Weʼre raising £1,500 to support the Latymer Upper Uganda Foundation so I am going to walk the 100 mile South Downs Way. Yes, you read that right - 100 miles!
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In October I am really lucky to be one of 50 Latymer Upper pupils going to Uganda over half term. We are not going for a holiday but to work with three fantastic organisations devoted to improving the lives of poor and orphaned children.
My very generous parents have donated the cost of the trip so everything that I raise goes to support these children who have so little. I have already raised the minimum amount required by school to go with bake sales but I really want to raise as much money as I can. The more I raise the more we can achieve.
On June 10th our whole group is cycling (16.5 miles) or running (5.5 miles) around Richmond Park. I was all set to do this. I even repaired the puncture in my bike but then I got appendicitis and had my appendix taken out on Wednesday (6th June) so now I can't do it.
However my main fundraising activity is still on. It will take place over 9 days in the summer holidays when I am going to walk the full length of the South Downs Way - 100 miles - from Winchester to Eastbourne. I know - crazy - but I wanted to do something that really was challenging and this seemed to fit the bill.
Please read about the Mlisada Orphanage, the Hidden Treasure Primary School and Soft Power Education below and then support me so I can support them and the wonderful work that they do. Thank you B xx
The Mlisada Orphanage aims to reduce the number of children living on the streets by providing a home, education and protection. It strives to restore dignity and self confidence through the teaching of life skills, music and the arts. In doing so, it improves the lives of vulnerable children and their chances for the future. https://mlisada.org
Hidden Treasure Primary School is in the heart of a slum and its pupils come from the poorest section of the community. A high proportion of children have lost parents and family members to AIDS, are from single parent families, or are refugees from the Northern Conflict. The school receives no direct state funding, instead relying on donations, bartering and fees from the very few parents who can afford to pay. In 2017 Latymer Upper funded the building of a classroom. Hopefully in 2018 we can build another one, or even two.
Soft Power Education is a British registered charity, and Ugandan NGO. Their mission is to 'improve quality of life through education'. They focus on supplementing mainstream education with innovative ideas, empowering people to drive forward their own development and providing clean, safe and inspiring learning environments. http://www.softpowereducation.com
Please watch the video for a taster of what we are going to experience. This was made by Leah Rubin, a Latymer student, after the 2016 trip.
South Downs Way Walk Schedule
Day 1 Winchester to Exton
Day 2 Exton to Buriton
Day 3 Buriton to Cocking
Day 4 Cocking to Amberley
Day 5 Amberley to Steyning
Day 6 Steyning to Pyecombe
Day 7 Pyecombe to Lewes
Day 8 Lewes to Alfriston
Day 9 Alfriston to Eastbourne
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Thank you all for your amazing support. We have just finished two days of walking - 24 miles down, 76 to go!
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Jul 30, 2018
Final top up xxxx
Jul 30, 2018
Congratulations, happy to break through the £1500 mark! Polly
Jul 29, 2018
Nice one B! Hope the blisters aren't too bad..!
Jul 24, 2018
Well done you!!! Legend for walking so far!! What a great experience and endeavour iespecially in this amazing heat!! Proud o’y’u !! And yer Mum!! Ok so i hopenpaument works this time ... xx
Jul 17, 2018
Amazing adventure for an amazing cause, well done B!
Jul 17, 2018
So impressed by you and your supportive mother - what a fantastic team you make!
Jul 17, 2018
Drink plenty of water - and protect your feet and your head.You'll do it - and may the force be wi'ye!love Kate
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