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Africa trip for radio listener

A community radio station in Lancashire has sent a local listener on an African Impact Holiday.

The listener to Rossendale Radio accompanied station staff along with a member of the Agapao International charity on the two week trip to Uganda.

They have been working around the region of Jinja City in Eastern Uganda, which is near Lake Victoria.

Station Manager Tony Nixon has just returned from the journey and told RadioToday.co.uk: "We have been involved in all kinds of tasks; including building a porch for a clinic, and delivering baking equipment, sewing machines and goats to very needy villagers. Emotionally we have been totally up and down, but we have seen some incredibly disturbing sights and equally some very heartwarming too.”

The team has also carried out work at a children's hospital in Wassiki which receives little funding.

Breakfast Show presenter Andy Hargreaves said “We are extremely proud of Carol, Tony and Gaye and the rewarding work they have been carrying out with Agapao International. The stories that we have received are emotional and heartwarming.” Andy – known on air as Big H – said “We believe that this is one of the main objectives of Rossendale Radio, not only to engage with the communities we serve, but to offer opportunities as well.”

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