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Can you help this worth while cause?

By Frank Barretta

A message for James McGuire (John McGuire's Grandson).....

From: James McGuire (John McGuire's Grandson)

20 February 2019

To Clapham Old Xaverians


I am a 15 year student, currently attending Welling School. In July 2019, about fifteen fellow students and myself will embark on a 2 week tour to Uganda, where we will teach Tag Rugby to the local children, including those who have been orphaned or suffering with disabilities.

Whilst in Uganda, we will also be helping the community of Bewenga School, a dilapidated building where the local students learn. It was back in 2015, during the first tour to Uganda, that we first helped the school, by building an extra classroom and repainting the entire interior. We returned two years later, in 2017, when we rebuilt the roof and repainted the exterior of the school.

Despite what is written above, the point of this letter is not just to inform you of what will happen, but is to ask you to assist/contribute towards the fundraising. The group aim is to raise £30,000 by June 2019, my share of this is £2,000. I am not asking you to raise the entire £2,000 for me, but any contribution would be very much appreciated. If you as a club could raise some money through a fundraising event (I am more than willing to assist in any capacity), that would be fantastic, but any donation, from the club, any individual or sponsors would be appreciated.

For further information about the 2 previous tours, you can search 'Welling School in Uganda' into Youtube or look at the following two links: and

If you wish to help out, please let me or my parents know. As for any funds you choose to donate, please send them online directly to the ‘Welling Uganda justgiving’ page ( and so that the funds are allocated to me please tag my name – James McGuire.

Thanking you in advance.

Yours faithfully

James McGuire

Just Giving LINK

Updated 13:29 - 5 Mar 2019 by Frank Barretta

Where next?

Anthony (Tony) Morrish RIP Anthony (Tony) Morrish (1933-2019) died peacefully in Bedford South Wing Hospital on 23rd February surrounded by his family.
COXA "Mons", Belgium, Battlefield Tour - 7th to 9th June 2019 Another great opportunity to visit our fallen friends. After the previous hugely successful trips, this relaxed, social trip is not to be missed.


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