MY friend and I did a sponsored one mile walk on Monday, September 30, with the children of St Peter and St Paul’s Junior School in St Helens.

All the money donated has now been sent to The Uphill Charity to provide the children at The Uphill School in Western Uganda with Mosquito Nets. 

These will make a big improvement in protecting the children who live in a remote village of Iruhuura in Uganda from suffering from Malaria. 

I would like to pass on my appreciation and thanks to all the amazing people who sponsored us – neighbours, friends, my former pupils who I taught at Central Secondary Modern School years ago, (who have been very supportive, as have the St Helens junior school staff and pupils), and former colleagues who I worked with. 

The full total raised as on October 17 is £561.
I had aimed for a target of £500, and this has amazingly exceeded all my expectations. 

The money is enough to buy 112 Mosquito Nets, which will save more than 500 children from contracting malaria from Mosquito bites – this is because a mother will sleep with a baby and up to three children on a mattress on the floor under a net.

The nets, which cost £5, will be bought in Kampala this coming February by two of the trustees who will be going over there, and then taken to the Uphill School in Iruhuura, and given out to the children there.

Well done everyone, you should all be very proud of yourselves, many thanks again – and thanks also to Jean Evans who has been a very supportive friend. 

Joan Harrison,