Singing Gorilla Projects (SGP) funds and manages community based projects in remote parts of Uganda that improve the welfare of communities and enriches the lives of individuals. SGP builds and manages health facilities, builds schools and sponsors children to continue their schooling, and funds water delivery programs with water tanks, water filters and water pumping projects. We work closely with the local communities who co-ordinate the work, mobilise the community to get involved and provide leadership and decision making.
We have four main types of projects: Healthcare, Education, Community and Creative. These include health facilities, building schools, sponsoring children to continue schooling and funding water delivery programs with water tanks, water filters and water pumping projects. One of our current key initiative is the Empower Her project, which has been set up to help girls aged 15-20 who have had their education interrupted by pregnancy, by providing them with skills to enable them to earn money to fully sustain themselves.
Singing Gorilla Projects are taking part in the Miles Better initiative with Wonderful, who are putting together a combined initiative with multiple charities to cover 100,000 miles to raise £100,000 for charities in 31 days. Throughout May, fundraisers will be able to set a distance goal and post every mile to the SGP Miles Better page. We've integrated with Strava - so all participants can easily record and sync walks, runs, bike rides, or any other distance-based activity. Distance updates can be entered manually too.
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This May, to celebrate the relaunch of the Wonderful Organisation and the return of summer, we're kicking fundraising back into action.
We're inviting fundraisers across the country to make the most of longer days and sunnier skies to help meet one ambitious target: 100,000 miles in 31 days.
"We all need something to pep us up a little after long, gloomy lockdowns. This is the perfect opportunity to be part of something bigger and better, and the extra little spark some of us need to get the trainers on and the steps in." - Kieron James, Wonderful.org.
Together, fundraisers will take around 200 million steps in our national challenge to raise £100,000 for charities like Amnesty International UK, Cancer Research UK and the National Emergencies Trust. Best of all, our completely fee-free model means that every single penny will be passed directly into charities' bank accounts.
Throughout May, our #WonderfulWarriors walking, jogging and flat-out sprinting for causes they care about - though others may prefer to clock their miles in the saddle (cycle, horse, camel) or trunks (elephant, Speedos). Anything goes!
And don't worry, there's no need to count each step or map every route as we've integrated with Strava! You can use the free Strava smartphone app to record every jaunt, ramble, swim or skate - each activity will automatically be posted to your fundraising page. And for those who prefer to record their distance manually, it's easy to post quick distance updates.
Join us this May, it's going to be miles better!View all Fundraiser pages for this official event
That’s wonderful. And what did you do with the money? Miriam Hopkins