A former resident of Rothesay has thanked the people and businesses of Bute for backing her charity mission to Africa.
Sharon Tritschler travelled to Tanzania with the Maarifa Project in October to teach drug and alcohol awareness, sexual health awareness and basic first aid.
She also managed to find time for an ascent of the continent’s highest peak, Kilimanjaro, whose peak stands 5,895 metres above sea level.
The Maarifa Project raises money to provide former street children in the city of Arusha with a quality education.
Among Sharon’s local backers was the Webhelp UK customer service firm, through its Rothesay contact centre, which donated £120 to help Sharon in her efforts.
Sharon said: “I would like to thank my sponsors Clyde Arboriculture, Webhelp UK’s Rothesay branch, West College Scotland in Greenock and Bute Hire for their sponsors for my experience and Kilimanjaro climb.
“I would also like to thank some businesses for their encouragement and support: Rothesay Post Office, Mave’s Lucky Box, Taylor’s Amusements, The Dairy and M&B’s Pound Plus on Bute, Loco Events, Wordup and Card Chioce in Greenock and finally The Buteman for running my story and plea for fundraisers, alongside all those friends and family who sponsored me to complete this experience of a lifetime of teaching in Tanzania.”
We hope to catch up with Sharon on her return from Africa to find out all about her experience - watch this space for more!