Harpenden Scouts Support Musoto Scouts

We are delighted that Harpenden Scouts have chosen Spotlight as their charity and recently held a Ugandan type sports event using water containers, bicycle tyres and drums. They did this to raise funds for new uniforms, flags and other equipment necessary for our growing Musoto Scout group.

This fantastic event raised an amazing £615 - thank you all! Here are some great photos of the Harpenden Scouts and also of their counterparts in Musoto.

First Baby Born at Health Centre

A new baby is always cause for celebration but baby Carol is particularly special as she is the first baby to be born at our Health Centre!

Inou Mary, age 30 from Masada village became the first mother to give birth at the Rees Health Centre on 2nd October, 2018. Mum and baby are doing well.

The Centre was opened just under a year ago and serves over 35,000 of the poorest people in Uganda who come from a wide area. Over the last year we have been able to help many people, saving them long journeys and providing much needed medicine and support.

Annual Golf Day Raises Record Amount

Thank you to everyone who supported our annual Golf and Dinner. We raised around £4,400 in total to help with our projects supporting the internally displaced people of Bukasakya Sub county, Mbale in eastern Uganda.

£4,400 pays for two teachers' annual salaries, for almost a new borehole, or goes towards much needed additional classrooms.

Special thanks to our wonderful sponsors, prize donors, players, Hertswood Ltd, and to our hosts Aldwickbury Park Golf Club.

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Rothamsted Park Transformed for African Adventure Trail!

Thank you to everyone who supported our African Adventure Trail afternoon. Wow what a fantastic day! We hope you and your families enjoyed learning more about the lives of children in Uganda, whether it was by carrying water canisters or bundles on heads or by playing with tyres and home-made footballs. The sound of African drumming echoing across Rothamsted was truly wonderful!

Huge thanks to our team of volunteers and to everyone who bought tombola tickets, made a mask, painted a rock or bought refreshments. You are helping to transform the lives of people in Uganda. Enjoy these lovely pictures of a memorable day.