Packing has begun!

packing photo

This is the month to start thinking hard about our trip and departure on September 12th!  There is a LOT of packing to be done and still matters to organise with the team in South Sudan! Di Jeans and Sophie Blick have been emailing every sponsor to arrange collection of their...

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Plans are well underway for the clinic ‘grand’ opening

Sadly we heard yesterday that Becky cannot now come with us in September as she has to stay at home to look after her father who is having a major operation.   Thanks to her wonderful fundraising efforts already and that of St James’s and the local primary school we...

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Preparing for the conference


Today Sophie and I try to make a start on the conference materials but we have to order flies and paper etc before we get started. Then there was an email from Joseph asking for books for his English Studies – this is important as head of Cress South Sudan...

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The team is increasing


Today was the day to send over the money for the school fees and also salaries for the 4 staff at the clinic.  Caroline sends the money through East Atlantic and the rate today was 1.53 so that is fine as we work on 1.5. It is now quite a...

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Image 12-hours of darkness every single night!


Caroline received a lovely email from Joseph saying the Solar is installed in his house and the clinic; for Joseph and his family this is the first time they have ever had electricity in his 45 years of life!  With 12 hours of darkness every single night it is a...

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Celebrating the Cress website


I go round to Phil and Catherine Heald to drink some Prosecco to toast the launch of the new website! Lindsey continues to work on the newsletter – we have not done a proper one for 2 years and she works on a  MailChimp email dedicated to Tom Clarke who raised a...

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New Cress website goes live!

New Website goes LIVE – we are all so excited and I get some excellent emails of encouragement   “The new website is great, big improvement. I registered on it for the newsletter.” Caroline Lamb

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Trustees meeting …. work progressing!

We have a trustees meeting to talk through Joseph Aba working full time for Cress from October this year. Then Phil Heald comes to the meeting to talk through the new website which all the trustees look at and admire!

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To all those involved in running of the Liwolo Clinic

Central Equatoria, South Sudan As you may be aware I have just returned from spending a week with Joseph, Golda and Emmanuel in Uganda. I was there with Adrian Burholt and we were working hard with them on matters such as job descriptions, reporting back, targets and future plans. We...

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