Supporting and enabling self-reliant rural communities in south-western Uganda through empowering education and conservation programmes.
Raising funds to help people in Uganda doesn't have to be boring! Here are some examples of how friends of the RDF have gone about it...
Brian works for AGCO Corp., which encompasses Agricultural Tractors and equipment. They supported his team-building expedition in January 2014 to the Rwenzori Mountains, the largest snow and glacial mountain range in Africa.
The route went through swampland, jungle and 'prehistoric' high altitude vegetation culminating, in snow and ice-field climbing to the top of Margherita Peak on Mount Stanley, at 5109 metres (17,000 ft.), the third highest summit on the African Continent.
Richard wanted to combine fundraising and a trekking challenge in Africa. Richard's challenge was to trek the circuit, walking 5 to 12 hours a day for 10 days. In the process he also climbed 3 peaks, the highest being Mount Margherita, 5109 metres.
"The Rwenzori Mountains in Uganda appealed as they are glacial above 4,500 m, contain a hut system in a 10 day circular trek and have a unique alpine vegetation with rare wildlife.The Charity, the Rwenzori Development Foundation is small, registered and focuses on educational and environmental projects run by local people, works in the World Heritage National Park, 100% of donations goes to Uganda - your hard earned money WILL achieve results."
In the Summer of 2007, Triathlon Champs Jim Peacock and Jerry Seager completed the Royal Windsor Triathlon. Jim’s time was 2 hours 45 minutes. They had a fundraising target of £2000 which they smashed through with a massive £3455.48 raised. Massive thanks to Jim and Jerry and to everyone that that supported them!
In Spring 2005, brave, intrepid and dedicated RDF supporter Aled Jones cycled from Lands End to John O'Groats in 10 days to raise money for the Foundation.