View this email in your browser

The Uphill Times — December 2016

As well as wishing you Season's Greetings,
the staff and children at Uphill Junior School would like to
for their generous donations and fundraising activities.

Mud, Mud, Glorious Mud!

Latest News!

It'll be no surprise to anyone who has looked at our pictures of Iruhuura to be told that it's a fairly wet place during the rainy season. It's part of the reason for the fertility of the land. Though you can have have too much water – ask anybody living in Scotland about that! – the problem in this area of Uganda is tapping in to what's there. Iruhuura's water supply is half way down a steep hill, awkward to get at, and water is extremely heavy to bring back up to the school.

The solution is gathering the water as it falls from the skies, and storing it once you've got it. 

On November 18, two monster 10,000 litre water tanks were unloaded from trucks near the school site. This being rural Uganda, they had to be rolled down the (very muddy) track to be set up next to the newly built classroom block and its water-gathering system. As you can see, man-power was the order of the day. Even the teachers were helping.

So, from a meagre water supply, the school site is now literally awash (sorry!) with water containers – from the small hand-washing and drinking water tanks in the school grounds to these fixed tanks. Besides storing the water, the new system should help keep the school grounds a little bit drier as the rain will not be just pouring on to the earth.

All we need is for the rainy season to keep up for only a few more weeks, and the children will have plenty of clean water to drink.


A huge THANK YOU to
Di Hartrup and her Ladies of Berkshire who raised the money for one of the tanks. You are helping to change lives!

Want to change a life this Christmas?

Why not give a gift that will make a real difference to a child’s life? It could be the perfect gift for friend, relative or colleague; it would certainly be perfect for a child at Uphill.  As with all our fundraising, 100% of your alternative gift donations will go to the School.
Our Pupil Support Fund is there to help some of the most deprived children in the Iruhuura community to go to school. Today, three primary age children and one in kindergarten are being supported on a boarding basis at the School.
More children are waiting for the same chance.
Could you help a child go to school?

(More) Mud, Mud, Glorious Mud!

Onboard motorbike image. Click to read a report of the fence-loupers' trip.

When a team of four young North of Scotland tennis players decide to get wet and very, very muddy, you can be sure they’re not going to do it alone. That’s why, one Saturday in late October, their coach, their friends, their families, and a handful of willing others joined them on an assault course not far from Dundee. Boy was it wet and muddy!

All this was to raise money for sports and playground equipment at Uphill Junior School. So, very well done, Katie, Katie, Niamh and Rosie – plus coach Steve – you raised over £1,800!

Even Judy Murray had to be impressed!

Liddy Laird in the People's Friend
Handbags and Gladrags poster
Remember the donations that were arriving at a steady pace from readers of The People's Friend magazine following an article about The Uphill Trust's work? Well, the final total was £595! This money has been added to the School Build Appeal fund. It'll buy bricks for another new classroom.
Please don't forget — you can now donate using your smart-phone or table via the WowGive app — click on the green heart for the link; and you can also raise funds for the Trust when you shop on line with GoRaise - perfect for your Christmas shopping!

hosting a COLLECTION TIN in your workplace,
or by inviting one of the Trustees to SPEAK TO YOUR GROUP?

Please get in touch if you would like to find out how to help:

Like us on Facebook
Follow us on twitter
Visit our website
Registered Charity Number SC045385

Copyright © 2016 The Uphill Trust. All rights reserved


This email was sent to
why did I get this?    unsubscribe from this list    update subscription preferences
The Uphill Trust · 21 Strachan Crescent · Dollar, Scotland FK14 7HL · United Kingdom

Email Marketing Powered by Mailchimp