Nikki delivers 2,000 more life-saving nets

By Emily Pearce

Saturday, February 1, 2014

 

Nikki delivers 2,000 more life-saving nets

Nikki Collinson delivering one of the nets.

CHARITY worker Nikki Collinson has made a fresh trip to Uganda to distribute more than 2,000 mosquito nets to vulnerable children.

The chiropractor and founder of the Africa Children’s Development Trust thanked Islanders for supporting her Nets for Life campaign.

Thanks to the donations, she was able to deliver 2,100 mosquito nets to eight schools and an orphanage.

Nikki said: "Malaria kills 3,000 children a day in sub-Sahara Africa. These nets are huge and each net will easily protect two or three children for many years.

"We have no idea in this country what it is like to live in a place where the flies buzzing around you every night could kill you. I have had malaria and it’s awful but I survived. Sadly, so many people do not.

"Seeing the children’s faces when you give them their nets is priceless and knowing thousands more children will now be sleeping safely makes all the challenges associated with fundraising and logistics pale into insignificance.

"Thank you so much to everyone who made this possible, you really have saved lives."

To date, the trust has delivered more than 8,000 mosquito nets to Uganda.

Reporter: emilyp@iwcpmail.co.uk

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