Uganda, never far from my mind.

Dear Friends, As I’m sure you guessed, the photo of me drumming in a previous post was taken in Uganda. It was this time last year, 2020, when, shortly after seeing in the New Year on the banks of the River Nile, I travelled inland and spent the remainder of my month-long stay delivering the mosquito nets that many of you had made donations towards. I know that between us we have saved so much suffering and many deaths from giving this simple gift. Along with delivering many packs of reusable sanitary pads, we made life just a little better for those who have no way of providing these items for themselves and their families. Unfortunately, because of Covid, I won’t be going to Uganda as I usually do in February, and it could be the end of the year or even early 2022 before we see the end of the pandemic and I am able to venture over there again, but the people in Uganda are never far from my mind. Thank you again for sticking with me year after year. I couldn’t do what I do without your love and support. Thank you to those of you who donated to my projects over Christmas 🤗🤗

This young couple were very happy with their lifesaving gift.
Thank you Liz
Some children did not get a mosquito net but were eager to be in the photo. Hopefully they will get one next time.
Paul, on the right, helped me deliver many of the nets. Paul is one of our sponsored students and he is now back at uni studying Clinical Medicine and Community Health. One day he will be a great asset to the community in Uganda.
I often received gifts when I delivered mosquito nets. I had given nets to this lady and her family and the following day she found me delivering to others and bought me bananas, savoury matoki and sweet. Delicious!
We’re helping them to keep safe from the Malarian mosquito!
Thank you Kobe! Kobe’s family have been helping children in Uganda since I first met him at Vernon Junior School, Poynton.
It’s really easy to sponsor a net or two x and they make great alternative gifts!
Gifts of reusable sanitary pads, made by a ladies group in Uganda, were a real bonus as many do not have sanitary ware at all!
The smile says it all!
Local children are always delighted to receive toys. They don’t have any toys and are always fascinated by their gifts!
Thank you to the children here in Poynton who donated these small gifts. The children in Uganda will treasure them!
Often children run out to greet me. I can’t get enough of their beautiful smiles. Rarely do they ask for anything in return.
The two oldest in the community got nets too as they are at greater risk to serious sickness of they get malaria.
This whole village community received nets
One day I hope they well get the gift of a mosquito nets
I feel very honoured to be able to give the mosquito nets out on your behalf. I enjoy my ‘job’!
Beautiful ☺️😊 Smiles are my reward!

Happy New Year

Happy New Year to you and your family. We are now in our third national lockdown and I’m hoping that it will be ‘third time lucky’ for us! I hope that you and your family will not find the forced ‘isolation’ too difficult and that you keep safe to welcome in the spring. The good news from my garden this week is that the snowdrops are just showing their snowy heads! Love to you all. 🤗