Barclays Uganda Project
Five years ago, Mark Hutchison and Liana Johnstone, together with 13 other Barclays colleagues travelled to Uganda as part of a Make a Difference 4 Africa charity visit to help build a school for orphans and provide medical supplies to the local health centre. The group raised £50,000 through various charity events in the year running up to the trip, such a Ben Nevis climb, bake sales and raffles.
The Uganda trip was a life-changing experience for the team as they worked with the local people to help build the school and assist at the medical centre with vaccinations.
Following this visit, Mark and Liana committed to support three boys who had lost their parents. With the help of friends in Uganda they registered the boys in a school that offered boarding facilities as the children did not have homes to go to. They have supported the boys for over five years now and have watched them flourish and grow.
Mark will take part in no less than THREE ultra marathons this year – The Highland Fling on 28 April 2018, The West Highland Way race on 23 June 2018 and the The Devil O Highlands on 4 August 2018. The races take part in the Scottish Highlands and have a combined elevation of 28,000ft – the equivalent of running Mount Everest! This is an incredible challenge requiring massive committment and we wish Mark lots of luck!
Mark has now completed two races and has one to go so please do support him and the Barclays Uganda Project by donating here.