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.

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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 www.amigos.org.uk, call 01271 377664 or email info@amigos.org.uk

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