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Traders support Dromore family's efforts in Uganda

Ellen Hillen Lisburn Square Manager presents Nathan and Chris McCluskey with the football kit. US2708-101A0 Picture By: Aidan O'Reilly

Ellen Hillen Lisburn Square Manager presents Nathan and Chris McCluskey with the football kit. US2708-101A0 Picture By: Aidan O'Reilly

LISBURN Square Traders have offered their support to a Dromore family who have travelled to Uganda to spend time working with Dwelling Places Rehabilitation Home.

The McCluskey family has visited the region over the past three summers and have raised in the region of 15,000 for the project. Dwelling Places work with street children in Kampala and aims to rescue, rehabilitate, reconcile and resettle the children.

Lisburn Square traders have supported this effort each year and have donated a 100 shopping voucher and proceeds from a treasure trail organised as part of a fun day. This year they agreed to provide a football kit for the team the McCluskey boys set up and coached two years ago. Many of the children are disadvantaged socially and football is an amazing way to reach out to the boys in Dwelling Places.

As well as running the football school the family will be involved in a home school education programme, arts and craft and delivering a programme to young people who will go into independent living from September.

Ulster Star
18/07/2008