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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.

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.

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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  • Beatrice Dickie1 month ago
    Beatrice Dickie

    Beatrice Dickie

    1 month ago

    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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Page last updated on: 7/30/2018 9:46 AM



  • Papa


    Jul 30, 2018

    Final top up xxxx


  • Polly Lansowne

    Polly Lansowne

    Jul 30, 2018

    Congratulations, happy to break through the £1500 mark! Polly


  • Louise Hayter

    Louise Hayter

    Jul 29, 2018

    Nice one B! Hope the blisters aren't too bad..!


  • Anonymous


    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


  • Lucy-Ann Bett

    Lucy-Ann Bett

    Jul 17, 2018

    Amazing adventure for an amazing cause, well done B!


  • Aylice Toohey

    Aylice Toohey

    Jul 17, 2018

    So impressed by you and your supportive mother - what a fantastic team you make!


  • Anonymous


    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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