North Norfolk charity set to help overseas school

A charity set up by a north Norfolk couple which is helping schoolchildren in one of the world's poorest regions is set to give another �2,000 to help buy school books.

Ian and Wendy Graham, from Sir Williams Close, in Aylsham, have set up charitable trust, Mnarani Aid, to help Mnarani Primary School in Kenya.

The charity is now sending more than �2,000 to the headmaster to buy books and teaching materials for the school.

Mr Graham, who is a Broadland District councillor, said: 'He will be mainly buying books for standard two, the six year-olds' classes. They have not had any new ones for years.'

The amount has been made mainly possible by a charity gig played by the Mean Red Spiders band.

The couple have also been told the local council has started to build the perimeter wall around the school.

Mr Graham said: 'This means better security, no more goats and their mess, and no more litter. It will make the school a much better environment for the children.'

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Mr and Mrs Graham first came into contact with the school after going on holiday to Mnarani 10 years ago.

While there, they were asked to sponsor a child to help pay for their education. They did this, then decided to set up Mnarani Aid.

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