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 […]

Jim has passed half way mark

Charlene’s Poppa, aged 95, has passed the halfway mark in his 180km “My Life Cycle” and raised almost £2,000 in the process. He is retracing all the places he has lived. From Lurgan he has travelled virtually on his bicycle to Waringstown, Bangor and is now on route to Dungannon, Killyman and will finish in […]

Uganda Challenge Update – £6,000 raised

The 2 Moira Surgery teams, Richard’s Ramblers and The Dream Team are now in the Central African Republic on their virtual journey to Uganda – almost 80% of the journey done. The Portadown Cycling Club teams are in Algeria and Niger with Team Banana leading the way. Over £6,000 of our £10,000 target has been […]


  2 teams from Moira Surgery are virtually walking/running/cycling from Dollingstown to Uganda to raise money to help build a Secondary School in Uganda through Charlene’s Project. Additionally teams from Portadown Cycling Club are chasing the Moira Surgery teams.  Currently the Moira teams are in Nigeria and the Cycling teams have left Europe and are closing in […]

Guatemala Villages Food Fundraiser

2 weeks ago we felt compelled to organise a fundraiser for the villagers of Vado Ancho and Las Escaleras, Guatemala who had indicated by putting white flags outside their homes during COVID-19 lockdown that their food was running out. We could never have believed the incredible support as so many fundraisers came on board and supporters […]


On Saturday 23rd May as a family the Barrs are doing a fundraising half marathon walk/run…or trying to…to raise money in aid of supporting Charlene’s Project and the villages of Las Escaleras and Vado Ancho in Guatemala. This will all be within COVID-19 guidelines of course. We are so thankful for so many others who are […]

Release of 2020 VISION video

Back in 2009, Charlene Barr raised funds to build a school in Uganda as she was dying. Her legacy remains and continues to grow. As we approach the significant milestone of the 10th anniversary of her death in 2020 and to celebrate her life and courage, we have set a bold and ambitious target for the project […]

Charlene’s Project “2020 VISION” Update

Imagine not having the opportunity to go to school beyond P7? Our 2020 VISION is of a local secondary school for the 6,500 children who attend Kahara, Kirwala, Bunyama, Runyaya, Kothogongola, Diika, Nyinga and St Livingstone Primary Schools in western Uganda. We need to raise £250,000 over the next 18 months to make this dream a […]