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Gurt Lush Choir and  Bristol Man Chorus

Gurt Lush Choir and Bristol Man Chorus is crowdfunding

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Weʼre raising £9,999 to Help feed and educate hungry children in Uganda. Gurt Lush Feed the Kids!

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Please support Gurt Lush Feed the Kids! Gurt Lush Choir and Bristol Man Chorus are fundraising for a community in Uganda whose children are going hungry and have lost their education because of COVID-19. Not only has the pandemic closed the schools where they were once nourished with a daily mug of porridge, we can no longer support them with fundraising concerts.

We are asking choir members and anyone who has ever enjoyed our singing to help us reopen their schools and give them back their breakfast.

How we got involved: In 2017, Gurt Lush Choir and Bristol Man Chorus held our first concert to raise funds for Educate for Grace, set up by choir member Judy Atkinson to establish schools and facilities for children living in extreme poverty in Uganda.

That fundraiser helped build a school in Masindi and pay for a teacher. Our second gig launched the GURT LUSH BREAKFAST PROGRAMME 1 at another school, Mwisi Primary, Kabale, where children were too weak and hungry to learn. It had a huge impact – every term, £450 was feeding 300 children a mug of porridge every day. Below - children at Mwisi school

Further concerts and events in 2018 and 2019 raised over £7,400 to build and equip the Virunga Masif community school 200 miles away, for children of the Batwa pygmy community who had become marginalised and destitute after being evicted from their forest homelands when the government set up Mahinga Gorilla National park. The project also helped the community build a water tank and grow potatoes so they don’t always have to beg. The school opened in February 2020 with GURT LUSH FEEDING PROGRAMME 2. (See top picture with the children in the breakfast hut with their first mug of porridge).

But the pandemic has hit the schools and communities hard. Thanks to monthly donations from choir members, funds for soap and food have been sent to the Batwa Pygmy families suffering during lockdown. But we have not been able to sing together and raise funds since 2019. These children and their families urgently need our support. Choir members are doing a Sponsored Exercise Fundraiser to help the schools and the children. Please help us to support these children and give them food, a community school and a future.

WHAT YOUR FUNDS WILL BUY (100% of all money collected will go to help maintain the Breakfast Programmes and feed the children)

£3 Buys 1 pair of croc shoes to prevent jiggers (we need 55 pairs)

£5 Feeds 55 children at Virunga Masif school their daily mug of porridge

£12 Feeds 300 children at Mwisi school for a day

£20 Pays for the nightwatchman at Virunga for 1 month

£25 Firewood for a month to cook the daily meal

£30 One month’s salary for the cook for Virunga school

£40 Teacher salary for a month

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  • Gurt Lush Choir and  Bristol Man Chorus10 months ago
    Gurt Lush Choir and  Bristol Man Chorus

    Gurt Lush Choir and Bristol Man Chorus

    10 months ago

    This photo shows the pleasure of the families when supplies of flour, beans, groundnuts, salt & soap arrived after the flood and landslide - paid for by your wonderful donations!

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  • Gurt Lush Choir and  Bristol Man Chorus10 months ago
    Gurt Lush Choir and  Bristol Man Chorus

    Gurt Lush Choir and Bristol Man Chorus

    10 months ago

    There has been no help with this landslide disaster from the Ugandan government but thanks to the funds raised here, Bernard the project manager was able to deliver emergency food supplies to the community who had lost all their food crops & also provide the materials for building & equipping new houses for the 3 families who have lost everything. The work has already started! he first photo shows the flood and landslide at Kisoro

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  • Gurt Lush Choir and  Bristol Man Chorus10 months ago
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    10 months ago

    The Virunga Masif Community school at Kisoro reopened on 10th January after being closed for 2 years due to Covid. The children were very happy to receive porridge & lunch and the teachers were able to develop mew resources. But the clinic was operating in the school while it was closed so new buildings for the clinic & the expanding school were in the pipeline. But on 23rd January 2022 there was a flood & the worst landslide ever seen there. Tragically,2 children from the Virunga Masif school were drowned and 3 families lost their homes. 

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Page last updated on: 12/5/2022 17.11

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176

  • Anonymous

    Anonymous

    Dec 5, 2022

    £50.00

  • Helen Westbury

    Helen Westbury

    Dec 1, 2022

    £20.00

  • Bob

    Bob

    Nov 19, 2022

    £20.00

  • Simon Stevens

    Simon Stevens

    Nov 16, 2022

    Thank you choir and Judy for all the fantastic work you are doing and the commitment you show. Sorry I can't be there for the concert.

  • Annabel Reddick

    Annabel Reddick

    Nov 15, 2022

    £5.00

  • Dave & Jan Brunwin

    Dave & Jan Brunwin

    Nov 14, 2022

    Well done, Judy. Sorry we can't come to the concert.

    £20.00

  • Anonymous

    Anonymous

    Nov 5, 2022

    £50.00

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Gurt Lush Choir and  Bristol Man Chorus

Gurt Lush Choir and Bristol Man Chorus

Bristol

For over 10 years, Gurt Lush Choir and Bristol MAN Chorus, led by MD Sam Burns, have been known for our ambitious repertoires and fearless performances. Visit www.gurtlushchoir.com and www.bristolmanchorus.com for more information, or listen to us on our YouTube channels.

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