Veronica Nyaga meets Barack Obama’s step-mother as she continues her UK trip

Veronica Nyaga UK trip
St Peter's Life Line Chair of Trustees, David Baldwin, Project Director Veronica Nyaga and St Mary's parishioner, Sara. Photo: Facebook/St Peter's Life Line

St Peter’s Life-Line Project Director, Veronica Nyaga, has continued her visit to the UK by visiting a number of well-known Berkshire tourist attractions including Legoland Windsor, Windsor Castle and Windsor Great Park before setting off for the next leg of her trip to Somerset.

Last weekend, Veronica, who is on her first trip outside Kenya, was invited to speak at two Warfield Church congregations who have supported St Peter’s Life Line generously over the last 7 years; St Peter’s and Eternity Bullbrook.

At St Peter’s, the charity took the opportunity to thank the founder of Pocket Money Fights Poverty, who has worked tirelessly to help raise funds for them. 

Pocket Money Fights Poverty
Julie, founder of Pocket Money Fights Poverty with St Peter’s Life Line Project Director Veronica Nyaga. Photo: Facebook/St Peter’s Life Line

Pocket Money Fights Poverty uses collection boxes, with the aim of putting in small change and pennies from children’s pocket money.

During her visit to Eternity Bullbrook, Veronica met fellow Kenyan Grace Obama, the step-mother of former US President Barack Obama. 

Veronica Nyaga with Grace Obama
Veronica Nyaga with Grace Obama, the former US President’s step-mother. Photo: Facebook/St Peter’s Life Line

An evening gathering at St Mary’s Church Hall in Glastonbury gave Veronica the opportunity to share examples of the charity’s work, including their fight against FGM, relieving poverty, caring for disabled children, educating and feeding youngsters and plans to produce women’s sanitary wear.

A morning visit to Puriton Primary School, which is twinned with Our Lady of Consolation (OLC) in Kathwana, saw Veronica speaking at the children’s assembly and also talking to parents about the charity’s work in Kenya. 

She also received a cheque for £296 raised from various school events which is sufficient to provide lunch to 20 primary school children for a whole school year of 205 days. Veronica also received some lovely posters to take back to OLC and a small gift from Toby and Daisy for their friend Mercy Joy at OLC.

Yesterday, Veronica attended another quintessential aspect of English school life, watching sports day at Butleigh Primary School and presenting the prize to the winning House.

For more photos from Veronica’s trip to the UK, check out the St Peter’s Life-Line Facebook page.

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