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Marathon man makes masses for Mityana

A quick shout-out to Whitchurch resident Seb Owen who offered to run the London Marathon for Mityana Projects Trust, in the process raising just short of £5,000 (and I see donations still coming in). It really was a brilliant effort and a great boost to our fund-raising this year. Dodie will be visiting in October this year to confirm the site for the borehole that this money will be funding.

You can read Seb’s views on his marathon experience at the Mityana Projects Trust page.

You can visit his fund raising page in case you want to push the total (with gift aid) past £5k.

Finally, it really is very good odds to try for a marathon place as a small charity. At a preparatory meeting with Virgin Money Giving they stated the odds are about one in four – so think about it if you are involved with a small charity.

Recent barn dance with teachers from Mityana

Recent barn dance with teachers from Mityana

Team Dodie - primary school teachers from Mityana and Whitchurch diocese

Team Dodie – primary school teachers from Mityana and Whitchurch diocese


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Running the marathon for Mityana – please help us!

Having won a charity place in the 2015 London Marathon for St Mary Bourne based Mityana Projects Trust, Whitchurch resident Seb Owen will be running on 26 April for MPT. This follows a tough training schedule for the past several months culminating in the full race in two week’s time.

Mityana Projects Trust supports several schools and other sustainable projects in and around Mityana, Uganda.  It has provided buildings, water tanks, livestock and physical support amongst many other things. Every penny raised for Mityana projects goes to the projects themselves – nothing is retained for the running of the charity. You can find out about our work at our homepage.

Please consider supporting Seb in his run – you can support him on his charity web page.

Thanks for your support!


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Mityana – the final chapter (maybe?)

With Livi returning home from another amazing trip to Mityana, we give thanks that all three of the Hampshire Anning girls have made it out to Uganda – a chapter that started in 2008 with Bryony and ended in 2014 with Livi. Our thanks to Dodie for forging this link and to the people of St Mary Bourne and Mityana for their support. Amazing to see latest pictures from Livi of Zirra – a ‘green field’ (forest) site at the start, and now a fully functioning school in 2014.

Final chapter? Well, Livi wants to go again on a gap year in 2018…

We made a highlights video in 2010.

Bryony returning for a gap year in 2013

Bryony returning for a gap year in 2013









Milly blowing bubbles in 2010

Milly blowing bubbles in 2010









The Author with Juma in 2010, still going strong in 2014

The Author with Juma in 2010, still going strong in 2014









Livi carrying water in 2014

Livi carrying water in 2014










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Highlights video of Mityana July 2010 trip

A short edited highlights video of the trip to Mityana has now been produced and uploaded to YouTube.Outside Mityana Secondary School

The video contains short clips from visits to the schools that we visited together with music recorded locally.


The video can be found here – http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2ynIps6Bndw.



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Mityana itinerary July 2010

Tuesday 13th Depart from UK, St Mary Bourne 3.30

Arrive in Entebbe

Stay the night in Entebbe

Wednesday 14th Into Kampala for the bank, post office, craft fair and lunch at the cathedral guest house.

Out to Mityana by 4pm

Thursday 15th Mityana Secondary

  • Buddy Time
  • Peer group lesson
  • Tour of school – gardens, classrooms + dormitories
  • Lunch (1 – 2pm)
  • Meet with School Council
  • Lesson  in Lugandan (Cranmer & Nolene)
  • Water Carrying
Friday16th To Ziira



Wooden frame

Visit the Hospital

Saturday 17th a)      Visit a Ugandan home

b)      Historical site

DM – and Adrian Love to visit the Lake & a new school

c)      Meeting with 8 link school head teachers @ 3pm

Sunday 18th


Fun Afternoon with Orphanage school children and staff

Farm visit at dusk to see the birds

Monday 19th Out to Namutamba – disabled children’s hospital…..+ lunch


Tuesday 20th Bulera all day
Wednesday 21st Bukanaga / Lulagala  (lakeside villages)

am Games and class lessons activities –


pm Painting blackboards

Thursday 22nd Finish working at Bukanaga

Finish working at Lulagala

Afternoon to Makonzi?

Friday 23rd To Murchison ……….

From Mityana, head North through the districts of Hoima and Masindi . After a re-fuelling stop in Masindi town, proceed to Sambiya River Lodge in Murchison Falls N.P. A forest walk in search of chimpanzees in Pabidi Forest. Birds, butterflies and other primates are plentiful or tour the top of the Falls, where the Nile crashes through a 7 – metre gorge to fall 45 metres. Numerous scenic viewpoints are the photographer’s delight!  If hot, one can cool off in the Lodge pool. Dinner and overnight at picturesque Sambiya River Lodge.

Saturday 24th Cross the Nile by ferry and set off on an early morning game drive. Your guide helps spot elephant, giraffe, Cape buffalo, Uganda kob and lion. Butterflies are abundant. After a packed lunch you take a boat cruise to the base of the majestic Murchison Falls. Crocodiles bask in the sun and hippos yawn on the way. Spectacular bird life is found including the rare shoebill stork, and you are likely to see numerous animals. Return to the excellent service  and comfort of Sambiya River Lodge.
Sunday 25th Take another game drive this morning, return to the lodge in time for lunch. In the afternoon take a walk in the surrounding lush forest. Dinner and overnight at Sambiya River Lodge.
Monday 26th Return to Entebbe
Night at Hotel in Entebbe
Tuesday 27th Trip to Ngamba Island, back to hotel for swim and shower and food…. – return to the UK at 22.00
Wednesday 28th Arrive Heathrow 7am


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Visit to Mityana

Milly and Richard will be visiting Mityana in July 2010. This is one in a series of visits organised and led by Dodie Marsden. Bryony went to Mityana in 2008 and found it a life-changing experience.

Fuller details of the trip and the reasons behind it can be found clicking on the leaflet link below or on the tab called MITYANA.

If you would like to make a donation towards the trip, please contact me – I would delighted to accept money that I will be able to take directly to Uganda.

Mityana 2010 leaflet PDF

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