Swapping site boots for charity hat

From 22 March to 5 April 2018 I will be taking off my Shades of Green Garden Design boots and donning my Uphill Trust charity hat as I travel to Uganda, along with two other trustees, to visit the small rural school we support.

the uphill trust

Click on photo to go to the Trust’s website

We set up the Uphill Trust (Scottish registered charity no: SC045385) in January 2015 to support the establishment and development of a small primary school with kindergarten in an impoverished rural area of western Uganda, not far from the place where my husband Max spent the early years of his life.

uphill junior school classrooms

Uphill children working hard in class, despite the cramped conditions

Conditions at the school are very basic, but getting better, thanks to the generosity of  a strong community of donors in the UK (and beyond). Since the Uphill Trust began supporting projects at the school there are now: good quality pit latrines, 3 permanent classrooms on school-owned land, 7 temporary wooden classrooms, a new administration block under construction, a playground for the kindergarten children, large rain water harvesting tanks and 13 teachers receiving regular salaries. All in just over three years!

uphill trust is zero overheads

The Uphill Trust is a zero overheads charity – we donate all our time running the trust and travelling to Uganda for free – so all donations are used to support projects at the school. Not many charities can say that!

Want to find out more about what I do in my ‘spare time’? Check out our website at www.uphilltrust.org.

See you in April!

uphill trustees

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