Last year, with my friend Alan Young, I helped out at the Cologne event, providing the competitors with a wide variety of goodies from the food table. I did the day shift and Alan took care of the nightime. I was so impressed with the event that I asked Wolfgang, the organiser, if I could take part this year and he said yes. It has been a long time since I have run on a cinder track (my first 24 hour race in Doncaster in June 2002) so it won’t be easy. In fact, I don’t think I will actually be running very much, mainly speed walking.
If you would like to have a look at my justgiving.com/ page you will see some photos of our kids in Uganda and also a short video of the work being done to build the school and the orphanage. (This can also be seen on the charity website – see the link).
At present we have over 200 children at the school as day pupils but, as soon as the dormitories are completed we will be able to take boarders which, of course, will generate some income.
It is estimated that we will need at least £100,000 to complete the project so if you are able to donate some money it would be very much appreciated by us and the children.