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Sunday, 25 May 2014

Ten Days to Go

There are just 10 days to go before we have the HUGS Annual Golf Event.

All playing tickets have now been sold but there is still a chance if you would like to SPONSOR A HOLE.

All the money raised will be going towards the cost of a new project which is a secondary school for girls in Lira, northern Uganda.

Donations can be in any currency if you are overseas.

Any donations are welcome but we suggest £10 to £30.

An easy way to donate and gift aid your sponsorship is through our VIRGIN GIVING SITE

Te link is here  Donate Here

Wednesday, 7 May 2014

Hugs Golf 2014

Dear Sportsman,

Helping Uganda Schools Charity Golf Day
Romiley Golf Club – June 4th 2014
I would like to invite you to the annual Charity Golf Event at Romiley Golf Club, Goosehouse
Green, Stockport SK6 4LJ on the 4th June 2014 for Helping Uganda Schools.

Cost per team £240 for standard entry
This day offers the opportunity for networking and promoting your company; thanking your
key clients or rewarding your hard working staff.
The event will be an 18 hole 4 man team event with a shot gun start at 1pm.
11:30am onwards: Brunch on arrival
13:00 – 17:00 Golf with a shot gun start
17:30 – 19:00 2 course dinner and coffees
19:00 Prize Presentation
Included on the day will be complimentary refreshments at the Halfway House, the Pros
challenge, nearest the pin and longest drive competitions on the course. There will also be
magnificent prizes on offer including top-of-the-line golf equipment, weekends away, and
many more.


There is opportunity for a limited number of teams to
sponsor a hole on the course. This will include an advert by
the tee and in our brochure (which will be distributed to all
participants on the day) and a bottle of champagne with your
Sponsored teams costs an additional £60


The Charity itself is based locally in Marple and aims to improve education for children in Uganda, its ethos being that education is the only real escape from poverty of mind and body.

HUGS works on the principle that there can be better long term success if they enable people to help themselves. It doesn’t send workers to Uganda but does provide the money, the support and the skills to help villagers and parents to help themselves. The charity does not use any donations for the schools to pay administration costs or
other overheads. HUGS is a “Nil Overheads” charity. As we are only charging £240 per standard team entry or £300 for sponsored team entry, we are expecting places to be booked up quickly, so please book now to avoid
disappointment. We look forward to seeing you on the day!

To reserve a team entry please complete the attached application form and email to
cbrinsley@slatergordon.co.uk or post to 17 Werneth Hollow, Woodley, Stockport, Cheshire
Kind Regards
Charlotte Brinsley
Helping Uganda Schools Trustee

Saturday, 3 May 2014

A new school project for HUGS

Over the 19 years that HUGS has been Helping Uganda Schools we have been in at the start of just three new schools.

St Zoes at Mubende in Uganda with Primary Secondary and Vocational (just starting) and with 400 plus children

Good Shepherd at Fort Portal Uganda, our school for children with learning disability with 160 children.

St Therese's in Rukira Rwanda with 300 children and opened in July 2013.

So to start on a new school is a pretty major decision. But the reasons are pretty compelling. Girls in much of Africa and of course Uganda are much less likely to start secondary education and to complete it.

Existing primary school

The reasons are a combination of things. Women do most of the productive work and of course the reproductive work too. But their chances of gaining a full education and get the skills and competence to have choice in their futures is very limited. We are helping to empower and liberate the girls so that they can have wider ambitions and can achieve them.

Our new project working the the Missionary Sisters at Lira, northern Uganda is a major attempt to right this unbalance. It will be called the Asili Girls Secondary and Vocational School.

We hope that detailed phase one plans will be available soon and we can help start the building later this year. We aim to add one building each year.

it will be girls only secondary and vocational school and we aim to work with the Sisters to build this over the next 5 years.

The Sisters have already built a lovely primary school and the new school will be on the same campus.

Existing primary school

The pictures give a feel for what we plan to do and the new school will look like this.

We are confident that with your help we can do this and at the same time continue our scholarship projects and outstanding work at St Zoes.