11th August 1999




Postgraduate students at the University of Lincolnshire & Humberside are to hold a coffee morning with a difference in aid of the ‘Lincoln adopts a school’ appeal.


The group has adopted a school in the ‘Eje Cafetero’ region of Colombia damaged by January’s earthquake. Supported by the university and the Lincolnshire Echo, the Colombians are to hold a coffee morning next weekend to help raise 25,000 for urgent infrastructure repairs.


The students will be hosting the event on Saturday 21st August between 10am and 11.30am at West Parade Methodist Church. There will be Colombian music, a display of posters and pictures and a group of Colombian students who are willing to share aspects of their culture and answer any questions.


“I’m looking forward to the coffee morning,” said postgraduate student Maria Carolina Ortegon Monroy. “We are so impressed and grateful to the Lincoln community for the support they have given to this cause.”


Anyone can come to the cultural bonanza and those wishing to donate cakes or bring bric-a-brac for the appeal are more than welcome.


If you can’t make the coffee morning but wish to make a donation to the appeal, please telephone Lincoln 886368 or e-mail jmejia@lincoln.ac.uk.



For more information contact:


Jez Ashberry, Press and Media Relations Manager, University of Lincolnshire & Humberside, tel: 01522 886042