The Parish of Minden-Kinmount continues to share the proceeds from its thrift shop with worthy causes around the world. This past July, Marjorie Robertson presented a cheque for $4,000 from the parish to Bishop McAllister School, an Anglican school in Kyogyera, Uganda. A few days earlier, the school had been attacked by robbers and three staff members were killed.
“With the funds, the school was able to build a new dormitory for its female students,” says the Rev. Joan Cavanaugh-Clark, incumbent of Minden-Kinmount. “The building includes secure doors, an apartment for the attending matron, and washrooms inside so the students don’t have to walk outside alone at night.”
Ms. Robertson is the daughter of John and Eleanor Irwin of St. Peter, Maple Lake and a member of St. Paul’s Anglican Church in Sackville, NB. For the past several years, she has spent six weeks each summer volunteering as a teacher at the school.