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$10raised of $10,000 target by 1 supporter

    Weʼve raised $10 to fund Uganda's only LGBTQ+ swimming team

    Bristol, UK
    Funded on Friday, 19th January 2018

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    The Uganda Kuchus Aquatics Team (UKAT) are the only LGBTQ+ swimming team in Uganda. These brave, out and proud swimmers, social and political LGBTI activists attended the IGLA International LGBTQ+ Aquatics Championships at the World Out Games Miami earlier this year. It was an opportunity for Uganda LGBTQ+ activist athletes to take part in an international queer gathering, forge connections with other LGBTQ+ people from across the globe, and compete in a safe and supportive environment.

    Equipment, facilities and training all come at a cost, which is why UKAT is seeking to raise funds to pay for:

    - A professional coach, to enable all UKAT members to practice and compete in future competitions.

    - Entry fees to the hotel pools, where UKAT practice.

    - Equipment, such as customised UKAT bathing suits and swimming goggles.

    - Registration of the team

    All funds raised will be used to support the ongoing costs of running UKAT, while their members train for upcoming competitions. The target goal is $10,000. Any donation you can make would be greatly appreciated.

    Thank you!



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      • Anonymous


        Sep 21, 2017


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      Michael Ashworth

      Michael Ashworth

      Bristol, UK

      I'm Michael. I spent some time in Uganda last year as part of my PhD fieldwork, where I met inspiring activists and learned more about their work, including UKAT. I've set up this fundraiser on their behalf as a small way of giving back.

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