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Weʼre raising £100 to provide essentials to make daily life easier for our sponsored children in Bombo, Uganda

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In February 2019, Ben is travelling with five of his fellow pupils to a school in Bombo, Uganda, where he will help run lessons for a week, as well as meet the children we sponsor and their families. Ben sponsors a young boy called Daniel and Natasha sponsors an older girl called Mirembe. Neither of these children would have access to an education (and, in some cases, their only daily meal) without such sponsorship programmes run by CRMI Children of Hope. We pay for their education and will also be meeting the full travel costs of the visit next year. However, we learned from parents who went last year that there is so much more help that is needed - tales of as many as ten children sleeping on sacks on a concrete floor, in one room huts with no roofs.

It is going to be very challenging to witness such poverty, and Ben is determined to fundraise ahead of his trip, in order to be able to make a significant difference whilst he is there. He would like to undertake sponsored challenges, perform odd jobs for donations and has also asked that anyone who considers buying him birthday presents kindly donate to this page instead. He would very much like to raise enough to buy one or two bunk beds for a family who might need it.

If you are able to donate anything and support Ben in improving the lives of these children it really will make a direct, meaningful difference and be hugely appreciated. Thank you! x

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    • Lucy Macnicoll

      Lucy Macnicoll

      Oct 14, 2018

      Happy Birthday Ben! Well done for raising money for such a good cause and donating your birthday money!! Amazing work. Love from Finlay & Fraser Mac xx

      £20.00

    • Anonymous

      Anonymous

      Oct 14, 2018

      Best wishes on your 11th Birthday Ben.Otis and Willow

      £15.00

    • Louise Knight

      Louise Knight

      Oct 11, 2018

      Trading in your birthday gifts to help the Bombo children, what a big heart you have Ben. Best of luck with your fundraising efforts! Beau, Louise, Philip and Robey x

      £20.00

    • Harry Trewhitt

      Harry Trewhitt

      Oct 11, 2018

      A fantastic idea and cause! Happy Birthday Ben Love Harry

      £20.00

    • Liz, Danny & Joe

      Liz, Danny & Joe

      Oct 4, 2018

      What an amazing thing to do Ben, wishing you lots of luck, love Liz, Danny & Joe xxx

      £20.00

    • nicola elliott

      nicola elliott

      Oct 3, 2018

      Happy Birthday Ben... Love Charlie xxx

      £20.00

    • Cleo Tasker

      Cleo Tasker

      Oct 3, 2018

      Happy Birthday Ben Love From Connie xxx

      £20.00

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