Latest News from Fr Paul

Fri, 10/06/2016 - 8:28pm

Dearest Brothers and sisters,

Greetings and best regards from Uganda and from STNPS. We are proud to be associated with you and the school is increasingly gaining ground. We thank you so much for your selfless commitment in soliciting the necessary help to the institution.

We are having an emergency meeting with the parents and teachers today because we have been overwhelmed by the numbers.

GETA is now a Charity

Thu, 26/05/2016 - 9:42pm

GETA was formed in June 2015 as a Charitable Trust. The Trustees are pleased to announce that, as a result of the dedicated work of the Management Team and the generosity of all our donors and supporters, GETA is now formally recognised by the Charity Commission as Charity no. 1167092.

On behalf of GETA, Fr Paul Bigirwa, and all the children and staff of St Theresa's School I would like to thank each and every one of you for making this happy development possible. With your continued support we look forward to sharing the joys of future fundraising events with our whole community.

“A day at the Races”

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Not the Marx Brothers film, but the Salomon Richmond 13.1 race on Sunday 3rd April, starting at Old Deer Park in Richmond. A crisp dry start just after 8.30 turned into a warm dry day – just the perfect running conditions for David, Catherine and Brett to successfully finish the half-marathon; at times it was a question of which might give out first, the lungs or the legs, especially dodging the muddy puddles on the towpaths! It was a hugely rewarding – if at times painful – experience, but we kept going and crossed the finishing line with good personal times.

DIY Cookie Pizza Sale - St Margaret's Lenten Project 2016

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On Mother's day (6th March 2016) we had the first ever St Margaret's DIY Cookie Pizza sale. Some of the altar servers and parents helped to make the event a great success. Customers had the chance to choose a cookie, decorate their pizza box, get their cookie topped with chocolate sauce and then select up to 3 toppings for their pizza. There were also Creme Egg Pasties available, but they went quickly. Many thanks to everyone who helped out and, of course, all those who purchased a cookie pizza and topped them with lots of sweets.

GETA is the charity for the St Margaret's Lenten Project 2016

Mon, 01/02/2016 - 10:54pm

GETA has been chosen as the beneficiary of the St Margaret of Scotland Lenten Project for 2016. We are planning a range of fundraising events in the lead up to Easter Sunday, including the Richmond half-marathon (see what's happening). If you would like to organise an event to support GETA then contact our Fundraising Co-ordinator, Roisin Holland - to find out how you can help support us.

Our website is now live

Sun, 31/01/2016 - 1:21am

We are pleased to launch our website for GETA- Give Education To All. Here you can learn about GETA, find out how to get involved, find out about upcoming events, read about past events and keep up to date with the latest GETA news.

If you have any feedback, bug reports, or feel there is something missing from the site, please do get in touch via our contact us page.

Christmas cards and cupcake decorating

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Today (6th December 2015) we saw a packed hall with lots of creative young people making amazing fairy cakes and Christmas cards. We also had a raffle of a Christmas cake and bottle of wine, along with a few cakes, toys and knitted baby clothes to sell. With everyone's help, we raised a total of £157.50 which goes towards St Theresa's school in Uganda. That's enough to pay a teacher's salary for a year!