JOSS Stone s backed it, Barnstaple s helped build it and now, thanks to nine of North Devon s Rotary clubs, Amigos Kira Farm Agricultural College in Uganda will be fully kitted out following a staggering £28,000 donation. Thanks to the unique way Rotary

JOSS Stone's backed it, Barnstaple's helped build it and now, thanks to nine of North Devon's Rotary clubs, Amigos' Kira Farm Agricultural College in Uganda will be fully kitted out following a staggering £28,000 donation.Thanks to the unique way Rotary groups can receive match funding from their district - and from Rotary International's own charity, The Rotary Foundation - money has been made available for all the essential items to allow the agricultural training school to begin taking in students. There'll even be enough left over to buy a much-needed minibus that can also be used to generate a local income for the college. Amigos co-ordinator Phil Pugsley said: "When Nigel Vince at the Rotary Club of Ilfracombe told me he could raise some money to help kit out Kira Farm I was looking forward to receiving five hundred pounds. When he told me with the help of eight other local Rotary groups and two clubs in Uganda he'd raised more than £28,000 I was absolutely stunned."Led by Ilfracombe Rotary, Barnstaple Link, Okehampton, Hatherleigh, Holsworthy, Bideford Bridge, Bideford, Torrington and Braunton clubs joined forces. Ilfracombe Rotarian Nigel Vince said: "There are projects that really catch the imagination and this is an incredible venture that I knew we could really help.