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Katrina’s trip to Uganda

 

I finally arrived in Entebbe airport, slightly dazed after an overnight flight with two stopovers. Dickson was there to meet me and we drove straight to the Mityana Disctrict, which is where we have carried out an extensive program, checking the eyesight of children at the local primary schools.

 

I was here for the best part of our glasses program, which is delivering the new prescription glasses to the children. In Uganda, you have to pass your ...

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The best part of our glasses programme - handing them out to the children...

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What an amazing day. Huge congratulations to all those who took on the Chiltern Challenge. Just stepping up to the start line of an ultra takes real courage. We’d also like to say thank you for making it such a brilliant day for all, and for your amazing fundraising for Humanity Direct. Your efforts raised more than £12,000 and will change so many lives.

There were great performances throughout the field, but special congratulations go to the overall winners: Rosemary Hurford and Ben...

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Since teaming up with XNRG, we’ve hosted almost a dozen one day ultra marathons to raise funds for medical care. For first time ultra runners in particular, we think the Humanity Direct events are the best ultras around. The welcoming atmosphere and scenic routes are just some of the reasons that on average more than a third of our runners at each event are doing their first ultra. So if you’re looking to try an ultra, or have already signed up to our events later this year in July ...

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Another Humanity Direct Ultra is in the books. The Amersham event last weekend was a great success! The event was sold out for the first time, and we raised over £13,000 which went directly to our school spectacle program in Uganda. Keep en eye on our twitter and facebook feeds for updates from Uganda.

In addition make sure to sign up for our next events in July and September - check out our events page for more information.

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We had an amazing day out on Saturday at the 2018 Humanity Direct Chiltern Ultra

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I have had a very eventful week in Uganda. GlassesOnSpec made all the glasses, which we collected from the amazing Will Luff and then I travelled with them hand luggage to Uganda. I also brought with me a Retinomax Autorefractor, which left little space for my own packing!

 

The day after my arrival, on Sunday I spent the day at Platinum Medical Centre meeting patients, including our first two brain surgery children and two PSAP babies, who have been born without an anal opening. ...

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As we start getting ready for our next Ultra in July, here’s our quick video of the last event in March in Amersham:

 

 

 

 

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Fund Life Saving Medical Care for a Child in Need instead of Receiving Birthday Presents

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The second annual Humanity Direct Amersham Ultra took place last weekend and although it was just a little bit muddy, the event was a big success.

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