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Volunteer Experienced Fundraiser to help form and organise a new team to produce small events mainly in UK

Uganda Lodge Community Projects


Posted over 30 days ago...

We need a new team to advise and  encourage past and present supporters to organise small  local fundraising events as well as facebook Birthday Fundraisers and online sales.   


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Shepperton, TW17 0JR

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Expires at anytime

What will you be doing?

Over the past 15 years many hundreds of visitors have stayed at Uganda Lodge, volunteered at our school, helped at our medical centre and been on safari with our partner Ugandan NGO Director Denis, plus many others have supported building work and perhaps made regular donations and run fundraisers  to help cover ongoing costs of a good education for 500 children each year.  Since Covid, prices in Uganda for food, fuel and building materials has risen massively. Regular monthly income to our UK charity has dropped slightly, but available money from these local farming families to help towards school fees has dropped considerably. International Visitor numbers are still low (and many used to fundraise before they came) so not only are we currently struggling to cover ongoing running costs for education and healthcare while not turning youngsters away, but our plans to offer many more students basic vocational training are on hold.  Ideally we need to treble our annual  UK charity income from an average of £80,000 per year, and this might also enable us to spend some money in the UK on fundraising and advertising etc. 

What are we looking for?

Volunteers  need to  be outgoing, and willing to suggest, support and encourage the fundraising efforts of others for a few hours a week. This can be entirely by online meetings and phone calls. They should have some ideas, suggestions  and experience of organising small or large events so they can encourage others. Ideally you also need to have an interest in helping some of the happiest but poorest communities in developing countries get an education and better prospects for their future lives 

What difference will you make?

We all have many stages in our lives, and usually some times are  more stressful and busy than others. But helping those less fortunate than ourselves is always a welcome plus. There is a motto of a worldwide Business Networking Club whose motto is "GIVERS GAIN"  Many years ago I had 4 children under 5  and fortunately did not have to work full-time BUT I became Akela of a Cub Scout Pack for 10 years. We always said  'If you want help, ask someone with 3 or 4 children'!! Very true. Fast Forward  Children grown up and I backpacked around the world in  many developing countries (ie cheap to travel in!) and somehow found myself starting a UK charity in my 60's to help disadvantaged children in a rural farming community in Uganda.  Another 15 years has flown by and I still visit Uganda 2 or 3 times a year - but I need to get a new team in place and raise the income ideally needed so our support can continue for another 15 years (long after me!!)  You would be able to visit Uganda  if you wished to see the work we have already achieved  but otherwise many photos and videos can be seen to know that your help is so much appreciated   


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