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Weʼre raising £5,000 to Providing help and assistance to Family Spirit a Ugandan orphanage as well as running community sports coaching and much needed equipment.

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Family Spirit orphanage is run by Isaac and Susan, both HIV positive. They look after about 200 children (this also includes children who live in the nearby village but visit the orphanage's school.

The entrepreneurial spirit of Family Spirit means that a few years on and with the help of our friends Mike and Veronika Reeves and the help of other fundraisers, the orphanage own a few acres of land, grow their own fruit, vegetables and recently pigs, goats, chickens and a couple of cows. The children now get meat once a week and any surplus can be sold for profit.

Any profit from Isaac and Susan's ventures goes back to the orphanage and the children. While the boys and the girls have each their own bed in separate dormitories, 'the parents' are still living in a small dark room in one of the old buildings with their two boys, sharing a double bed.

There is a high prevalence of HIV in Masindi area (recently 8%) and is bound to grow due to some oil being found in the nearby Murchison National park (the sex workers travel where there's employment for men).

There are currently about 35 children in the orphanage who are HIV positive, all receiving medication regularly.

It is now our turn to do something so myself and son Harry are looking to go out to the orphanage in October 2019, my mission is to deliver sports coaching and teacher training in PE to the teachers at the local schools and orphanage (or to any one who wants it), I will also be delivering trauma and first aid training to selected people within the area to assist and support the total lack of local medical help.

In addition myself and Harry will be looking to entertain and help as many of the orphans as possible running sports competitions on a daily basis.

I (Harry) am going to teach basic English, Math's and History at the orphanages school using the information I have learnt from my GCSE's and in addition I will also be help my Dad with the coaching at the orphanages.

The money we raise will go towards sanitary tows, coaching equipment, sports equipment, teaching supplies, clothing in addition to setting up a local sports scholarship to enable some of the orphanages children to attend secondary school and university.

Every penny will be used to make their lives and future better!!

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