will be undercover this year. Picture: Sally Almond

Sunday’s event will go ahead as planned, but undercover in case of inclement weather

Read more
Thu, 15:19
The proposed hotel in Westward Ho!

Planning inspector overturns Torridge District Council decision to refuse ‘in principle’ plans for 15-bed ‘Whotel’

Read more
Thu, 12:05
Could Eleanor Grant's song In Your Arms be a Christmas number one?

Teenage singer’s song for new animated movie about the Louisa lifeboat launch makes its bid for festive chart success

Read more
Thu, 10:29
Abi Calvert and Darcy Baldock at the Ilfracombe Lighting of the Lights.

‘Best crowd in years’ as thousands gather to kick off ‘combe’s Christmas

Read more

Christmas in North Devon

Christmas in North Devon

Christmas Magazine

Click here for your ultimate guide to
Christmas in North Devon

Local Weather



max temp: 11°C

min temp: 10°C

Most Read News

Great British Life

Great British Life

Useful Links

Advertise in the paper
Submit a Story
Subscribe to the paper
North Devon Football League
Order Photos
Family notices
Google Plus Page
Reader Travel

Family Notices 24

Read Online

Read the North Devon Gazette e-edition E-edition

Search for a job in Devon

Local business directory

North Devon's trusted business finder

Find planning applications