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Please sponsor me, Grace and Gilly Willy Hurst to Walk Over the O2 to raise money for a new children’s dormitory in Uganda!
Please see info as per Grace's sponsor form, and help if you can:
I have decided to take on the challenge of “Up at the O2”, which is walking over the top of the O2! I will be wearing a special suit, harness and hiking boots and at times we will be 52 metres above the ground!
My Mum and Auntie Gill work at the MRC Clinical Trials Unit at UCL, and they run a large clinical trial in Uganda called ‘START’, which tests out when to begin medicine on patients with HIV (a virus) to help them to feel better.
Sadly, some children are no longer looked after by their families once they are found to have HIV. Their parents do not have much money and cannot support them. Moses “Supercharger” Nsubuga, one of the patient representatives, is building a centre where these children can live together until they are adults. There they can help each other with school work and to have a new family to help support them. Some of the older children also sing and dance in a group called Stigmaless and use their music to help teach other people about the importance of taking your medicine and to raise funds to take care of themselves and others.
The Centre will also be a resource for other young people to go and get advice on taking their medicine and to help them stick to taking their medicine regularly which will help them feel better.
The project will cost £30,000 in total, and we hope to contribute a small amount towards this. Every donation helps, no matter how small!
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Jul 12, 2018
Good luck girls! Sounds like a great cause! Xx
Jul 11, 2018
Good luck and keep safe.
Jul 11, 2018
Good luck Grace, Jo and Gill. Try not to look down!
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