Friends from a church in Wooburn Green are busy at work converting pillow cases and t-shirts into dresses and shorts for when they visit schoolchildren in Kenya this summer.

Since 2010 a group from St Paul’s Church have visited the Hilton Slum in Nakuru, Kenya, every year with visitors taking clothes and shoes for the children.

This year, seven will be making the trip in July with one family hoping to spread the word about the challenges the children face.

In a bid to take as many clothes as possible the group also convert unwanted pillow cases and t-shirts into clothes for boys and girls.

Wullie Wilson, who will be visiting again this summer with his family, said: “My wife Samantha along with friends from the church and neighbourhood run a workshop which turn pillowcases into girl’s dresses and men’s t shirts into boys shorts.

“Last year we took out 204 dresses and about the same in shorts.

“We also had great support from St Pauls School, Dropmore School and a few other outlets who supplied us with children’s second hand shoes. In all we took out 12 suitcases jam packed with shoes.”

They are happy to receive donations to help fund the children while any clothes items would be gratefully received this year.

For more information about the group, or to support the venture, please visit or email Anyone who feel they can help should also contact Mr Wilson on 07907 854950.