January – December - The Rosary Roman Catholic Primary School, in North London. Key Stage One has again made HvSMF their chosen charity for the present academic year, having kindly supported us since 2011, for which we are very grateful and we wish them good luck in their fundraising events. The funds raised by them have been donated to Kawule Nursery and Primary School in south east Uganda. During 2015, thanks to funds raised, we were able to give the primary school a musical instrument package plus desks and chairs for all the teachers in each classroom.
January – December – Berkhamsted Pre Prep School – have decided to support HvSMF through several fundraising events throughout the 2016. We are very grateful to them.
January – December - The Queen Elizabeth Grammar School (QEGS) in Penrith is continuing to raise funds for HvSMF through their Uganda Club as they have done since 2008. QEGS is twinned with Bupadhengo Secondary School, the school that they always support, and both HvSMF and those associated with the school are very grateful for all funds raised. Herewith details of their fundraising page: https://www.justgiving.com/Uganda-Club/
Friday 29th April – The Marmalade Cat Sponsored Wheelie – this is to take place on Clapham Common and involves small children scooting and biking to raise funds for a nursery school in Uganda.
May 4th – The Marmalade Caterpillar sponsored Wheelie – again this is a scooting and biking event in order to raise funds for a nursery school in Uganda.
May 14th: Iverna Gardens Montessori School Walk for Water – the children will be walking 2 miles around Hyde Park, which is probably half the distance a Ugandan child walks in order to collect water after attending school for a day. Weather permitting, everyone will gather for a picnic lunch afterwards.
June 5th – Ugandan International Marathon – following the success of last year’s event which was the first Ugandan international marathon, we have 6 runners taking part in this gruelling event, run in the equatorial heat, all supporting HvSMF. We wish them the best of luck.
June 5th – La Boheme Opera Event - Howard and Sheila Guard have generously decided to hold another fundraising opera evening in their garden in Hertfordshire. Following the success of the funds raised during an evening of Mozart’s Cosi Fan Tutti in 2012, they will be hoping to support another Ugandan school with this year’s performance of La Boheme by Puccini.
June 18th – South Downs Marathon – Spencer Davis, a friend of Tim Gauntlett, will be raising funds for Nalango SS in memory of his brother, Rob Gauntlett.
July 16th – 31st – Pedal Home from the Pryenees - Since 2011 over 100 cyclists of all ages, abilities and nationalities have joined the One Mile Closer peloton and cycled thousands of miles in Europe and Asia.
Over the last seven years, the generosity of their supporters has raised over £100,000 for Nalango Secondary School in Uganda, where a school of 600 pupils has been established from beneath the mango trees, under the inspirational leadership of head teacher Paul Kasadha, all in memory of Rob Gauntlett.
This year, the One Mile Closer peloton will Pedal Home from the Pyrenees, riding 1400km from Northern Spain to Sussex, traversing the mountain range on the famous cols of the Tour de France, before cycling north to Perigeux, Poitiers, Brittany, and home from Portsmouth.
Anyone wishing to sponsor one of the riders should go to the team page: https://www.justgiving.com/OneMileCloser2016/
Saturday 16th July – The Tiffany Trophy Charity Polo Cup will take place at the Watership Down Polo Club, organised by Polofix. HvSMF is very fortunate to be benefitting from the day alongside our colleagues from the Charities Forum, Map Action and SkillForce.
Thursday 1st December – our annual Christmas Carol Service will again take place in St Luke’s Church, Sydney Street, Chelsea, London. Tickets will go on sale in early October. If anyone would like more information please email: firstname.lastname@example.org or ring Claire – 01572 767976