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Kate Kelly

Working with children, fundraising and running with the locals – challenges and wonderful experiences that await me in Uganda.

Raising money for
The Uganda Foundation

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As the mum of a severely disabled daughter, the work of Kakunyu Parents Support Association is very close to my heart. This Association cares for and educates 31 boarding disabled students, and many more day students, from the surrounding community. The inequalities between the lives these beautiful children have, and the life my daughter has, however, are vast.
Sadly the discrimination of the disabled is so high in Uganda that the 31 disabled children who attend the school have all but been abandoned. The greatest challenge is how to adequately feed all the pupils, who continue to grow in number every term as the association’s work means more children are dropped at the site every term.
Through fundraising, we can help the Association build a large horticultural garden, plan an incredible food forest, which will supply the school with crops throughout the year and guarantee food security for this most vulnerable group of individuals.
Thoughts of these children will keep me going when things get tough out on that marathon course.
This will undoubtedly  be a life-changing experience. 


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The Uganda Marathon 2019

The Uganda Marathon is Uganda's largest fundraising event.

Bringing people from all over the world for one amazing week on the Equator, this is an event to help those in need and support local leaders making amazing changes in their community.

For participants, a once in a life-time opportunity to challenge themselves, give back, and learn about their place in the world.

It all culminates in a 10k, half & full marathon through a beautiful rural course, alongside 5,000 Ugandan runners.

Runners describe it as "the best week of my life", and leave filled with hope, joy and new friends - having left a legacy in Uganda which will last for decades.

Named by Red Bull as one of the "12 Best Marathons in the World" in 2018 and 2019. Winner, "Best International Event" at the Running Awards 2016. Featured by BBC, Runners World, The Guardian, Bloomberg and more.

Join us for the experience of a lifetime.

Event date

26-May-2019 00:00  - 
02-June-2019 23:59

Event type

Running / Walking

Event is completed


A great cause, all the best! x
Donation by The Mills'
on 16-04-2019
£7.50 gift aid
Brilliant work all round!
Donation by Peter Sargeant
on 16-04-2019
£2.50 gift aid
Well done you!! Hope you have a fabulous time out there
Donation by Gemma Faye
on 02-04-2019
£0.00 gift aid
Thanks again to Striders for this donation
Donation by Striders -the extra bit!
on 31-03-2019
£10.00 gift aid
Donation by Ford family
on 30-03-2019
£2.50 gift aid
Best wishes for your Ugandan challenge x
Donation by Anne Marie Hiley
on 29-03-2019
£2.50 gift aid
With love from The Bray family
Donation by Anonymous
on 25-03-2019
Good luck, Mrs. Kelly ❤️
Donation by Nathan Lopez
on 24-03-2019
£0.00 gift aid
I am overwhelmed at the generosity of Sacred Heart parishioners. Your kindness will truly help these most vulnerable of children. K. Kelly
Donation by The parishioners of Sacred Heart Church
on 24-03-2019
£0.00 gift aid
My thanks go to Salford Diocese UCM for their kind donation of £100. Thank you especially to Bernadette.
Donation by Salford Diocese Union of Catholic Mothers
on 24-03-2019
£0.00 gift aid

Donation summary

Online Donations: £3,662.00
Offline Donations: £0.00
Total Raised: £3,662.00
Total Raised
with gift aid:    £3,928.25

Donations closed

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