If you're reading this on the 30th of September, Max and Belinda are at Uphill Junior School right now!
They'll be checking out the new classroom block, the security fence and the school's new gates. Out of their well-stuffed suitcases will be emerging reading books, craft supplies, laptops, feminine hygiene kits and...well...just about anything they could get in there.
As well as meeting the new teachers, they'll be attending the baptism of School Director Elius' little girl in what is sure to be a grand ceremony.
And in case you're wondering, the Trustees did not travel overland via the route suggested by Google maps!
Thank You, Thank You, Thank You, etc...
Sorry, but those two little words have to be repeated again and again because we're talking about two recent events that have raised a lot of money for the Trust.
First, The Handbags and Gladrags Coffee Morning, held in Newport-on-Tay on Saturday 17 September, raised over £1400! Thank you so much to Mags for the brilliant idea, everyone who donated clothing, art work, craft items or baking. To those who volunteered to help. And, of course, thank you to everyone who came to shop, drink coffee and eat cake. A job very well done!
Following an article in the "Inspiring Lives" section of The People's Friend magazine in August, the Trust has received over a dozen donations from well-wishers all over the British Isles, and they are still arriving! To date the total stands at £384 – WOW!
Thank you (again) to everyone who has responded so warmly to news of our work.
Two of the Uphill School girls, Patience and Norah, wanted to say thank you to The Uphill Trust – not forgetting all our fabulous supporters. We couldn't do it without you!
Take it away, Girls...
Help us win on eBay
We're not bidding in an auction for a new school but,during October,eBay for Charity in partnership with PayPal Giving Fund, are running their popular My Favourite Charity competition.
The charities that gather the most votes will win cash prizes (ranging from £2,000 to £7,000).
If you shop on eBay, you can add The Uphill Trust to your Favourites list with just one click. All your clicks will help us (and Uphill School) win big on eBay.
Now You Can Shop And Drop
Calling all shoppers at Waitrose Stirling! For the whole month of October, the little green token you receive when you have paid for your shopping can be dropped into the collection box for The Uphill Trust!
Yes! For a month you can do your food (or whatever) shop and support our little school in Uganda at the same time. Please tell all your friends, as the more tokens our slot gets the bigger the share of the Community Matters donation The Uphill Trust will receive at the end of the month.
You might even break your shopping up into smaller portions so you can "vote" more than once... Just a thought.
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.
CAN YOU HELP by holding a FUNDRAISING EVENT,
hosting a COLLECTION TIN in your workplace,
or by inviting one of the Trustees to SPEAK TO YOUR GROUP?