Gerald is going, with Mrs Dickinson, on a 280 mile bike ride across Uganda! We are leaving today, October 26th 2012!
Thanks to all the children and parents who took part in the 14 or 2.8 mile bike rides, and those who scooted or walked. Together we have already raised over £2,600 for Link Community Development, which supports Marongo Primary School.
Gerald the giraffe is a well travelled school mascot. He has been on a cruise around New Zealand and to Uganda.
If you are off somewhere interesting, why not ask if you can take Gerald with you? Take a photograph of him on his trip and get it included on this page.
Bridgemere is linked with Marongo Primary School in the Masindi District of Uganda.
Gerald has visited Marongo three times now, in 2004, 2006 and 2007, with our headteacher, Mrs Dickinson. He is a good friend of their headteacher Robinah.
All the Marongo children (about 700) and teachers are very excited when Gerald and Mrs Dickinson visit.
In 2007 he came back very worried because the new borehole, which provided Marongo School with fresh water in 2006, was already broken. He is waiting to hear that it is mended