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Flood Update

18th September 2015 | Posted in Nigel's Blog

It is amazing.  The rain has stopped and wonderful how resilient people are.  Many helping one another rebuild and plug holes and quite a joy about the place, notwithstanding the adversity.  Many say they are used to it.  This year was particularly bad as so much of the drains were just blocked with rubbish. These days remind us how vital the…

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Flood disaster in Freetown

17th September 2015 | Posted in Latest News, Nigel's Blog

Sierra Leone Floods sweep children away to their death In the last 48 hours torrential rain and floods have swept away children and their homes in Sierra Leone. Bodies are still being found. As if Ebola wasn’t hard enough to deal with, its people face a fresh challenge that brings some of the world’s poorest people to their knees. Katherine…

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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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