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Our featured charity - The Uphill Trust

Congratulations to The Uphill Trust on becoming our charity of the fortnight.

So far we’ve helped raise just over £400 for The Uphill Trust just by shopping, ordering, and fundraising online via Give as you Live.

What does The Uphill Trust do?

The Uphill Trust is a small Scottish charity founded in January 2015 to support the work of Uphill Junior School, a privately owned Primary School with Kindergarten in rural western Uganda.

The Uphill Trust’s main goals are to provide suitably equipped school buildings with a teacher in every classroom; to help to provide clean water and good sanitation and to support the education of girls, orphans and children affected by extreme poverty and/or HIV/AIDS.

When The Uphill Trust was formed, the school was teaching around 190 children in small wooden classrooms. Three years on, the school is housed on a permanent, secure site with good latrines, water harvesting facilities, a playground for the kindergarten children and a building program for good quality classrooms for all year groups. Around 275 children (from 3-13 years old) now attend Uphill Junior School and all this has been made possible by donations raised from individual donors and community groups in the UK. A little of what we have here goes a long way in rural Uganda!

How can I raise funds for The Uphill Trust?

You can raise funds for The Uphill Trust by doing one of the following:

- Give as you Live > Shopping online & every purchase will raise free funds!

- Purchase a reloadable in-store shopping card and raise each time you top up!

- Participate and get involved in setting up your own fundraising page to raise funds for The Uphill Trust.

- You can donate to The Uphill Trust here >

(£50 will support one pupil as a border for one term or pay the salary of a qualified teacher for one month.)

‘‘Please help us to provide quality education for the young children in this rural area, many of whom would not be able to go to school without our help.’’

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