A borough councillor will be travelling to one of the world’s poorest countries to teach children about prevention of HIV.
Labour leader, Coun David Jamieson, will begin a 14 day visit to Uganda next week, accompanying a team from the charity Cricket Without Boundaries.
The organisation, founded in 2005, uses the quintessentially English sport to spread the life-saving message about the deadly condition.
Coun Jamieson, who lives in Olton, had previously taken part in a similar trip to Kenya 18 months ago.
“During the time I was there we coached 1000s of children and trainee teachers as well as visiting some of the two million children in orphanages, many of whom have lost their parents through AIDS,” he said.
“CWB is a great charity where most of the donations go directly to the children and schools in developing countries in Central Africa by donating cricket equipment and setting up coaching for them.”
To find out more about the trip and to sponsor Coun Jamieson, visit www.justgiving.com/David-Jamieson5