Catriona Laird, a talented young Scottish illustrator, has written and illustrated a lovely book called Patience Goes Uphill. Catriona is Liddy's daughter and has been involved in raising funds to help Uphill Junior School from the very beginning, through her involvement with 1st Newport Brownies.
The book aims to inform kids and adults alike on the situation for many children in rural Uganda who desperately need the opportunity for an education to free them from a life of poverty. The story follows a young girl called Patience who learns about Uphill Junior School and, with the financial support of a donor in the UK, enrols in school and starts her journey towards a better life.
The book costs £8 (plus £2 UK post and packing). All proceeds will go into The Uphill Trust School Build Appeal to raise funds for the next classroom block. If you would like a copy of the book, please go to the Gifts That Give page.
If you like the book and feel that you might be able to promote sales to others, please let the trustees know. Do you think any schools you are associated with would like to buy some copies for their library or to support curriculum topics?
Catriona is a recent honours graduate of the Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art and Design. She lives in Newport-on-Tay and is part of Inkpot, a comics studio in Dundee. You can find out more about Catriona's portfolio of work here.
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