Uganda Library and Tailoring projects

Uganda Library and Tailoring projects

For those of you who were generous enough to support our efforts to set up the library and tailoring projects in Kiangwali refugee camp in Uganda, here is the latest update from Gideon, our man on the ground.

We are eternally grateful to Refugee Relief Ynys Môn for helping us to pay the 3 CBO  employees’ wages for 4 months (July- October). However, we still appeal to each and every one of you to kindly help us achieve the goal of getting the CBO-run projects connected to the  mains electricity supply as soon as possible.  As afore-mentioned, the solar power supply system that was purchased with the help of Refugee Relief Ynys Môn has been of immense help, but this will not continue to be the case should we succeed in acquiring electronic appliances/gadgets such as a printer, a  photocopier, a desktop computer, and a flat iron. Connection to the mains electricity supply will cost UGX 2,000,000 or £425.

If I may also include the prices of the machinery just in case a good Samaritan somewhere chooses to donate for the purpose of purchasing them, a printer costs Ugx 700,000  or £150. A photocopier costs Ugx 1,000,000 or £215. A desktop computer costs  UGX £500,000 or £110. A flat iron costs Ugx 100,000 or £22. Finally,  but most importantly, we need to secure a total of   UGX  800,000 or  ££170 Each month to pay the wages of the librarian, the tailor and the night watchman. all three individuals are vital to ensure the smooth running of the project.

Your kindness and generosity will go a long way in ensuring that the projects run smoothly. Thank you very much.

If you would like to contribute to this very worthwhile course, please feel free to use the link where you will find a multitude of payment options, or contact us for our charities bank account details. Thank you!

Heulwen Climb sponsor report

Heulwen Climb sponsor report

Last Saturday, 24 June,  I fulfilled my ambition of climbing Yr Wyddfa, (Snowdon) for the very first time. The weather left much to be desired, becoming increasingly wet and windy during our climb. As you will see from the pictures we had very heavy cloud cover for the duration of our time on the mountain. The first half of the climb was about what I had been expecting, steep in parts but manageable. The second half, with its uneven, rocky terrain, I found particularly tough  going. Frequent breaks on my part became more and more necessary as we scrambled and clambered our way over steep slippery rocks towards the summit. By this time I had developed jelly legs and even the muscles I didn’t know I owned until Saturday’s trip were ganging up on me in protest. Had I not benefited from the patience and encouragement of Barry, Sophie and Jamie, I may well have fallen short of my goal. Their company, along with thoughts of what the people we will be supporting with funds raised from this climb have been obliged to endure, proved sufficient motivation for me to keep going.

It had always been our intention to catch the train down from the summit. Imagine my horror when I learned that the train service from the top had been suspended due to adverse weather conditions! 😅 We had no option but to retrace our steps. On arriving at Clogwyn station, which is situated about a quarter of the way down, we were delighted and relieved  to discover that the train service was still running from there to the bottom of the mountain. I can honestly say that I’ve never in my entire life been so overjoyed  to board a train!!!

Four days later and I’m recovering nicely from Saturday’s adventure. Whisper it quietly but my thoughts are already beginning to turn towards a suitable challenge for 2024, health permitting.

Meanwhile,  if any of you would like to add to my current total which stands at £245, please feel free to use the following options:

For PayPal or Card Donations, visit Or for our NatWest charity Bank Account: 71053743, Sort code: 51-61-14.

Thanks to  Julie, Jenny, sophie and Caroline for donating since my last update. I will publish a  full list of donors along with the final total in a few days’ time.


Disabled Children at School

Here is the latest update from our friend Nour in Lebanon. The special needs children are hard at work as you will see from the video: Watch Video

he past week has been a particularly difficult and desperately sad one for the majority of Syrians. Our young friends are no exception. You will see them in the video as they hold up cards bearing messages of support as well as words of sympathy for Syrian children who have been caught up in the tragedy of last week’s earthquake.

If you would please consider making a donation so that these children can continue to attend their weekly class feel free to use the link or contact us for details of our charity’s bank account. Thanks as ever for your interest and continued support.

Disabled Children Second Visit

Here are the latest highlights from the project that our charity, Refugee Relief Ynys Mon, are supporting in Arsal, Lebanon: Watch Video

Hi Everyone, here, courtesy of our good friend Nour, are some of the highlights from the children’s second visit to the school which took place two days ago. According to what the parents/guardians of the children have been telling Nour, the children spend all week dreaming about the next Tuesday, because it is a special day where they can play, learn, sing and make friends. They can also enjoy some biscuits and drink some juice, something which is never available to them inside their tents. A huge heartfelt thank you to Catherine, Shaz, Sobia, Carys, Claudia and Betty. Your generosity will serve to ensure that this very worthwhile project will continue for as long as possible.

If anyone wishes to donate, please use the link or our charity’s bank account. Meanwhile enjoy the video!

School for Disabled Children Update

Just nine days ago we posted an appeal to secure sufficient funding to enable ten Syrian children with various disabilities to attend school for one day a week in order to receive a basic education. Thanks to very generous donations from  Henna, Lucy, Carys, Max, Simone, Catherine, Hans, Eveline, Steve, Betty and Shaz, we have been able to send payment for the first three months over to our friend Nour in Lebanon.

Yesterday marked the children’s first day at school. In Nour’s own words: “the children are so so so happy!” Nour has compiled a video containing the main highlights of the day.
Watch Video
Please enjoy the video, and if you would like to support us in making this a long-term project, please feel free to use link: where you will find various payment options.
Once again thanks so much for your donations and your trust. Rest assured we couldn’t do any of this without your generosity.

School placements for disabled children

School placements for disabled children

Thanks to some very generous donations we have recently secured weekly school placements for ten disabled children who attended the party that Nour, Safa and their friends organised in Arsal, Lebanon. The money will enable these youngsters to attend school for one day a week. They will be provided with transport to and from the camps where they live, and their time at school will consist of receiving a basic education an an opportunity to make new friends. The children are aged between six and thirteen years. Their disabilities include: cognitive impairment, speech impairment, autism, Hypoxia and Turner syndrome.

These are three of the children that Nour and Safa met today.

Ahmad is thirteen years old. He is the young man who asked his father if he could  come regularly to the centre after attending the party last month. Ahmad has hypoxia and he is completely paralysed as a result.

Abeer is six years old. She has Turner syndrome . She experiences difficulty speaking,  suffers from poor growth and heart problems and has an opening above her  mouth.

Zaha is thirteen years old. She has cognitive retardation. She  also has only one kidney.

With your help  we now hope to start raising donations to cover a basic education for a further  six months for these wonderfully resilient youngsters.  

If anyone can help by making a donation we would be so very grateful. no amount is too small. Please use and please write clearly disabled children as part of your message.

Disabled children

Thank you so much for your continued interest and support.

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