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Emergency Food Relief in the Namuwongo Slums

National Parks 1000 Mile Cycling Challenge

31 December 2020

Raised out of £ 2730.00 target

£ 6379.43

Including Gift Aid: £ 7286.93
Raised offline: £ 731.00

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It's challenging at the best of times in the Namuwongo slum. Now our NCF school and operation has had to close down throughout the coronavirus lockdown.  The economy has stagnated and starvation is hitting hard.  Disease, child pregnancy, suicide and abuse are at an all time high.

We have 273 children at our NCF Primary School.  Our aim is to provide emergency food relief parcels for every child/family asap.  At a cost of just £10 per  parcel we can help.  It won't solve everything, but it will make a massive difference and send an amazing message of encouragement.  We know.

Our challenge is to cycle 1000 miles (1609km) across 12 National Parks of England and Wales from 2nd - 18th September.  With over 25,000 metres of ascent it will be challenging ... but nothing compared to the daily battle faced in the slum.

We would be grateful for any contribution that you feel you are able to make.  We can assure you that it will make a difference to the lives of some of the most needy.

Thank you x

Friends of Namuwongo Community Foundation

Namuwongo Community Foundation (NCF) is a small Ugandan charity that operates in the slums of Kampala. It works with vulnerable children from the Namuwongo slum to give them an education, which they would otherwise not receive.

NCF runs a Primary School plus a sponsorship programme for secondary, vocational and higher education. It operates a feeding programme and seeks to empower widows and other underprivileged women by teaching them craft, micro-business skills and life skills.

It is directed by Christine Kasapuli – an inspirational young woman who grew up in the local slum community and was a beneficiary of this project when it was first established in 2000. She was sponsored through her education and now has graduated into the leadership role of this organisation. Christine is a great example of one of our NCF principles - “change a life, change lives.”

Friends of NCF is a small UK registered charity that provides the funding and support for the work of NCF in Uganda.

Registered Charity No.1149786

Recent Donations



21 October 2020

Great effort and great cause.

£ 25.00

+ £ 6.25 Gift Aid


15 October 2020

Well done to all the cyclists for completing this amazing challenge!

£ 25.00


06 October 2020

Great achievement John Paulson and an excellent cause.

£ 25.00

+ £ 6.25 Gift Aid


06 October 2020

£ 150.00

+ £ 37.50 Gift Aid


01 October 2020

Again, WELL DONE, Matthew and your cycling and supporters' team. What an amazing and worthwhile achievement.

£ 70.00


30 September 2020

Well done JP. David.

£ 50.00

+ £ 12.50 Gift Aid


30 September 2020

Well done, terrific effort

£ 30.00

+ £ 7.50 Gift Aid


29 September 2020

Fantastic challenge for an essential need, well done

£ 10.00

+ £ 2.50 Gift Aid


28 September 2020

£ 50.00

+ £ 12.50 Gift Aid


28 September 2020

With our admiration and love J & O

£ 100.00

+ £ 25.00 Gift Aid

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