KKR stick with donation plans amid shortfalls
Posted Thursday, December 19 2013 at 02:00
Kampala Kids Run (KKR) are determined with their plans to donate to the children of Kasese despite their fund-raising drive being hampered by a low turn-up last weekend.
KKR expected over 1,500 participants in the inaugural children’s charity run held at Kati Kati grounds but only managed to register 600 with each buying a ticket at Shs10,000. The proceeds were meant to be donated to the children of Kasese who were displaced by floods that hit the area in May this year. The collected funds are, however, insufficient according to the race organisers.
“We are really glad that the event happened but we shall hold talks with our sponsors to see how we can sort the Kasese issue. Donating to them remains our major concern and challenge but we are happy about the many positives of the day,” KKR director Muslim Kiwanuka told Daily Monitor.
“We also facilitated a number of schools and orphanages with free tickets. That, in itself, is a kind of charity,” Kiwanuka added.
Suzan Nakamya, 12, of Bweyogerere CU School emerged the day’s biggest winner.
After passing her promotion examinations to primary five, her success continued on the road as she sailed to the finish-line in the 3km race in 12 minutes.
She won a Shs100,000 shopping voucher from Uchumi Supermarket and a return air ticket to Dar es Salaam courtesy of Air Uganda and Serena Hotel.
“I am very happy to win. I can’t wait to go to Tanzania with my parents. I look forward to winning more events and being the next Kiprotich or Inzikuru,” Nakamya said.