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Eric Morgan Memorial Hall

26 Nov

For several years the school has wanted a hall in which assemblies, concerts and other similar activities could take place. They have access to St. John’s Church but it is not always available in view of regular church activities. Also, it was not possible to have displays of artwork for extended periods within the church.

Eric Morgan had been a loyal supporter of KRDP for many years. He contributed generously to several projects and have encouragement to the rest of us. He came to  Uganda with us on several occasions and developed very close links with our partners in Kimaluli-Butta. In many ways they became his second family and was known as “Papa Eric” within the Community. Sadly, Eric died in 2107.

During 2018 KRDP funded the construction of the school hall. The community readily agreed that it should be dedicated in Eric’s memory. It is an excellent building which will be a really useful addition to the school’s facilities and a fitting memorial to Eric.


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Generous support by a local artist

30 Mar

We are thrilled to have been donated this painting, ‘Rhosgadean’,
by Maurice Greenwood RCA, to raise funds for KRDP. Maurice heard a talk about the work of our charity and was so moved that he immediately offered one of his paintings to us; and of course we were delighted. Maurice’s work has been exhibited nationally in Wales and throughout the UK, and is in many private collections as far afield as Australia and China. He is an Academician of the Royal Cambrian Academy, having been elected in 1988.

The Mayor of Frodsham, Maillie Poulton, heard of Maurice’s kindness and immediately offered to arrange for an auction of the painting at the Annual Mayor’s Ball on Friday 7th April.

Thank you to both these men for their support for our work; we will let you know the outcome in due course!

A Motorbike Ambulance to improve transport for patients

3 Sep

From early 2015, a motorbike ambulance has been based at Kimtab Clinic to provide much better transport of patients to Kimtab Clinic from remote parts of the community, or to hospitals in Mbale or elsewhere. KRDP have set out to cover the operating costs of the ambulance and provide it as a free service to the community. We are grateful to the Burdett Trust for Nursing for providing funding for the next three years to enable us to make a solid start on this important initiative.IMG_1330-1

Expanding the Safe Motherhood Programme

3 Sep

Burdett LogoThe Safe Motherhood Programme brings healthcare to mothers and babies, plus many other members of the community, in remote areas from which they would not be able to easily get to the Kimtab Clinic. It has become firmly established during the last two years thanks to support we have received from the Burdett Trust for Nursing. Based on the demand that is clearly there for this service, KRDP has been exploring the possibility of expanding the programme so that there are 8 local clinics per month, rather than the present 4. We are grateful that the Burdett Trust for Nursing has generously provided  funding that will allow this to happen.

Support from the Inner Wheel

27 Jul

Many thanks to Jean Brook and the ladies of Frodsham and Helsby Inner Wheel who nominated KRDP as their Overseas Charity this year.

Moira and Gill attended their end of year dinner recently and were presented with a cheque for an impressive £1,500. This donation will be used to support our water projects. inner wheel logo


Improving IT Facilities

27 Jul

KRDP relies heavily on Sam Watalatsu, the Chairman of Foundation for Development of Needy Communities (FDNC) and his staff, to facilitate our work in Uganda. In recent years it has become clear that their IT equipment was not up to the job and considerable expense was being incurred getting work done in a secretarial bureau. KRDP approached Computers4Africa, a UK charity that provides refurbished computers to community organisations in developing countries. Thanks to their help we were able to deliver two good laptops to FDNC during our visit to Uganda in February. We have also provided a new modem and a document scanner.Computers4Africa log


Going International with Rotary Clubs and coming right back to home…..

27 Jul

During our visit to Uganda in February 2014, Gareth and Dick visited the Rotary Club of Mbale to bring greetings from the Rotary Club of Frodsham and Helsby.

While they were there exchanging international greetings they met a lady who lives not a mile away from us here in Frodsham, Elizabeth Boardman. She works with the Africa Educational Trust to set up libraries in primary schools across Uganda.

As a result of this meeting she visited Butta Primary School and agreed to establish a library there. She heeded a minimum of 1,000 books to do this and we offered to help. We only had five weeks to collect them but were successful with the help of local primary schools and churches around Frodsham. The books were sent and are now in place within the school.






Visit to Uganda in February 2014

26 Jul

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In February of this year 5 of us travelled out to Uganda –  Gareth and Gill, Dick and Moira, and Gareth’s dad Eric, who had celebrated his 90th birthday just a week before we left. This is an age most Ugandans don’t reach, so this was particularly amazing to our friends out there!

We achieved a lot in 10 days – inspecting projects that had recently been completed, discussing possible future projects and gaining a better understanding about how our Uganda partners seek to serve their community by carrying out projects where they are most needed rather than where they would be easy.

This trip will remain in our memories as ‘the flat tyre trip’ since this problem featured rather high on the agenda on several occasions. Fortunately we were never far from a garage wFlat tyre 1here we were able to get things sorted.


Support for the Safe Motherhood Programme

26 Jul

Burdett LogoThe Safe Motherhood Programme comprises 9 outreach clinics bringing health care services to people in remote parts of the community, who would find it hard to travel to Kimtab Clinic. We are delighted to have been given a grant from the Burdett Trust for Nursing, which will allow us to operate the programme for 5 years.