Were you there?…. Well let me tell you that if you didn’t manage to make it to this fabulous event, oh boy did you miss a fantastic night! Many many thanks to all those who came, to those who provided the ‘Course’ and delicious ‘Nose Bag’; The Assembly Rooms in Lincoln’s Bailgate, to those who sponsored the ‘Classics, Chases, Derby’s, Trophy’s, Hurdles and Cups’ as shown in the little slideshow below and finally to those of you who donated your hard earned ‘Pony’s’ for a well deserving cause… we raised over a massive £1500!! A huge thank you also goes to these three ladies; Laura Scott, Debra Jacklin and her family and Jenny Gorton without whose efforts the night would not have ‘run the course’ ;o)
Seven graduates from Junior Leaders course number 15 have been awarded a John Thornton Young Achievers Award Bursary to help Patchworking Against Poverty on this years trip in August. The Junior Leader’s graduated on course number 15 this week, after a seven day ‘Test Week’ spent in the field experiencing amazing leadership training exercises and rather hefty endurance levels…although the weather was kind of good this week! The seven lucky individuals will be immersed into life in Kenya; putting the skills they have just honed over the last 9 months to good use and assist Laura with the work planned for the clinic. They will eat, sleep and live in Kissi for almost three weeks. We will be following their stay both here on the website and on our Facebook page.
Evans works hard both as a Pharmacist and for Patchworking Against Poverty. We’ve asked him to send us updates from Kenya on things that have been transformed with the help of you and those who support PAP in other ways. This is his first dispatch…
“Patchworking has helped transform Wema hospital from a normal clinic in the slum to having one of the most beautiful appearances with an enabling environment for patients and staff. Like the story of drainage that helped transform our backyard from a muddy field to the new look. water easily drains hence no more danger of mosquitoes and unhygienic environment for the patients.”
Dr George is originally from Kisii and now lives in the second largest slum in Kenya- Kawangare, Nairobi. He devotes his life to serving the local community in Kawangare, barely earning a wage from working in Wema he uses his rare time off to work as a surgeon in the bigger towns to earn enough money to feed his family.
Dr Evans lives and works as a Pharmacist in Nairobi. We were introduced to him through Dr George at Wema Hospital in 2012. Since then he has been a valued member of the team using his knowledge and contacts to help us along the way. Whilst we are back in the UK busy raising money for our next ventures Evans is busy building and maintaining relationships in Kenya.
This is not one to be missed!
Its a race night with a difference, there are no TV screens! We do have wooden horses, you can meet the jockeys in person, see how the jockeys overcome their handicaps, get stuck in to a lovely home cooked dinner and you could even leave having won some dollar…what more could you want!
Tickets now on sale just drop us a message……….
Preparation is already under way for Kenya 2014.
Are you up for it?!
To whet your appetite with where we’re starting out this year check out the poster below and get your fingers tapping on that keyboard with a message to us! ;o)
We’re looking for new friends; Heroes and Heroines just like you…well we guess you’ve found yourself here for a reason… if you can offer even the smallest amount of help we’d really love to hear from you. If you can help with providing some of the things on the lists above get in touch and we’ll give you details of drop off points and help you lighten your load! Every little helps and there will be far more people than us who will be so grateful for your donations….so get in those closets and clear them out for Spring!