Debbie Walker is heading out to Matugga in late October for a couple of weeks, leading a small group, visiting The Revival Centre for the first time. The group is small, consisting of 2 young men who have finished school this year and are looking to experience the wider world for a year whilst doing some good along the way.
Sam Gurney and Barney Addenbrook have committed to travelling with Debbie to Matugga on 29th October to experience first hand what life is like and the work being done at The Revival Centre.
Whilst in Matugga they will be taking part in a project to create a safe play area on an area of land at The Revival Centre. The work will likely include clearing the land and/or fencing the area. Sam and Barney have undertaken to raise money for the project by doing a sponsored 3 peaks walk on 22nd September. The 3 peaks in question are the Yorkshire 3 peaks consisting of Whernside, Ingleborough and Pen-Y-Ghent. A total of 24.5 miles!
They are consequently looking for sponsorship. If you are able to donate please visit https://mydonate.bt.com/fundraisers/samandjosh
Following on from the very successful summer concert at St John’s Church organised by Keely Hodgson, two choir members (Professor Marion Hetherington; trustee and Jenny Hughes) have just returned from a visit to Revival Centre, Matugga. They were accompanied by Sarah Nottingham (graduate of University of Leeds) and Jenny’s daughter Helen (who last visited 8 years ago!). Visitors’ reports will be posted shortly with some news about the Revival Centre and the latest edition of Matugga Chat. Tukusanyukidde
Thank you to everyone who sang, performed and attended the Sing for Matugga concert on July 14th, with your support we managed to raise £1000 – so thank you from Give a Child a Hope and to the champions at Revival Centre who will benefit from this great fundraising effort! Thank you especially to Keely Hodgson, natural voice practitioner for believing that everyone can sing and for organising this fun event!
Ben Rhydding Community Choir & guests sing for Matugga at St. John’s Church, Ben Rhydding, this Saturday, 14th July, 6.30pm.
Guests: Ashlands School Choir & Djembe Group; Transpennine Harps; MOSS (male vocal ensemble), AcaBella.
Raising money for the UK charity “Give A Child A Hope” which supports the work of The Revival Centre, Matugga, Uganda.
Please come and join in the fun at the Charity Fashion Show – fundraising for Give a Child a Hope – taking place Thursday 24th May at 7pm for 7:30pm (tickets at the door are £5 and include a glass of fizz!).
The event is proudly sponsored by the new Bath House in Ilkley and Land Rover Farnell.
St John’s Church, Ben Rhydding, nearly new children’s sale on Saturday 28th April.
A great opportunity to clear out your children’s good quality books, small to medium toys, CD’s, DVD’s, equipment and Summer clothes. All proceeds are split 50% to you and 50% to charity. Any questions contact Jane Wearing on 01943- 609743.
The Ilkley Harriers Trail race is running again this year on Monday 28th May.
The Matugga team will be selling homemade cakes and cookies before, during and after the event. You may be running, or cheering the runners on, there’ll be plenty of cake for everyone!
Bishop Ivan will be visiting us from Matugga again from June 7th – 25th.
Watch this space for events and updates.
Ben Rhydding Fete will be held on Saturday 16th June from 2-4pm.
The Matugga team will be running a second hand book, and DVD book stall to raise funds.
Following a wonderful fun fundraising afternoon tea at St Johns in early December, Debbie Walker set out on the 21st Dec to celebrate a very special Christmas with Bishop Ivan, Madam Allen (his wife) and other members of the Lugoloobi household.
There was a wonderful Christmas atmosphere with a packed house which included several of the Champions who were staying with the family over the school holidays. (Most champions return home to extended family during the holidays ,but there remain a small number who have no one to support them during this period).
The money raised from the fundraising afternoon tea helped support these champions during the Christmas holiday period. Shirts, toys and and other much needed clothing were received with huge appreciation on Christmas day along with a lovely meal.
It was a truly memorable Christmas with much love, laughter and excitement. I felt very blessed and privileged to have been part of such a loving family.