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Fire at Sierra Leone School

A serious fire broke out in the early hours of 21 February at the Milton Margai School for the Blind in Freetown, Sierra Leone.

The fire ignited at the centre of the school building, which cut off a means of escape for the 30 resident girls who were asleep in their dormitory. Matron raised the alarm and she, with members of the local community, bravely ran through the flames to rescue the pupils. 

Thankfully, there were no fatalities and none of the girls are badly hurt, but they are receiving counselling to help them to deal with the effects of trauma.

Sierra Leone Mission has donated £1000 to help with the initial rebuilding costs, and any further donations would be greatly welcomed to assist the school.

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Alternatively donate by Bank Transfer:

Barclays Bank
Sort code: 20-16-08, Account number: 30799076, Account name: Sierra Leone Mission 

(NB We are very grateful to receive anonymous donations, but when making a bank transfer donation, the donor's name is needed for auditing purposes. Please be assured this information will remain private.)

Or send a cheque to:

Sierra Leone Mission. Postal address: Janet Foord, 2 Cheyne Close, Church Milton, Sittingbourne, Kent, ME10 2SQ