Uganda here I come!

It’s that time of year again! My cases are packed and overflowing with donations for young and old in Uganda! Thank you Brussels Airlines! I enjoyed my ‘last supper’ at Ciao with five special friends last night and today went on our regular short walk up into Lyme Park and back to the canal. The skylarks were very active and the fields of wild flowers were beautiful, attracting numerous butterflies and bees.
I had fancied keeping going up to Bow Stones but lunch at the Boars Head beckoned and of course a pint, 🍺 though it never tastes as good as the Nile Beer I hope to have on Friday if my trusted friend Alex remembers!
I’ll be up and out by 3am (two alarms set!) on the start of my journey to Uganda looking forward to the wedding celebration beside the Nike, of Alex and Hannah on Saturday. Then after a few days I’ll be moving on to Innocent’s and continueing my mosquito net project and to having a great time at Brain Trust Nursery & Primary School! I’ve got a few surprised for them too!

I’ll be in touch again once I get out to Uganda as to how you can help me…..please! Thanks to all of you who have already done so. I feel very lucky having so much support! X                https://youtu.be/R4wEGyoUGWE

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Good news week!

It’s good news week! Yesterday my doctor gave me the go-ahead to go to Uganda, and today Brussels Airlines have confirmed they are allowing me extra luggage! So I’m smiling from ear to ear!

Now I can go to a very special wedding and then carry on with the projects I started last year. Also because of the extra luggage allowance it will be great to be able to give gifts such as clothes, shoes, pens and pencils I have been given, to the children who will be receiving the mosquito nets you have donated. I’m happy 😃 

An enormous THANK YOU  to my wonderful family and friends who have helped me through the last month and of course to Brussels Airlines. I leave very early next Thursday! Please keep in touch. X

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.

x