Pen pals united

Pen pals united

After more than four years of letter writing back and forth from Marmion to Uganda, they met when the Watoto Children’s Choir visit Perth on a recent Australian tour.

‘Meeting Madrine was amazing, absolutely amazing, you can’t even fathom it,’ she said.

‘She was very grateful and humble, they are very respectful ” the children called me aunty.’

Ms Hutchison said she felt blessed to be born in Australia and that sponsorship gave a child a chance at a quality life.

‘I can give somebody a life, she has house, she’s fed, she gets an education, all for $40 a month ” that’s one takeaway a week.’

Founded in 1994, Watoto Child Care Ministries provides support for orphans and vulnerable women in Uganda.