Walk 4 Water is back

We had such fun last year walking around Virginia Water lake in Surrey to raise money for the water project. In December we hit the road to Ruhanga SW Uganda and walked for water for nearly two hours in the hills above Ruhanga. Those that could not join us asked if we could organise something local for that they could all join.

 

You asked and we have delivered!  To take part you need to download a sponsorship form by clicking on this link—

Virginia Water Walk Sponsor Form

Further details and joining instructions

This walk of 5K around the lake at Virginia Water, is in aid of Ruhanga Village Community Project. The walk will take place on 1st April 2012 at 1PM

I hope that together we can raise £2000  to build a long drop toilet block for the children of the village, This is really important as at the moment they do not have proper sanitation facilities at the School, for some 300 children. Not having this new facility increases their risk of contracting diseases like cholera.

Our sponsored walk will start by everyone meeting at the main entrance from the car park for Virginia Water Lake on the A30 next to The Wheatsheaf Pub. Please note you can park in the crown estate car park where normal car parking fees will apply, or you can park outside in local roads and walk into the park.

There are toilet facilities at the garage opposite the main entrance, or in the Wheatsheaf pub next to the main entrance, also there is a public toilet at the half way point around the walk at the polo grounds. I will be supplying a bottle of water for everyone at this point.

I would suggest that you wear good walking shoes, and appropriate clothing, it’s fine to bring your dog, just as long as it is under control at all times. This walk is all on tarmac footpaths so kiddies bikes and pushchairs should have no problem.

This is a fun walk not a race it does not matter if you finish in 36 minutes as our power walkers did last year, or in two hours that’s me I came in last, but, I had a wonderful time walking at a gentle pace with great friends.  So come on put your best foot forward and join me to make this a successful day not just for us but all the children who are relying on our help. Everyone over the finishing line will receive their own medal as a thank you from me for your help on this very special day.  And don’t forget your PICNIC as we will all celebrate getting around the course  by eating together at the end of the walk.

Hilary Browell contact No. 07825712460.

If you can’t join us please consider making a donation to our kitchen initiative

http://www.mycharitypage.com/ethnicsupplies

 

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A school Kitchen

We started the year in a bit of a panic. Our girls at Ruhanga Development School needed a toilet of their own and the race was on to finish it before the term started and thanks to the generosity of you all our supports we achieved this.

 

As the school grows new challenges emerge , that is nature of development work. Out latest challenge is we have outgrown our kitchen facilities and need a proper school kitchen to feed the growing number of children at school.

 

For many children at Ruhanga development school the meal they have at school is the only meal they have access to or they go hungry. Those that have food at home this food does not  meet their nutrition requirements.

Our goal for this year is therefore to encourage children to attend school and whilst they are at school they will be guaranteed a nutritional meal. Currently our capacity to feed this many children is limited as we lack the space and equipment to do so. We are therefore looking to raise money to construct a school kitchen that will also have a dining room. I hope you can support our cause. To make a donation visit our charity page by clicking on the button below

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or you can donate through our paypal page

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