Young people from the Square Youth CafÃ© will be taking part in a sponsored walk on Tuesday 27th October to raise money for Hailsham-based charity, the Quicken Trust.
The 16-mile walk will commence at Hastings pier in the morning and finish at Eastbourne pier in the late afternoon which aims to raise money to fund community work being carried out in the rural village of Kabubbu, Uganda.
All proceeds from the walk will go towards project work in Kabubbu next year, where young people from the Square Youth Cafe will be taking part in community development projects involving orphan children and within the village.
The Square Youth CafÃ©, owned and managed by Hailsham Town Council, has already raised thousands of pounds for the Quicken Trust in recent years, having organised and participated in a number of fundraising events. It is hoping to add to the total with the forthcoming sponsored walk and various other fundraising activities in the coming months.
Andy Joyes, youth project coordinator at Hailsham Town Council said: “On deciding to support the pier to pier walk for Kabubbu again this year, young people from the Square Youth CafÃ© will make a valuable contribution to the improvement of the lives of the some of the poorest people in Uganda.”
“Over 5% of the children in Uganda are impoverished and living without a future. It is important to support the work of the Quicken Trust, who do so much for the orphans in the isolated village of Kabubbu and, through such fundraisers as this, we intend to make a real difference to the lives of the Ugandan orphans again this year.”
Quicken Trust founder Geoff Booker said: “It is wonderful that our young people from Hailsham are so intent on helping the young people of Kabubbu. They are giving their time, energy and effort to raise these funds and should be applauded and encouraged through donations.”
“When they visit Kabubbu in 2016 they will be able to see and be involved in the practical use of the funds they have raised. 100% of what they raise will be used in full at the point-of-need in Kabubbu. They are worthy of your support.”
For further details on these events and projects, or to make a donation, please contact Andy Joyes (during office hours) on 01323 841702.
Terry Hall, Communications & Public Information Officer
Hailsham Town Council, Market Street, Hailsham, East Sussex, BN27 2AE
Telephone: 01323 841702 | Email: email@example.com