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Martin Roddy's Uganda Trip

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Martin with Seamus Heaney at the 2002 McGlinchey Summer School

Martin Roddy is one of three people from Inishowen traveling to Uganda this year to raise funds for Self-Help Development, and he was persuaded to join the effort by a fellow Clonmany native, Patsy Toland, who works full-time for the agency.

Self Help Development International is an Irish-based agency, involved in the implementation of long-term development projects in deprived communities throughout Africa. Self Help promote sustaining projects throughout these third world communities. The projects and programmes stretch across countries such as Ethiopia, Malawi, Uganda, and Kenya.

One of the main projects is the annual trek across one of the African countries.
Uganda Trek

"Singer, Eleanor Shanley will lead a group of 50 people across Uganda in October of this year. The trek allows the people to see at first hand the projects where the funds are going. We will complete a number of walks and meet the people who benefit from these projects, throughout the 10-day visit. We will see the Self Help work in the Amuria and Asamuk regions of Uganda."

"As a trekker I aim to raise a minimum of €4,500 through a fund-raising programme between now and the 1st of September 2003."

"I have a range of events organized over the summer at home. Ranging from a sponsored climb of Bulaba, to a Céilí Nite in the St Mary’s Hall."

"If you are interested in helping me reach the target of €4500, then contact me at martin.j.roddy@seagate.com"

"You can find out more information about Self Help at Self Help Development International"

Yours sincerely,

Martin Roddy
Cross,
Clonmany,
Co Donegal,

Martin's Fundraising Events

Over the next few weeks, Martin has planned a number of fundraising events and he is hoping the people and businesses of the area will support this good cause.


This Friday, 4th July at the Pollen Beach Hotel there will be an exciting gig featuring local bands Planet Caravan and Egghouse Rats, for over 18s only, from 11pm.
Admission €5.


On Sunday, 27th July, about 20 people will undertaken a sponsored climb of Bulaba, subject to weather.


A Disco for Over 12s will take place on Friday, 25th July in the Clonmany Youth and Community Centre from 8pm.


There will also be a charity raffle of two tickets to see the Red Hot Chili Peppers in Slane on the 23rd of August 2003, the concert that sold out in two and a half hours. This ten-hour music marathon will also feature Foo Fighters, Queens Of The Stone Age, PJ Harvey and Feeder.

Contact Martin for Details : martin.j.roddy@seagate.com

 
 


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