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  • May 2017 Newsletter May 10, 2017 -

    Dear Friends

    Thank you so much to the 98 friends who came to the Dinner/Dance on Saturday at the Aztec Hotel. We had a wonderful evening, and raised more than £3,000 for the Trust with which we shall open a Bursary Fund for the children who will need support when they go to Secondary School next year. We had friends from Norfolk, Suffolk, Wiltshire, Sussex, Kent, Somerset, Devon and Gloucestershire, as well as folk from the Bristol area. Many were medics and nurses, and we are ...

  • Dinner/Dance May 2017 March 02, 2017 -

    Paul has just returned from Kenya and details will follow.

    We are excited to share with you an event we are organising to celebrate the work of the trust and share news of the work that has been done to date. All money raised from the event will go to the trust.

    On 6th May we will be hosting a Dinner Dance event at the Aztec Hotel, Bristol. Tickets are £35 and the hotel will give a 20% discount for overnight accommodation. To read more click here

    We ...

  • December Newsletter 2016 March 02, 2017 -

    “Every picture paints a thousand words”

    Did someone once say “every picture paints a thousand words”?

    I do hope so! Paul tells me it was a line in a song. He has just returned again from Kenya. He worked extremely hard while he was there, seeing patients who were very sick and, in a couple of cases, dying.

    On the farm, he gave permission for the well to be dug deeper to reach the water table, as water is in very short supply and other wells have dried ...

  • July Newsletter 2016 July 20, 2016 -

    The School is working well, and the children are now working hard for their end of year exams.

    Paul went out to Kenya at the end of May and this proved to be a most testing time for him, as when he arrived at Nairobi on the Saturday, they confiscated his luggage, and he travelled on to Mombasa with only his hand luggage. It took an awful lot of time and patience to get it delivered, but they were finally united on the Monday, about midnight, ...

  • March Newsletter 2016 March 11, 2016 -

    So, after 10 years in the making, the Little Angels Academy is now virtually complete, accommodating 160 children aged 5 to 14.

    Paul has just returned from Kenya this morning, so I thought I would write a newsletter straight away.

    Just before he went, we were told there was another outbreak of Jiggers, so I have included some pictures taken of the kids having their treatment. They first soak their feet in a special anti-Jiggers solution, and then the offending parasite (worm) is removed with a pin. ...

  • Autumn Newsletter 2015 September 22, 2015 -

    We do hope you have had a good summer. Our weather seems to have had its highs and lows over the summer months, but I really can’t say that our barbecue has been overused! Maybe we shall have a reasonable autumn.

    Paul had a good trip to Kenya in August. By that time the Foreign office had lifted the restrictions, which was a relief, and he was able to see 72 patients over 3 clinics, so not bad going given the hot weather, no air conditioning, ...

  • Summer Newsletter 2015 June 23, 2015 -

    Summer Greetings!

    Since our last newsletter, Paul has been out to Kenya for just a week in April, and is due to go out again in August – again for just a week. By going every 3 months or so he can undertake regular clinics at the School, renew his patients` prescriptions and restock the pharmacy.

    At present, due to our Foreign Office`s advice, I shall not be going but shall continue to do what I can from here. We have good links with a school in ...

  • Spring Newsletter 2015 February 27, 2015 -

    Paul went out to Kenya for one week in February. Here is an update on our work in Kanamai.

    Because of the political situation, there are still very few tourists going to Kenya and, of course, this continues to have an adverse effect on the poorer folk who rely on tourism for their daily bread. So life is hard. Hotels are closing – the one we used to stay in is one of them, and Paul now stays in a hotel which is owned by the ...

  • Newsletter – November 2014 December 03, 2014 -

    Paul paid a short visit to Kenya in October, really just to take our medicines, see patients, and catch up with projects with which the Trust is involved.

    The situation continues to be rather precarious as far as our visits are concerned, and therefore for the time being we will keep visits to an absolute minimum.

    There are very few tourists, and therefore the knock on effect of that is that there is very little work in the coastal district, so people are hungry, and of course, ...

  • News from Kenya – September 2014 September 11, 2014 -

    …….following our Appeal for money to purchase maize we were overwhelmed by the response and generosity.

    As we write this update we want to share some exciting developments, and some sad news.

    Bedminster Down School

    It was a terrible blow for Pearl and Paul that they were not able to go out with the children from Bedminster Down School at the beginning of the summer, as the security risk was too great.

    However, at the last moment the school was able to arrange for the students to work at ...