Tom Clarke raises over £6,000 for Cress – WoW!


We have received an email from Tom Clarke who finished his stage of the tour de France – this is what he says:  I am half way back in France. Ste and I are staying in champagne for some r and r. The soft beds are a contrast to the...

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Sending farmers to Northern Uganda


Caroline has been speaking with Fiona French at Send a Cow discussing the visit planned in August when farmers will visit peer farmers in Northern Uganda to learn how they might become peer farmers themselves.  Also going on the trip will be Golda and Joseph and we are going to combine with...

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Congratulations to Jonathan Triffitt


Today was Jonathan Triffitt’s induction at St Mary’s Blandford – Jonathan is  great friend and Trustee of Cress.  When he was the rector of St James Devizes – he mobilised the Kajo Keji link and also formalised a partnership between the Church and Cress.  Now he has moved on this...

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Cycle ride raises over £5,000 for Cress!


We have just heard today that Tom Clarke has raised £5,300 in sponsorship (so far) for his leg of the Tour De France – this is a fantastic effort!! The money will be used to fund Joseph to study in Kampala on an intensive English course.   It will be...

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Cress has saved a woman’s sight!

photo credit Michael Blythe

I get an email from Fred Taban whilst I am watching cricket (Fred is now back in his refugee camp in Uganda with his wife and family) – this is what he says : “I got home to a joyous welcome from everybody really. But my joy has been dampened by...

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All go in the Cress office today!


Monday morning is always a cress morning as Sophie Blick comes to work with me on cress matters. Di Jeans calls round to meet up with Sophie and myself and we go through the list of children and sponsors to discuss who will follow each package up. This year we...

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We need uniforms, sheets, blankets!!!


We send more emails to and from South Sudan communicating with Joseph, Joel and Charles about the clinic and realise we need uniforms, sheets, blankets, and mosquito nets!  More shopping for Joseph to do when in Kampala.  Think there are enough funds to get these items!! Oh add paint to the list …...

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It is all go as we prepare for the clinic opening!

Finished Liwolo CRESS clinic

A mad rush today as Caroline realised Godolphin were breaking up on Saturday and needed the clinic flyers to encourage the girls and their families to get sponsorship for their walk in September.  The money raised will go towards providing a solar power system for the clinic, which will make...

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Working with Send a Cow


Today I was in contact with Fiona French at Send a Cow (SAC) about the Cress shared work with Send a Cow Uganda (SACU). The plan is to send four of the Cress team – Golda Poni, Yango Yunis, Esther and Agnes – tNorthern Uganda to look  at “peer“ farmers, these are farmers...

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The difference solar power will make!


We heard from Joseph today – this is what he said: “I am back to kajokeji. We are expecting the beds to reach here on Sunday and on Monday, we will deliver to Liwolo. Regarding the solar the technician assured me that that is enough to charge computers, phones, TV...

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