Saturday, March 31, 2018

Uganda HIGH-low Expedition: May 2018



In May 2018 Old Guys in Action will partner with Embrace Canada in an event we call the Uganda HIGH-low Expedition. The fund/awareness-raising event is in support of the Kyaninga Child Development Centre (KCDC) and their work with children born with disabilities.

The Need

Based in Fort Portal in western Uganda, KCDC provides specialised and affordable assessment, holistic treatment, education and support to children with disabilities, to enable them to reach their full potential. Much of the work of KCDC is with children impacted by Cerebral Palsy (CP). The incidence of CP in Uganda is four times that of high income countries. KCDC has treated close to 1000 children. The Uganda HIGH Low Expedition targets raising $40,000 to fund a second centre…effectively doubling the impact of the organization.

The Expedition

Old Guys will team up with the founder of KCDC in what will be OGIA’s toughest physical challenge yet…
·         Climbing the highest peak in Uganda (Mt. Margherita - 5,109m)
·         Biking to the lowest point in the country (Lake Albert - 615m, source of the Nile River); and
·         Participating in the KCDC triathlon at the Kyaninga crater (1,538m).

The Ask

Children with disabilities born into low income families in low income countries face some of the toughest challenges of any children anywhere. The mission of Embrace International Foundation (founded by Paul and Bev Carrick who recently retired from CAUSE Canada) is focused on precisely these kids. Your support of OGIA in this Uganda HIGH Low Expedition will be directed through Embrace and Embrace will issue the charitable tax receipts. OGIA participants, as in all our events, pay their own costs. 100% of your donations are for the new KCDC centre in Uganda. Please give now and give generously! More info: embracecanada.ca.

Donate online at www.embracecanada.ca
Donations by cheque should be made payable to Embrace International Foundation and mailed to EIF, 6 Canyon Road, Canmore, AB, T1W 1G3

2 comments:

  1. Very happy to sponsor Steve for this and help spread the word. Can you set up a UK-based giving page (to enable tax efficient giving) so that this can be done? "Mydonate" is a good one as it doesn't charge fees. This sounds like one heck of a challenge! Good luck.

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  2. Hi Chris. Thanks for reaching out. Steve has set up a Just Giving page where you can support his efforts in the Uganda HIGH-low Expedition for kids with cerebral palsy and other disabilities. Since this page is tied to registered charity Kyaninga Child Development Centre, I believe you will able to get a charitable tax receipt. The address is:
    https://www.justgiving.com/fundraising/steve-williams68
    Thanks again!

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