Callum and Freya are fundraising for children in Uganda

Children of foster carers Callum and Freya, age 15, visited Uganda 5 years ago and are going back in October. They are fundraising for charity Amigos, which supports orphans, widows and those living in poverty in Uganda by walking up Scafell Pike and Mount Snowdon, the highest peaks in England and Wales – BAREFOOT! They are excited about reuniting with friends they made when they were 10 and learning more about conservation projects.

Hi Everyone,

In October we have been offered the amazing opportunity to visit Uganda in support our favourite charity Amigos. Amigos is a Barnstaple based charity that supports widows, orphans and those living in poverty in Uganda.

Please see their website www.amigos.org.uk for more details.

We visited our Amigos sponsored child Snoopy Ogala and his family and friends when we were 10 years old. We can’t wait to see them again now we are 15. Due to war, disease and extreme poverty, Uganda has the world’s youngest population, the average age is just 15.

Freya and Callum in 2010 with Ugandan children

We will be staying at Kira Farm which is a residential training centre that annually hosts 40 incredible Ugandan young people, all of whom have grown up in severe hardship. At Kira these promising youth acquire the vocational skills, conservation farming techniques and self confidence to turn their lives around. Whilst there we will experience new cultures and customs and learn about development and conservation projects.

We have been encouraged to raise a minimum of £1700 each which will cover the cost of the trip and give a 20% donation to the Kira farm project. However we would like to raise as much money as we possibly can to help the charity.

So far we have raised £1600 by saving our pocket money, Christmas/birthday money, Saturday/holiday job wages and selling our old possessions. We will continue to do this, as the more we contribute ourselves the more your donations will go directly to the charity.

We hope to raise a further £3000 on this page.  We are asking people to sponsor us to climb Scafell Pike and  Mount Snowdon, the highest peaks in England and Wales. Climbing these mountains is challenging enough but we intend to do as much as we can BAREFOOT. We know this sounds a bit extreme but walking barefoot over rough ground is something African children do on a daily basis.

Through Virgin Money Giving, you can sponsor us and donations will be quickly processed and passed to Amigos. Virgin Money Giving is a not for profit organisation and will claim gift aid on a charity’s behalf where the donor is eligible for this.  We really appreciate all your support and thank you for any donations. You can donate here: Callum and Freya’s page.

Callum and Freya

Freya and Callum practise walk web

Callum and Freya on a practice walk, now aged 15

 

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