I’m off to Uganda again in June! My projects-more mosquito nets, books and educational charts for Brian Trust PS

Dear Friends

Thanks for all your interest and support since I returned from Uganda in October last year. You were AMAZING when I requested help to build the new latrines for Brain Trust Nursery and Primary School, the hand wash facilities and to put a roof over the school hall that doubles as a community church.I was very lucky and grateful that TrustGreenbelt part of the wonderful Greenbelt Festival gave a donation for much of this building work. (Previous blogs will give you more details)

Also when I told you the tragic story of Moses you didn’t hesitate to come to his rescue and finance the move from his lonely existence living in a tumbledown home to his family who didn’t know about his situation but will now look after him, and the building of his tiny but safe new home. There has been a delay in roof his home because the heavy rains had weakened the walls so they had to be repaired once the dry season returned. My friend Godfrey hopes the roofing will resume next week. Then once he gets the opportunity, as he lives a days travel away from Moses, he will take photos and send them to me. I look forward to seeing them and can’t wait to visit Moses myself when I am in Uganda! (If you haven’t already done so please go back to the previous blogs I wrote about Moses. A sad story with a happy ending)

I am now preparing for my next visit to Uganda in mid-June and hope you will support me once again. I am continuing my mosquito net project as the need for this life saving gift is so great. I would also like to provide Brain Trust school with their very first books both for the teachers and for the pupils. I have already been in touch with Aristock in Kampala who will provide me with appropriate books. I would also like to purchase some colourful wall charts. They cover most of the subjects on the Ugandan curriculum. The charts are made from waterproof, hard-wearing grain sacks. Have a look at the samples in the photos. They are so amazing! The charts make teaching and learning much more fun! Mango Tree in Kampala, at ( mangotreeuganda.org ), is an organisation that make the charts to order so please if you can make a donation for either the books or the charts that would be wonderful.

£5 will buy a mosquito net

£5 will buy several books

£5 will buy at least two charts

Whether you choose to donate for a mosquito net, books or charts you will receive a personalised thank you photo if you wish to have one. So please if you can spare a donation I would be very grateful and so will the recipients of your gifts! Please get in touch and I can advise you how to donate.

Thank you from the bottom of my heart, once again. Love to you all!


THANK YOU MARTON C of E Primary School!

An enormous THANK YOU to Marton Church of England Primary School in Macclesfield, Cheshire.
I was watching David Tennent talking on BBC Sports Relief last night about how mosquito nets can save lives in Uganda. You all know that, as you helped provide more than 300 nets when I was in Uganda last year.

This week the children at Marton School, during thier ‘uganda week’, have been talking all about how to prevent Malaria and today donated an amazing £575.76 which will be spent to save many more lives in Uganda. Asante Sana to you all!

To my friends and supporters reading this: I will be in touch again soon about how you can once again donate more nets for me to deliver in June when I return to Uganda 🇺🇬

Wanted please, knitting wool for Uganda

Dear friends I am planning on going out to Uganda in June/July and have started making a list of some of the items I wish to take out with me. One is knitting wool to use in craft work at Brain Trust Nursery and Primary School. If you or any of your family and friends have any do not need anymore I would be very grateful for it. Oddments will be useful as well as larger amounts. I will let you know about other useful items as I think of them.

As usual thank you for your interest and support.


The cook can now wash her hands with ease!

It’s now easy for the cook at Brain Trust Nursery and Primary School to wash her hands after Kayondo Innocent installed the new hand wash facility bedside the school kitchen. The children get a freshly cooked meal every day. Thanks to Trust Greenbelt and other supporters!



And now – Handwash facilities for Brain Trust Primary School, Nawanyago!

Dear friends, I mentioned in my last post that I would make enquiries about providing facilities for hand washing at the school and as soon as I spoke to my wonderful friend Innocent about it, no sooner did I get the information. And, within a week of asking he had bought the materials, constructed, delivered and installed three sets of handwash facilities, one at each latrine block and one in the kitchen area. Everyone was so pleased with these gifts especially the children who may not have even seen or used a tap before! As you see by the photos and the two video they were very excited! Innocent was taking the video and I noted that he instructed them to turn off the tap between use. After all they will have to collect the water from the borehole each day! So a good job has been done by all, especially Trust Greenbelt who provided 80% of the cost and Innocent Kayondo who justly deserves the title of Project Manager – I couldn’t do without his dedication, hard work and honesty! Particularly honesty as it is not always easy to find in Uganda! Innocent doesn’t see this website but I have thanked him on WhatsApp and will be thanking him in person when I return to Uganda in June. ENJOY THE VIDEOS!