Author and charity volunteer tells of her experiences in Uganda with new book

Margaret McAlpine book signing
Margaret McAlpine book signing
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A volunteer who has dedicated herself to helping Ugandan children out of poverty has penned a book about her experiences.

‘Well Be Back’, fondly named after a traditional Ugandan greeting, chronicles Margaret McAlpine’s charitable journey to the African nation.

The Bury St Edmunds resident has been travelling to Uganda twice annually for seven years with charity Soft Power Education, which is based in the town.

The author originally signed up for a three week trip after contracting cancer and getting divorced.

She said: “I enjoyed my time in Uganda so much that I had to write about it. I was inspired by their work and wanted to turn my bad experiences into good ones.”

Soft Power Education was established in Bury fifteen years ago and continues to hold partnerships with local schools and communities in Uganda.

“We refurbish classrooms, schools and help to encourage families out of dire poverty. I hope that my book will bring Soft Power Education’s incredible work to light.”

She will sign copies of the book in the Buttermarket branch of Waterstones tomorrow, from 10am-4pm.