Weʼre raising £500 to support our daughter Emily Whear's fundraising for a work experience trip to Uganda in July 2019 with her school Richard Lander.
- Perranporth, UK
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In July 2019 I am hoping to be part of an exciting trip to Uganda with my school Richard Lander. My parents believe this would be a once in a lifetime opportunity and experience for me and I am determined to raise all the money needed for my ticket myself. I have already managed to raise £565 on my own but I still have a long way to go to secure my place. This trip will also be my work experience for Year 10 as we will be spending approximately 20 of the 25 days of the trip working on building and decorating projects.
In order to raise the rest of the money for the trip I am planning on organising a fun sponsored dance event (which is in the early planning stages at the moment but hoping to give further details soon), making and selling some gift ideas on the run up to Christmas, cake stalls, doing some boot sales to sell our unwanted household items, donating any christmas and birthday money I receive, car and house cleaning, helping my dad on the farm and I'm open to any other jobs as they come along.
Every year a group of Year 10 students spend nearly 4 weeks in Uganda experiencing African culture and helping with development projects in communities around our sister schools (Molly and Pauls Childcare Foundation Schools in Kamuzinda and Bunjakko, Hoy's College (secondary) and Kidsgear (primary) in Bukomansimbi and St Jude's, a very poor school in Bukomansimi where the average class size is 90 pupils).
In Uganda most of the children in these schools are orphaned so they have to live at the school and are cared for by the staff. We would be living alongside these children as well as helping with building projects (including building toilet blocks) and painting buildings to improve their learning and living conditions.
We will also be experiencing local traditional food and spending time in the capital Kampala. At the end of our trip after all our physical work we will spend our last 4 days at the Queen Elizabeth or Murchison Falls National Park where we go on safari tours which I am looking forward to.
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Aug 12, 2018
First fundraising job! - thanks Emily for cleaning my car yesterday xxx
Aug 11, 2018
What a wonderful opportunity! X
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My husband and I are thrilled that Emily is being given this opportunity to spend a month in Uganda, where she will work to give the children there a better living and learning environment. We are also very proud that she wants to raise all the money for her ticket herself.
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