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He writes;
"Our expedition teams have been giving back to the local people in many different ways since our first venture in 1999 when we started a public facility to give access to affordable healthcare for poorer families. We have continued to expand Baragu Health Centre ever since. Tharaka Nithi County now operate the hospital and employ 20 full time staff. Outpatients, Maternity, Mother and Child Health, Laboratory, Pharmacy, Dental Surgery and HIV/ Aids and TB Comprehensive Care Clinic. We have recently built a Children’s Ward and a Women’s Ward will be added soon. We also undertake maintenance tasks and improve the compound by planting trees.

Over 20 years we have built and renovated many school classrooms in our 20 primary and secondary schools that we have linked with Dorset schools through the British Council. We have also established new classes for Special Educational Needs children, many of whom were not attending school before we provided facilities. Our teams also assist the teachers with lessons such as Maths, English and I.T. in our four computer labs. A particular favourite is helping in the local nursery classes with the four and five year olds. Also memorable are the days spent with our own Donna Kelly SEN students. A class we started in 2011.

We have built 10 new houses for needy families and renovated/improved many others with kitchens and toilets/ washrooms.

Our one to one sponsoring programme for orphans or very needy children currently includes 230 students aged from three to 18 years. Each expedition team is tasked with clothes distribution and collection of letters and photos for the UK sponsors. Many of our team visit the homes of our supported children and they witness their difficult living conditions."

With this in mind, if anyone is thinking of replacing an old laptop at Christmas this year, or indeed replacing a mobile ‘phone, …. provided the data has been removed, and both are still in good working condition, we would very much appreciate your donations of these, as the laptops can be donated to the Head teachers of the school in Murugi and the mobile ‘phones can be refurbished and sold to help support the school projects over there. If you would like us to collect any, please do get in contact with us. Thank you in anticipation of your support with this.

Regarding our own fundraising efforts; we held a Christmas Prize Bingo in November, and we were very pleased to have anybody turn up as the weather conditions were so extreme! Thankfully the earlier power cut didn’t come down as far in the valley at Martinstown!! We are very grateful to you all, and of course, to Cedric who called out the numbers for us. THANK YOU! We are pleased to let you know that this raised £190. We would like to thank all those in the village who turned out on the evening, to those family members who helped prior to the event, those who helped on the evening and those who kindly turned up with raffle prizes, including the Brewers Arms for their continued support.

Finally, we would like to wish all readers of this publication and our most generous supporters and sponsors a very Happy Christmas and peaceful New Year, and look forward to seeing you at one of our events in 2019!

Thank you – Charlie & Archie

Charlie Dovey Tel 01305 889250 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Archie Lloyd Tel 07970701716 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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Manor Grove
Communal Hall


10.30am - 12.00

Entrance: 50p
includes cake & biscuits


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*As at 23rd September 2018.

Waste Watch Scheme
- operating in the village.

Although papers can be separated and recycled with the bi-weekly refuse collection this scheme means that the local parish can financially benefit from separate treatment of newspapers.

There are two collection points each located at the Parish Office and the car park of the Village Hall by means of a green bin or box.

Your used newspapers and magazines can be bundled into manageable piles and securely tied with sturdy string. Newspapers and magazines should be bundled separately but can be placed in the same boxes and are regularly collected.

Please use this method of recycling where possible as credit is received via the current scheme to the parish for use towards local matters.

GardenCraft18REPORT & PHOTOS

MOG 2019

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Mondays and Fridays

Start - Aline Office
1st Stop - Mallards Green
2nd Stop - Manor Grove
3rd Stop - Village Shop
Finish - Aline Office
Leaves the Village Shop at 10.15am

Start - Aline Office
1st Stop - Mallards Green
2nd Stop - Manor Grove
3rd Stop - Village Shop
Finish - Aline Office
Leaves the Village Shop at 13.15am

Visit the Aline Taxis website HERE

Saturday, 15 12 2018

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Winterbourne Valley
CE VA First School
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Recycling, Rubbish & Food collection


Collections take place

6 - rubbish and food
13 - recycling and food
20 - rubbish and food
27 - recycling and food

4 - rubbish and food
11 - recycling and food
18  - rubbish and food
25 - recycling and food

1 - rubbish and food
8 - recycling and food
15 - rubbish and food
22 - recycling and food
29 - rubbish and food

6 - recycling and food
13 - rubbish and food
20 - recycling and food
29 Saturday - rubbish and food

5 Saturday - recycling and food
11 Friday - rubbish and food
17 - recycling and food
24 - rubbish and food
31 - recycling and food

7 - rubbish and food
14 - recycling and food
21 - rubbish and food
28 - recycling and food

MARCH 2019
7 - rubbish and food
14 - recycling and food
21 - rubbish and food
28 - recycling and food

APRIL 2019
4 - rubbish and food
11 - recycling and food
18 - rubbish and food
25 - recycling and food

MAY 2019
2 - rubbish and food
9 - recycling and food
16 - rubbish and food
23 - recycling and food
30 - rubbish and food

JUNE 2019
6 - recycling and food
13 - rubbish and food
20 - recycling and food
27 - rubbish and food

JULY 2019
4 - recycling and food
11 - rubbish and food
18 - recycling and food
25 - rubbish and food

1 - recycling and food
8 - rubbish and food
15 - recycling and food
22 - rubbish and food
29 - recycling and food

5 - rubbish and food
12 - recycling and food
19 - rubbish and food
26- recycling and food

* Except where otherwise stated

The next start date for the garden waste service is 01/12/2018 – sign up by 31st October 2018.If you miss this deadline the next opportunity to start collections will be 1st April 2019.

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