UPPER Bann DUP MLA Stephen Moutray is to join party colleagues from Donacloney and Lurgan on the Belfast City Marathon nine-mile walk in aid of the charity, ‘Charlene’s project’.
Mr Moutray will join Councillor Mark Baxter from Donacloney and Councillor Carla Lockhart from Lurgan on the challenge which seeks to raise money for people in Uganda.
Speaking ahead of the event on May 7, the MLA said, “The late Charlene Barr was the founder of this charity which she set up to help people in Uganda. A school has already been completed and they are progressing with the second build.”
Charlene died from cystic fibrosis, but in her short life she was an inspiration to many people and touched many lives.
“When she had to drop out of school due to failing health, Charlene made the decision that she would raise money to build a school in Uganda so that children there would get a chance of an education,” said Mr Moutray.
“We have been touched by her project and the vision that Charlene had. We are taking part in this walk as part of the Belfast City Marathon event and would welcome any donations for this tremendous cause.”