Ugandan Premiership Football Fans Unite For Charity
English Premiership Ugandan fans put their rivalry behind by uniting together for a charity gala at MUBS Playgrounds on Sunday. Fans of Arsenal, Liverpool, Manchester United and Avocado bar gathered for Soccer4Charity gal that saw them rise over Shs 1.5m for one Rachael Kanyunyuzi who was diagnosed with scleroderma.
Rachael Kanyunyuzi in blue sweater with some of the fans
The fun filled event saw Ug Kops fans of Liverpool Football Club winning the trophy for #Soccer4Charity gala 2014 with 9points, followed by Arsenal 6 points, Ovocado 3points and Manchester United with no point from 3 games. The event is going to be annual according Ninaz Ayesiga, one of the initiators of that goodwill. Congrats to them.
Some of UG Kops team members pose with the trophy
Beneficiary For The 1st Charity Proceeds
Rachael Kanyunyuzi Atwooki was diagnosed with Scleroderma, a group of rare diseases that involve the hardening and tightening of the skin and connective tissues — the fibers that provide the framework and support for your body. In some people, scleroderma affects only the skin. But in many people, scleroderma also harms structures beyond the skin — such as blood vessels, internal organs and the digestive tract. She received treatment for about 6 months but eventually stopped due to financial constraints. Rachael has been living in pain every single day, without medication, without any professional medicare, she has been living in despair with no one but dark walls to turn to.
Today we come out, as a team, as a family, as friends to be grateful to God for our lives by kick starting a campaign dubbed “HELP RACHAEL LIVE ANOTHER DAY”. From the proceeds after the gala we will support Rachael to try and make her live for another day. We shall contribute towards her medical care in terms of purchase of drugs and other medical essentials. We shall handover the contribution to the care taker so she can be able to acquire the medicines prescribed.
To contribute anything for Rachael, call 0772616900 or email firstname.lastname@example.org