Lots of things have been happening over the last few months.
We are very excited as we go into 2017 and delighted to report some of the reasons why.
A VERY BIG thank you goes to Ken Johnson for leading the Charity as Chairman so well over the last few years.
We welcome Julie Parker as Chairman for CRU and Tracey Kilpatrick has also joined as one of the trustees.
Last year, in July/August seven of us went to Uganda.
The team had a wonderful time as they volunteered to help the children paint and decorate both the front and back of our school and visit the Hospital with essential medical supplies.
The painting team was organised by Steve Clare from Essex. He did lots of fundraising and was able to purchase the paint, brushes and everything necessary to finish this job.
We organised an after school club. Many of the children and teachers had never had the opportunity to make pictures with buttons, feathers, coloured felt and use glue to stick them all down.
Folk in the villages don't have disposable income so would never buy such luxuries.
Thank you to all the people who donated the crafts that we took to Maria's Care, Kamuli
There is a team of 15 people going to Uganda this year. We will be very happy to take donated Bras, in date tablets, medical gloves, pens and pencils. In the picture you can see a lady who is thrilled with the two donated bra's. In Uganda, we are blessed when we see the delight on people's faces when we give them gifts. We take ties, belts and cotton shirts for the men, they love anything we are able to give them.
One of the events the pupils look forward to, is when we get the parachute out. We hear lots of screams and laughing as the children go up and over the parachute and run through the visitor's legs.
Last year, we visited Kampala National Theatre. Plans are well underway to take 5 teachers and 30 of Maria's Care pupils to put on a concert. Ivan, the music teacher has an amazing voice and has been training the children to sing. We have three musicians travelling with us who will also perform in the concert. This event will give the children a wonderful opportunity and broaden their outlook as many of them have never travelled further than the roundabout in Kamuli!
Kampala is 4 hours away from Kamuli and as you can imagine there's a huge differences from the village to the city.
Save the date!
Once again, we are holding a Spring Ball on March 4th at the Tytherington Club if you would like tickets, please contact Rhona Marshall email@example.com or phone 01625 618319.
How to support the work of Christian Relief Uganda (Charity No. 1055166) 1. A one off donation by cheque or bank transfer. Sort Code: 20-53-77 Account No.: 40477796 2. Text CRUG00 £10 to 70070 to donate £10. (or whatever amount you would like to give!)
3. Set up a regular standing order.
4. Take a look at our website www.christianreliefuganda.org where there are a variety of ways to give by Text message or Just Giving.
Feel free to contact the Treasurer Paul Roebuck by email firstname.lastname@example.org if you need help.