The next feature in our charity spotlight section, where we provide an overview of each charity we are supporting in our 2018 #share7 campaign, is on The Nkuringo Primary school, based in Bwindi, Uganda.
Every member of the Search Seven team has chosen a charity to support that is close to their hearts, and we have chosen 5 this year, on top of our Flagship charity The Rockinghorse and Nkuringo Primary School, who we have sponsored for the last four years now.
Gavin states “The charities that we support are not just local and we are delighted to be supporting Nkuringo to extend our efforts overseas. We have paid for the yearly education fees for Allan Mubangizi at the school, and in 2017 i visited the school with my girlfriend Catherine, where we saw the water tank that we donated and spent time meeting the school children and the wider community – it was truly an amazing experience, very humbling and we are so proud to be doing our bit to help make a difference to the community”
Janet Duchesne, CEO of Go Uganda, put together the Nkuringo Foundation, and plans trips to Nkuringo twice a year to take much needed aid to the community whilst providing a superb experience to school children and older travellers, who are engaged in the charity. On Search Seven’s charity efforts, she adds: “We could not help this community without the ongoing tremendous support of companies like Search Seven and people like Gavin Willis. Every penny collected goes 100% to providing education, water and the basic necessities to help this community build themselves a better future. You are making a real difference!”
We have three big charity events lined up this year, starting with a charity football match at the AMEX stadium on May 7th (7pm kick off), followed by a golf event on 30th August and a quiz night on 22nd November. More info can be found here, with sponsorship packages available for the AMEX game, as well as how to enquire about places for a golf and a quiz team!