African charity night at Shrewsbury College

  • Date Published: Wednesday, 09 Apr 2014
  • Departments: Cross College,

Shrewsbury College students and staff will be hosting an African themed charity night in aid of Ugandan children’s charity, Omushana.

Omushana aims to make a positive contribution to children’s lives by improving their educational opportunities, welfare, confidence and enjoyment. The project was founded in 2014 by Gill Castle, from Shropshire and Emmy Gongo from Uganda.

Gill has been working closely with Progression Specialists Phil Castle and Lesley Urquhart from Shrewsbury College to raise awareness of the charity by organising a fun filled African themed evening later this month.

“We organise a wide variety of charity events throughout the year with the enrichment students at the College and when Gill came along to our Christmas Fayre last year, we were extremely interested in helping out in any way we could,” said Lesley.

“The evening will consist of an African-themed buffet, prepared, cooked and served by our Catering students and entertainment will be offered throughout the evening.

“Our enrichment students are currently working on making animal silhouettes, posters and table pieces to decorate the restaurant, and Gill will be bringing items from her recent trip to Uganda to sell, including, paper bead jewellery, woven baskets and animal wood carvings.

“We welcome and encourage anyone wanting to attend to come along and enjoy what promises to be a fantastic evening, for a fantastic cause,” she added.

The Omushana African charity night will take place on Thursday, 1 May at 7pm at Origins Restaurant at Shrewsbury College, London Road.

Tickets cost £15 single or £25 per couple. To book your ticket please email Phil Castle,

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