Please will you consider sponsoring me in my attempt to walk 167 miles for the following project? 167 miles is the distance from Kampala to Kiamgwali camp, so it seemed a good number to choose.
With just eight days to go before the arrival of May, this is your last chance to sponsor me for the 167 mile April challenge should you wish to do so. Heartfelt thanks to those of you who have already been generous enough to sponsor me. The current total stands at £170. I received chemotherapy treatment last Thursday as planned, and you will see that my miles are down as a direct result of the dreaded after affects. I still managed to clock up 38.3 miles however, which means we are nicely on track. Only another 29.6 miles to go!!
Our young friend and avid reader Tobey Buckingham has now raised a fantastic £167 as a result of his Readathon. Thanks a million and very well done Toby! Many thanks to those of you who bought raffle tickets from Carys at the Bay CAFE in Benllech. The raffle was drawn on Easter Sunday. It raised a wonderful £110! A huge thank you to Carys for taking it on and congratulations to the winners!
The current weight of books received and packed stands at 323kg which is fabulous! It was a real pleasure to meet Anne Jones on Thursday morning when she called at ours to deliver some books that have been very kindly donated bye the charity Share. Packing their donation will doubtless serbe to keep me out of mischief over the coming weekend.
once we have received the remainder of the books from Portsmouth, Yorkshire, Lincoln and Sussex we will be able to obtain an accurate quote for sending them over to Uganda. I will keep you posted about this and will update you again after the 30th of April.
Meanwhile if you would like to sponsor my remaining miles, or make a general donation towards the library project please feel free to use the link pay.rrym.uk where you will find various payment options. Can I also ask you to please share this post? Many thanks as ever for any support you feel able to offer. Heulwen
We at Refugee Relief Ynys Mon a’r Cylch are establishing a community library in Kiangwali refugee camp, Uganda. The library will cater for 150,000 camp residence, and some of the children from the local community who are too poor to be able to afford books. If you would like to help us in our mission, we are collecting unwanted books in very good condition. This includes children’s books, student textbooks and everything in between.
have drop off points in Benllech, Llangefni and Llandudno.
You can help by purchasing a raffle ticket from Carys at the Bay cafe. Tickets are priced at £1 each, and all proceeds will go towards shipping costs for the books. The cost of shipping is likely to be somewhere between £1000 and £2000 for 10 30kg boxes, so any donation you feel able to make will be very much appreciated.
For more information, or to make an online donation, please check out our Facebook page refugeereliefynysmon or our website rrym.uk and use the link pay.rrym.uk
Thank you so much for any help you feel able to offer.