The run has changed format and is open to the public for those who can participate in a 2km family around at Nsambya and Kibuli hills
The fourth edition of the National Social Security Fund (NSSF) Kampala 7 Hills Hash Run continues to gain momentum after Vision Group offered sh50m towards the event due on March 17.
Vision Group CEO Robert Kabushenga presented the cheque to NSSF managing director Richard Byarugaba at the company’s head office in Kampala on Thursday.
Kabushenga said the company was happy to join NSSF in sponsoring the run not only because of the good partnership they have with NSSF at different levels but also to support a big cause championed by them.
“We are happy to sponsor the run which in my view is the toughest of all runs in the country but also because of the attention we bring to the cause of supporting public schools in and outside Kampala. Those of us who are in these positions never know how the underprivileged suffer,” Kabushenga said.
Byarugaba was grateful for the Vision Group offer and said the fourth edition of the run had changed format and is open to the public for those who can participate in a 2km family around at Nsambya and Kibuli hills and a 10km run around the Nsambya, Kibuli and Nakasero hills on top of the 21km run over the 7 hills.
Individuals will part with a participation fee of sh25,000 each while companies will participate according to the different packages that include platinum, gold, silver and bronze.
“We are thrilled that you’re able to join us. The fun charity run will continue with the historical 7 hills and proceeds will go to schools in and outside Kampala,” Byarugaba stated.
“The main problem of most schools is the dilapidated facilities especially removing asbestos and it is a very good cause that we removing them and improve the chance of people living without contracting diseases like cancer; so you’re giving a good turn for us and it will help the schools,” he added.
Over sh300m has been collected from the last three runs which have gone to rehabilitate six schools.
In 2016, KCCA received sh61m which was used to renovate a classroom block at Nakivubo Settlement Primary School for sh56m and construction of a water tank at St. Ponsiano Kyamula Primary School for sh5m.
NSSF handed over sh119m from the 2017 proceeds which benefitted Makerere University and St. Paul Nsambya primary schools while last year’s collection went to the renovation of Mbuya Church of Uganda Primary School.