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Celebrate a Year since the Epic run

18th August 2015 | Posted in Latest News, Nigel's Blog

Today is a significant.  It is the first anniversary since Dave Hall set off on his amazing run from John O’Groats to Lands End and raised over £100,000 to help people out of Sierra Leone’s truly dreadful slums.  It was a damp and tense day – nearly 1,000 miles lay ahead, how would he feel, would he stay fit as…

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Home Leone Shop Officially Open

28th July 2015 | Posted in Latest News, Nigel's Blog

We were thrilled that Luton MP Gavin Shuker, who is also a shadow minister in overseas development kindly took time from his busy schedule to officially open the first Home Leone charity shop in Luton. Gavin said “This problem [of social housing in Sierra Leone] is too important for us to ignore and I am thrilled to see a grassroots organisation…

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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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