Past Fundraising Events

8th Carol Service – St Luke’s Church


Our annual carol service was very well attended and we are so grateful to our readers, General Sir Nicholas Carter, Olly Hicks and Miranda Raison, plus our singers Alicia Lowes and King Charles,  who all contributed to the success of the evening and helped us raise substantial funds to support the children in Uganda.

Leicester Marathon

Rio Ball, a past volunteer teacher at Magogo Seconday School, raised £880 which was spent on staff furniture and bunk beds.


is one of the toughest ultra races in Greece, 155 miles run within 36 hours, achieved by Martin Ilott who raised £1,900 for a new kitchen at Bukyonza Primary School and the inside and outside painting of Bukyonza Nursery School.

Victor and Catherine Humphrey’s Barn Dance

to celebrate their Ruby Wedding raised £800 which was spent on textbooks at Kasambira Primary School.

One Mile Closer – Pedal Home from Pyrenees

– raised just under £23,000. Funds spent on construction of 4 teachers’ houses, boys’ dorm. Provision of 10 laptops, 40 bunks beds, textbooks, sports and musical packages. Connection to mains electricity (£2,500)

The Tiffany & Co Royal Charity Polo Cup 2016


Raised £102,000 to be shared between SkillForce, Map Action and HvSMF, each receiving £34,000.   Prince Harry was playing.

Funds have been spent on construction of teachers’ houses, teachers’ latrines and washrooms and a water tank.

They have also provided textbooks and sports equipment, and sponsorship of 5 students on their advanced certificate course at Iganga Technical Institute.

Howard and Sheila Guard put on a La Boheme Opera Evening

This took place in their amazing garden and raised £5,000 which constructed the girls’ dormitory at Bukyonza primary school.

Uganda Marathon 2016


A massive well done to the six runners who undertook the Ugandan International Marathon 2016 for the HvSMF.

Ed Straker, John Beaumont, Lewis Munro, Rob Clack, Bertie O’Brien, and Tom Perkins all put in a huge amount of effort and have raised money which will help continue to the great work that we has been doing in Uganda.

Thank you for your efforts boys.- see more pictures our Facebook Page

The Virgin Money London Marathon


HvSMF received six gold bond charity places in this year’s London Marathon, thanks to our Patron, Prince Harry, who is also Patron of The Virgin London Marathon.

In total we had 10 runners thanks to some who obtained places in the ballot. Though the day was cold thankfully all of our 10 runners completed the course. Charlie Brownlow deserves particular congratulations for continuing, despite tripping on a water bottle at mile 7 and twisting his knee. Between all of them they raised an incredible £50,000 which is a record for HvSMF.

We are so grateful because, for some runners, it is a once in a lifetime slog, given the training and psychological effort.

All the money raised will go to Uganda to help many children at rural school have a proper education and happier, healthier lives. Click here to see photos of our runners!

The Rickshaw Run


Will Jones and Freddie Brun, who had both been at Harrow School with Henry, joined 103 rickshaws and drove almost 3,000 km across India, in a three wheeler, achieving a maximum speed of 30mph. The lads drove for 9 hours a day from Kerala to Rajisthan, via Goa and Bombay, and came third in the race.

Afterwards Will wrote: “it really was an incredible experience and one that we will never forget but more importantly we are both extremely proud to have represented HvSMF and hope that the funds raised will help”.  Their funds are being used to construct 8 x boys’ latrines at Kifuyo Secondary School.

Carol Service


Our annual main fundraising event took place at St Luke’s Church, in Chelsea, on the 2nd December. Again tickets sold out within hours of going on sale.

This year our readers were Jonny Willkinson, Penelope Wilson, and Guy and Elizabelh Pelly, along with soprano Rose Farquhar.

With sponsors Strutt and Parker and Pemberton Greenish, the carol service raised over £45,000.

Kapara gift fair at Tanyard House


On the 14th October, Daisy Fellowes and Francesca Gentilli organised the Kapara gift fair at Tanyard House, ahead of Christmas in support of HvSMF. There were 10 stall holders and the event raised enough funds to give Namavundu Nursery School 4 latrines for the small children.