Category: News

Great news, Joseph is much better
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Great news, Joseph is much better

Excellent news, Joseph is better and is able to attend his daughter Sylvi’s open day – Syliva is sponsored by the Heaven family – she is a very able young woman and goes to one of the top secondary schools in Kampala and is top of her class!

Malaria is a common occurence
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Malaria is a common occurence

We have just heard from Joseph that he has malaria and is in a lot of pain – this is a regular occurrence for everyone in South Sudan or East Africa.  They spot it straight away and then take action immediately as this is usually the serious form that affects the brain.  The people are...

The difference solar power can make!
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The difference solar power can make!

Caroline has received email from Joseph saying Gary Ion was driving to Kajo Keji and could bring the solar panels and batteries back so could I send the money, which of course she did!  We transfer money via Western Union – an excellent system so simple and quick with very low charges; £4,000 costing just £2.90 to send which is...

Tom Clarke raises over £6,000 for Cress – WoW!
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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 sofa that we had to...

Congratulations to Jonathan Triffitt
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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 is good as the system...

All go in the Cress office today!
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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 have sent every sponsor an envelopes...

We need uniforms, sheets, blankets!!!
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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 … the clinic walls will need...

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...

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...