British charity sets £100k target to help disabled children in Uganda

An international mobility charity based in Britain’s South West has its sights set on the third world with hopes to raise £100,000 for disabled children living in Uganda.

Somerset-based Motivation launched their new appeal ‘When I Grow Up’ to raise awareness of the difficulties faced by disabled children growing up in Uganda.

The campaign, which has garnered much attention of late, has recently received Government-backing and hopes to raise up to £100,000 for its cause.

Motivation intend to achieve their target by doubling every pound donated to the campaign before 3 August 2016.

Tamsin Langford, head of programmes at the charity, said: “Motivation believes every child deserves the best start in life. That’s why it is asking residents to donate to the appeal and help disabled children in Uganda to grow up, stay healthy and dream big.

“Matched donations will be used for a project supporting more than 400 families, equipping parents with vital skills and knowledge to keep their disabled children healthy and break from poverty.”

The charity, based in Backwell, Somerset, specialises in providing bespoke wheelchairs to residents in some of the world’s poorest countries, including Kenya, Malawi, Zimbabwe, India and Sri Lanka.