Category: News

September Trip – What can you do to support the team?
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September Trip – What can you do to support the team?

CRESS TRIP 3rd – 15th September 2019 The 10th Anniversary CRESS trip to the South Sudanese, now as Refugees in Northern Uganda, departs on 3rd September. From the Chalke Valley are Caroline Lamb on her 20th visit; Jeremy Metcalfe (2nd visit) and Fiona Sheldon (4th visit). They will be joined by 5 others, all of...

Lent Project – Mosquito Net Distribution Update
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Lent Project – Mosquito Net Distribution Update

In Uganda, Edward Mika and his team are continuing to deliver basic health training and mosquito nets to breast feeding, pregnant mothers and vulnerable women following the donations from the Chalke Valley Lent Project. Edward writes: “We distributed 200 Mosquito nets for both locations of Gobor and Mijale. We trained 48 breast feeding Mothers, 20 pregnant...

Lent Project – Water Filters
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Lent Project – Water Filters

The Chalke Valley Lent Project has enabled CRESS to purchase 50 water filters for the team who work with them in Uganda. Archdeacon William Nyoma and his family in Bidi Bidi refugee settlement are one of the recipients of a water filter. Here is their story… The family of about 15 members keep their drinking...

CRESS Open Garden – Thank you
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CRESS Open Garden – Thank you

The weather was kind on 15th & 16th of June when Caroline Lamb founder and CEO of CRESS opened her gardens at Knighton Manor, Broadchalke to raise funds for the 10th Anniversary Trip this autumn. Over the two afternoons 260 people came and enjoyed wandering through the flowers and sitting on the magnificent lawn to...

Latrine Appeal for the clinic
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Latrine Appeal for the clinic

At the Knighton Manor Open Garden event this weekend as well as fund raising for the 10th Anniversary trip to visit the South Sudanese refugees in Uganda there is a special appeal to replace the latrine at the CRESS funded Clinic. You can also support this appeal online at through our Virgin Giving Account of...

Agriculture Trip round-up from Livy Jones
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Agriculture Trip round-up from Livy Jones

Livy Jones travelled out to visit  all the CRESS agriculture projects in the refugee camps in early May. Drought has made the growing of vegetables challenging but they have still been able to produce a good crop of seedlings, with seed donated by CRESS, which are ready for transplanting as soon as the rains begin....

Lent mosquito nets and knowledge delivered
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Lent mosquito nets and knowledge delivered

Ms. Cicilia Prosy is a 22 years old pregnant mother with three children between 3 and 6yrs old and 3 other orphans living in a small village of Matu. Since she lost her husband, she decided to settle in the bush  so that she can practice agriculture on a small scale to feed her children...

Mosquito nets delivered with health training
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Mosquito nets delivered with health training

  1000 Mosquito nets were bought with part of the generous donations from the Broad Chalke Lent Project. On the 28th and 30th of May the mosquito nets and training were delivered in Imvepi and Matu refugee camps. These are the first 2 trainings of 8 planned sessions, further training will depend on funds becoming...

Olivia’s Trip – Thursday 9th May
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Olivia’s Trip – Thursday 9th May

Julious Abate is the new Agriculture officer with CRESS in Arua helping Mame Yunia support the women’s groups to grow vegetables. Julious is interested in all issues and concepts of agriculture. He smiles and chats readily, but is also concerned for his father, wife and three children who live in Imvepi refugee camp. Here he...