The perils of travel in South Sudan

Ugandan long distance bus

The morning of the 12th June was spent organising money to be sent out to Uganda.  Joseph is travelling to Uganda overnight on Sunday, he travels on a very rickety bus that travels very fast through the night.  We hope he has gone through Moyo as this is safer because...

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Caroline Lamb meets Bishop Anthony

Bishop Anthony

Today Caroline went to meet Bishop Anthony in Abingdon where he was staying for a week – he is over looking for funds for a clinic in Romoggi. Jonathan Triffitt the vicar of St James was there too. It was great to see Anthony and Caroline was able to catch up...

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Open Garden at Knighton Manor a huge success!

knighton open garden

On Saturday 6th June the day started promptly at 9.00am with Nigel and Nicky Tinkler brining the furniture from the Village Hall that was needed for Caroline Lamb’s annual garden party.  The wonderful Manns and Rushforths had already visited bringing garden furniture for the event! In spite of cold weather...

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Broad Chalke School shows their support for Cress


Today Caroline visited Broad Chalke School to talk with year 6 children in Jez Howell’s class. She had put together a PowerPoint picture show of children in South Sudan to show what their homes were like and then what the 50% who actually attend school in South Sudan might have .....

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Full steam ahead for Cress!

Godolphin School

Busy day with Sophie Blick working with Caroline to catch up with the Cress admin, together they worked on the first MailChimp newsletter, which it is planned will go out monthly to the charities regular donors and supporters.  You can sign up to receive the Cress newsletter by visiting our Facebook...

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Fred comes to stay

Fred Taban arrived on the evening of 4th June to stay with Caroline Lamb for 3 nights so he could be here for her annual open garden fundraiser!  Really wonderful to see him again and catch up. Fred is over from Kajo Keji South Sudan for 2 years studying at...

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Cress gets their first ever official Polo shirt


Very exciting day as Caroline Lamb went to see Chantal at Top Gear Promotions;– Chantal designs and makes Polo shirts and she is designing the first ever ones for Cress!!  The official “Cress” polo shirts are going to be very popular in September when taken out to South Sudan is planned!

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The Evangelical Alliance share their fundraising experience


Today Caroline Lamb travelled to London to meet with Nicky Waters and Sue Wilmot from The Evangelical Alliance ( joined by Adrian Burholt the strategic adviser to Cress. Fantastic day and a great meeting with Nicky and Sue who kindly shared their insights into how Cress might move forward with fund...

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Purpose of The College of Sarum St Michael continues

Anne and Jenny with Inspired to teach

Today, Friday 15th May I went to meet Anne Johns and Jenny Head who have written a book about the history of the teacher training college in the Cathedral close. Anne and Jenny comment: “At the beginning of our research into the history of Salisbury Teacher Training College/The College of...

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Annual fundraiser raises £1,000

Pauline at her sale

On Friday 8th May, Pauline Cullis held her annual Cress fundraiser in her beautiful home selling her jewellery, scarves and Clothes by Emma Darlington. A grand total of £1,000 was raised and ALL of this will go towards medicines for the Liwolo Clinic which is expecting to have USED present...

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