Man United initiative raises sh20m for charity


AON staff demonstrating the ‘Pass it On’ at St. Anthony School for Deaf at Nkozi

The AON-Manchester United ‘Pass it On’ global initiative made a stop-over in Uganda on Saturday with AON staff and partners contributing sh20m towards charity.

Travelling aboard two branded AON and Manchester United vehicles the Pass it On football made a stop-over at the St. Anthony School for the Deaf at Nkozi along Masaka Road as it made its continental-wide eight-month journey from South Africa via Tanzania .

John Lujuo from Tanzania passed on the ball to AON managing director Maurice Amogola. Amogola promised funding from AON for two special needs teachers for the school.

AON-Uganda staff handed over scholastic materials, foodstuffs, mosquito nets and other essentials worth sh10m to Fr. Anthony Ssenkaayi who runs the school. The insurance firm staff also participated in painting of the school.

A Manchester United soccer jersey was later auctioned at a cocktail, fetching sh10m which will go towards construction of a dormitory and a workshop at the school.

The campaign that kicked off in October 2011 moves north and will be in Cairo in four weeks before its final destination in the UK in June.

By Michael Nsubuga, The New Vision


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