HD Stafford fundraisers (from left) Nate Cavalli, Shannon Duralia, Sheila Ormrod, Principal Gary McCuaig, Global Emergency Missions Society director Indridi Kristjansson, Djiba Camara, Crystal Smith, Kyla Fowler and Sara Humberstone.

HD Stafford fundraisers (from left) Nate Cavalli, Shannon Duralia, Sheila Ormrod, Principal Gary McCuaig, Global Emergency Missions Society director Indridi Kristjansson, Djiba Camara, Crystal Smith, Kyla Fowler and Sara Humberstone.

Family fun day set for Africa relief

Thursday, May 28 event at HD Stafford to help impoverished children in Guinea

A family fun day is planned at HD Stafford Middle School for Thursday, May 28 from 5 to 9 p.m.

With 20 games to play at 25 cents each, silent auction, prizes, a barbecue put on by firefighters and more, there will be plenty of fun had by all who come by.

Proceeds from the Family Fun Day will go to help impoverished children in Guinea, where P.E. and French teacher Djiba Camara was born.

He is hoping to raise enough money to send a container full of  generators, motorcycle, computers and other items that will aid children in Africa.

He hopes to have the container there this summer.

With help from the Langley community, he has already sent one container to  Guinea. Under police security, Camara met the container at the dock, making sure the contents got to the right people.

While there, he saw that the situation there is much worse than even realized. Now, the west African country has been devastated by Ebola as well.

Members of the Stafford family, including principal Gary McCuaig and the PAC along with many students are helping organize the Family Day. They are also getting support from Global Emergency Missions Society director Indridi Kristjansson. Members of the Langley Secondary family are also wanting to help.

If you have an auction item you would like to donate or would like to volunteer call Stafford at 604-534-8986.