Dear friends
It’s a while since I have been in touch with you but things are still moving along slowly. Funds are gradually building for my projects in Uganda from my doggie sitting and also selling items friends and neighbours donate. This week I sold golf clubs and a small tv and received enough to buy several life saving mosquito nets that I will be delivering in February. Thanks to all who have donated items over recent years, please keep them coming! And of course a big thank you to all who entrust their dogs and cats into our care in exchange for a donation. I think they enjoy their stays or visits as much as we do!
Be back soon!

Change of plan

Dear Friends
I’ve decided not to go ahead with my idea to build a four-room classroom block at Brain Trust Nursery and Primary School, Uganda. One reason for this change of plan is that very few people backed the idea by pledging the finance needed but, probably just as important, I felt in my heart, and eventually my head(!) that I really didn’t want to take on another large project again with the stress of a great deal of fund raising which I knew it would entail. Thank you to those who have pledged money, I hope you’re not too disappointed and that you will go on supporting my small but even more important mosquito net project that is certain to save many people from the misery of Malaria and therefore save lives.
I smile to myself when I remember just how many people now have happier healthier lives purely because of your kindness and generosity. You helped me deliver 1000 nets in just 18 months so, you might know what I’m thinking, could we deliver another 1000 nets by 2021, the year I turn 70? I’m all for it if you are!
I shall be returning to Uganda in February but I’ve already had donations for more nets, some people wanting to use their net donation as an alternative gift for a birthday or anniversary, and of course Christmas is always approaching!! Any requests for nets to be delivered for a celebration dated between now and February are dealt with by my wonderful friends in Uganda who are always there to look after me and help on my projects.
I am still very enthusiastic about giving talks to schools and adult groups, plus of course, looking after my doggie and pussycat friends or in fact any of your family pets either in your home or for sleep overs and holidays in mine, both in exchange for a donation!

Look forward to hearing from you and ………………………. THANK YOU!

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I love Spring, and singing!

I do love Spring……..and singing! Just got back from a walk round the fields but without the usual doggie friend. It’s great having one stay as it gets me some exercise and fresh air, and of course raises money for mosquito nets and my other projects in Uganda. Just lately we’ve had charge of Roger, Florence, Isla, Gonzo and Socrates the cat, though Socrates prefers his solitary walks! Today I was singing my heart out as I walked briskly along going quiet as anyone approached me. It was only when I passed a man and his dog for the second time I realised I hadn’t been as quiet as i thought as he was happily humming Drea-ea-ea-ea-eam, dream dream dream!! Looking forward to having Bob next week but I might keep up the singing too!! Please get in touch if you would like ‘your best friend’ to stay with us for a few hours or a few days in exchange of a donation to Uganda. x

Trees in aid of mosquito nets!

Dear friends I have been given several bare rooted trees to raise funds for my Uganda projects. There is  Wild Cherry, Rowan, Hornbeam, Birch, Walnut and oak. If you would like any of these in exchange for a few pounds donation for mosquito nets please get in touch ASAP. 

Another doggy friend supporting Gerry’s Uganda Projects!

Thank you Roger for coming to stay in exchange for a donation towards my projects in Uganda, mosquito nets and improving facilities at Brain Trust Primary School. We enjoyed having you and look forward to seeing you again soon! See below about my pet sitting. x

I think he is a Keep Poynton Tidy supporter as he collects plastic bottles on our walks and thoroughly enjoys playing with them until they fall apart! And he loves is walks, and paddles, in the local countryside

About my Doggie sitting! Basically my hubby and I love dogs and walking. A neighbour with a pug asked us to look after Gonzo for the afternoon which we were happy to do as she is always helping us out one way or another. When she returned she paid me! I said I didn’t need payment but then she said it’s not for you it’s for Uganda! And that is how we got to look after dogs! We are not professionals and are not insured, we just look after dogs and other animals because we love them and it helps towards my projects in Uganda.  The owners donate  what they would have had to pay their usual kennel or cattery and everyone is happy including the animals who get personal attention! Do get in touch if you are interested. Thanks x