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 whom have been to Africa either independently or with CRESS.
The team will be meeting all the 62 sponsored school children and 18 university and diploma students on a family day and celebration of 10 years of CRESS educational support.
The team will also visit the various agriculture projects and the CRESS Clinic as well as conducting trauma training, assisting in the CRESS Office organisation and running a two day conference on handling stress and bringing children up in a Christian family.
What can you do to support the team? Three Ps: Prayer, Pounds and Pants
- Pray for the team – using the itinerary for daily guidance (coming soon).
- Provide pounds sterling for the team to purchase solar chargers £15 , basic phones for students £10, and other products to make life more bearable in a refugee camp. Give money to Caroline at Knighton Manor, Broad Chalke, Donate Online or by BACS – CRESS, Sort Code 40-12-18; Account: 71407090; reference: ‘Trip Sept 19’
- Present us with ladies’ mainly cotton underpants as these are in very short supply (mostly small and medium). Packaged new pants can be dropped off at Knighton Manor, Broad Chalke or Green Pastures in Bodenham.
Please donate in cash or kind by 20th August as we have to be sure we will be able to pack everything within the maximum allowed charity weight limits by air.
Your kind donations will help people who really are the poorest of the poor. Thank you so much for your generosity.