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Keys to the shop

6th June 2015 | Posted in Latest News, Nigel's Blog

On Friday 5 June, we obtained keys to our first charity shop in Luton.  The culmination of much hard work and planning of our staff.  Heather Baker has joined us as our shop manager and we are now putting all the fixtures together and there is a literal mountain of stock to sort. Our House group came to help last…

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Polio Men Inspire us

23rd May 2015 | Posted in Latest News, Nigel's Blog

For many years I have worked with the Polio Men in Kissy.  I first met them living in their disused abattoir with 100 people and 1 toilet with an open sewer was dreadful.  We have seen that disability need not be a barrier to perseverance. We worked with them to obtain land and now they have developed a range of businesses…

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A view of Ebola

22nd May 2015 | Posted in Latest News, Nigel's Blog

Sierra Leone is now inextricably linked in our minds to Ebola.  I have just visited a treatment centre where our friends at the AHS hospital have been working to play their part.  We stood outside the “red zone” looking in as the doctor gave us an update. I have been involved in a project to extend the hospital when the part…

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Sierra Leone Housing Corporation

21st May 2015 | Posted in Latest News, Nigel's Blog

The leader of the Sierra Leone Housing Corporation is one of the few people I have met with a heart and compassion to build low cost homes. Unfortunately they don’t have resources to develop. They have not build a low cost house since 1989. Those they have built have been taken or sold off. All that remains is 58 high…

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Water – vital to life and community

20th May 2015 | Posted in Latest News, Nigel's Blog

As we walked the land for a second time, the dream of seeing hundreds of people living in a land of opportunity seemed one step closer. Our signs saying this land is Home Leone’s are a real encouragement. We met with some wonderful guys who dig wells and as it turned out, their base is only 3 miles from our…

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Orphans, elderly and the mentally ill

19th May 2015 | Posted in Latest News, Nigel's Blog

Visiting friends in tough places doesn’t get easier. There at a facility we enabled to be built for those with alcohol and substance abuse was a man chained up. He had absconded in search of drugs. Can a hospital; become a prison? Well with mental health our country relies on drugs and chemistry to help so many through mental health…

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