Author: Caroline Lamb (Caroline Lamb)

Working with Send a Cow
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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 SACU has selected as examples...

The difference solar power will make!
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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 and Fridge. I do not...

A reality check …
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A reality check …

Joseph Aba in South Sudan gets in touch to let us know that one of our sponsor children is unwell. He wrote: “Our brother Eluzai Loboka is back from the Hospital in Kampala and he came back with terrifying result of the sickness of the boy. The viral load is high than the capacity of the liver....

Water is essential to life!
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Water is essential to life!

Today is a great day, as it ended with some fantastic news.  A donor has given enough money to pay for the bore hole to be dug at the clinic in Liwolo. As Cress is getting nearer to the opening of the clinic to have been without water would have been a massive challenge that...

Update from Caroline Lamb, our CEO & Founder of Cress
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Update from Caroline Lamb, our CEO & Founder of Cress

I rang Joseph as he was in Kampala where he was to pay for the hospital beds – he was then going to actually watch them being loaded onto the truck to make sure the correct number were put on.  He says that the transport company he knows and they are very reliable but the warehouse...

The perils of travel in South Sudan
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The perils of travel in South Sudan

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 it is a shorter journey,...

Caroline Lamb meets Bishop Anthony
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Caroline Lamb meets 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 on all the news and...

Open Garden at Knighton Manor a huge success!
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Open Garden at Knighton Manor a huge success!

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 some 82 people came through...

Broad Chalke School shows their support for Cress
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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 .. or rather not! There is ...

Full steam ahead for Cress!
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Full steam ahead for Cress!

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 page, clicking the sign up...