Over the last few years the Parenta Trust Rally has been the talk of the town, and this year was by no means an exception to that rule! The PTR Drive to Build a School set off from Maidstone on the 17th June 2015. And what a drive it was… 8 countries, 2,000 miles in a car worth around £350! A minimum sponsorship of £1000 per car was donated by our intrepid drivers, and they set off on a route that takes in some of the best roads that Europe has to offer.
Since the first Maidstone to Monaco Rally back in September 2013 the charity have raised enough funds to commission the build of 3 nursery schools across Uganda. The first nursery school was sited in Luwero, at Good Shepherd. The second that is currently under construction is in Dokolo, at Opilitok. The latest to be commissioned will be sited in Luwuuka, alongside Dean Rolland Primary School in Uganda.
Commenting on the commissioning of its third nursery, Andrew Cooper, Chairman of Parenta Trust said: “Being able to commission our third school has far exceeded our hopes and aspirations for assisting pre-school aged children in Eastern Africa, and we are beginning to see a real impact on the ground.”
The third school will accommodate around 150 children under 5. This will bring the total number of pre-school aged children being provided with a quality education through Parenta Trust to 450.
Allan Presland, Founder of Parenta Trust and MD of Parenta Group, paid tribute to those who had contributed to raising the funds: “My thanks go out to the amazing rally teams who have helped raise funds for the charity, and to those people who sponsor some of the children at the nursery schools, as well as to local businesses and friends who have done so much to help raise funds. I am truly touched that so many people have supported this cause.”
So if you feel inspired to get involved in the drive to build the 4th Nursery School then please don’t hesitate to contact us. We will be setting off on the 22nd June 2016 for the 5 day rally – it is enormous fun and for such a worthy cause. So if you are looking for an adventure with a few friends, or your loved ones then fix the date in your diary. Further details of how to register are available online at www.parenta.com/charity