I'm running the Virtual London Marathon this Sunday in memory of an awesome women who sadly lost her battle with cancer this year.
Bianca Mathews was beautiful, wonderful and passionately committed to making the world a better place. She was the twin sister of my good friend Dylan Mathews and a devoted mother to her son Jonah.
Bianca co-founded the Rwenzori Development Foundation, a small charity working in partnership with local communities in South Western Uganda to support conservation and education projects.
So I'm running in her memory for a charity dear to her heart.
This year the Rwenzori Development Foundation will be funding
- a solar system for a girl's hostel at Kibiito Secondary School. Kibiito has been promoting girls' education and the hostel ensures girls don't have to walk for for over an hour there and back to school each day. As a result Kibiito now has some of the highest results in the Rwenzori region and girls are outperforming their male peers. We want the girls to continue to thrive and have lighting to reliably study during the evening when power cuts are commonplace.
- furniture to complete a school computer lab at Kitumba Secondary school, the government has provided the school with computers but without furniture, the students are unable to use the computer and access important ICT skills.
- 2,000 trees as part of an ambitious tree planting campaign being led by CECO Uganda to plant 1 million trees in the Rwenzori region over the nest 5 days.
Thank you so much for supporting me and donating to the Rwenzori Development Foundation. As we emerge from the global Coronavirus pandemic, Uganda needs our support more than ever!
(Bianca with her twin Dylan)