UGM Photoblog: 12 Images showing it’s the Participation that Counts

UGM Photoblog: 12 Images showing it’s the Participation that Counts

‘it’s not the winning, but the taking part that counts.’ We’ve all heard the cliché. But with the Uganda Marathon, this expression couldn’t be more true. Right from the moment you step off the plane, throughout the 7-day adventure (and even before), it’s all about a willingness to take part, do your best, and help make a difference. Here are twelves photos to show you why it’s the participation that counts…   By participating, you’ll be helping a community…   …by doing your best to fundraise…   …and giving your time…   …and sharing your skills…   Bring a smile with you…   ...and be prepared to have some fun. That in itself will make a massive difference to the local communities.   Then on Race day, don’t worry about your time or position, but just enjoy the breathtaking experience of running through Africa, with the people you’ve met throughout the week…   Soak up the challenge, do your best, but also have some fun…   Choose the distance which feels right for you – a 10K, half-marathon or full. All will be a fantastic challenge for charity.   And if you’re training doesn’t quite go to plan, there’s always the option to switch distances right up until the day…   Remember, it’s determination and a willingness to take part which is really key…   Say yes, and you’ll be joining a group who collectively will raise thousands and thousands for charity this summer…leaving a lasting legacy in Uganda.   We’d love to see you there…in a week where it’s truly ‘the taking part that counts’.         Like to read...
A word with two UGM Volunteers – Steve & Tanya

A word with two UGM Volunteers – Steve & Tanya

Here, two of our current volunteers sum up their experience of living in Uganda for three months, getting to know the culture, meeting the local people and volunteering at the Charity Projects, in two short, but wonderfully written blurbs. Here’s a peek into Uganda and the UGM’s Charity Projects… A big thank you to Steve and Tanya for taking the time to write these, and for all their hard work in supporting the UGM Projects! We really appreciate it!   Steve: Great local food from Rebecca’s café; glorious sunshine interspersed with full-on rain; crazy games of football where trees form natural obstacles, there’s an unknown number of players and you play until it gets dark; learning about farming pigs, chickens and mushrooms; jumping on the back of a bodaboda and being whisked down bumpy roads; receiving remarkable levels of hospitality…these are just a few of the experiences that come as standard when spending time with the Uganda International Marathon team in Masaka. Possibly the standout memory so far of my weeks here is the visit to SNE, a local school for deaf children. The abundant joy of the staff and pupils is contagious. The choosing of my ‘sign name’ by which they will know me was an incredible experience: the pupils looking intently at my face and then seeking a feature that they can then assign a unique hand gesture to. Several different gestures are suggested but the class have to reach a consensus. It doesn’t take them long and my sign name will now forever be associated with my rapidly receding hair line. Being welcomed into their world...
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