British charity donates Cilla Black memorial desk to Waa school

Cilla Black desk
School desk in Mbweka Primary School near Kwale dedicated in memory of Cilla Black

British couple Bill and Lynn Morris, who run the Kenyan Schools Project from their home in Ellesmere, Shropshire have donated a school desk to Mbweka Primary School in Waa, Tiwi, through their own charity in memory of Liverpool legend Cilla Black who died last year.

The couple said they ‘wanted to do something nice’ in memory of Liverpool icon after growing up listening to her music.

Bill and Lynn Morris of the Kenyan Schools Project
Bill and Lynn Morris of the Kenyan Schools Project

Speaking to the Liverpool Echo, 58 year old Bill,who  works at Cadbury’s said “We thought it was appropriate to do this for her family off our own backs.”

“This is just a little thing from Lynn and I but, at the end of the day, two little kids sit at Cilla’s desk every day instead of on a concrete floor. To them, that means so much”, he added.

The couple run the Kenyan Schools Project, which helps Kenyan schools since 2004 when they have raised over £80,000 and donated everything from desks and scholastic equipment to electricity and new classrooms.

The desks are made in Kenya by local carpenter Zani, and it costs just £20 to donate a personalised desk and you can find out more about the charity by visiting the Kenyan Schools Project website.


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