Visit to Charlene Secondary School

What a wonderful privilege we had recently of visiting the new Charlene Secondary School during our return to Uganda post pandemic. When we last visited in Jan 2020 we had identified the site for the school with the newly appointed Ugandan Trustees of Charlene Education Foundation. As we have watched from a distance the plans […]

1,056 km nearly completed

Poppa Jim is no ordinary 95 year old. His target in 2022 was to virtually cycle around Ireland this calendar year. Unbelievably he is 6 months ahead of schedule and will complete his 1,056 km cycle before the end of June. With failing health during lockdown he started doing a little bit on a cycling […]

Charlene Secondary School is open

EXCITING NEWS Charlene’s legacy continues On Monday 17th January the secondary school we have been dreaming off for quite a few years opened in temporary accommodation until the building completes, hopefully by the end of March. Charlene’s Project has been supporting 8 neighbouring primary schools in Uganda and for some time we have been working […]

Poppa Jim has BIG plans for 2022

On behalf of Charlene’s Project I wish to thank all those good people who supported me on my recent 180km cycle in aid of Charlene’s Project to help build a school which they so badly need in Uganda. We raised over £8,000 which was a terrific result for all concerned. As for me it was […]

Donate in lieu of Christmas Presents

Would you and your family and friends consider forgoing Christmas presents this year and make a donation in lieu of presents to help us raise the money to build the Secondary School in Uganda for children who otherwise won’t get to school? Thanks. As Christmas approaches we are asking for donations to help us […]

Poppa Jim completes his “My Life Cycle” on 11th anniversary of Charlene’s death

On 30th October, the 11th anniversary of Charlene’s death, Charlene’s Poppa completed his 181.1km “My Life Cycle” to raise funds for the Secondary School Project that Charlene’s Project has begun in Uganda. Poppa Jim has been retracing his life by covering the miles between the different places he has lived on his exercise bike in […]

MCB Senior Girls Hockey support Charlene’s Project

A huge thank you to the Methody Senior Girls Hockey Team who are continuing their sponsorship of Charlene’s Project for the second consecutive season. The money raised will make such a difference for the lives of girls in Uganda. A huge thank you to all involved and we wish you a very successful season. Bethany […]

Sunday Life features Poppa Jim’s “My Life Cycle”

Thank you #SundayLife #belfasttelegraph for covering Poppa Jim’s amazing efforts to support the Secondary School Project. He is Northern Ireland’s answer to the late Captain Tom Moore, a 95-year-old world war veteran taking on an amazing challenge for charity. Co Down’s Jim Copeland can barely walk but on his exercise bike, he is steadily cycling […]