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Chanda School Update

There has been a vast amount of progress made at Chanda since our last update in November. The finish line is so close we can almost touch it now.

The building team has worked hard to get everything ready sending us updates at every stage, as the pictures show the village now has a more than […]

New Partnership at Focus Point Mansfield Woodhouse

We are very proud to announce that we are working in partnership with The Northfield Neighbourhood Management Team (NNMT) to manage a local community centre.

The centre is on Vale Rd in Mansfield Woodhouse, although the centre is open and functional it is under utilised and we believe with more time and investment it be can […]

Working with Cornwater Evergreens

We have teamed up with Cornwater a Ravenshead Charity.

The Cornwater Club is a friendly, lively club which offers members the opportunity to come and meet like minded older people. The work they do is sometimes vital to members of the elderly community, it’s perhaps the only opportunity to get out and socialise that they have.

The Peaceful Trust […]

Building Chanda School Update

Work on Chanda School in Zambia is still ongoing and our colleagues there have sent us some pictures to update us on its progress.

Due to the rainy season which is mainly November to April progress has been delayed. Rainy season in Zambia is an obstacle all of its own. Work had to be put hold, […]

Winter Wellbeing Events

Over the last year working with Notts County Councillors and Mansfield District Council we have successfully delivered two Winter Wellbeing events. We decided after the success of the winter warmer to enhance the event by providing health & wellbeing advice and some light entertainment for the elderly who were attending.

The main aim of these events […]

Building Our First School!!

Last years trip to Zambia left us plenty to talk about. There are just so many ways and areas that require help, we had endless requests and lots of ideas but unfortunately, our funding pot is not endless and we needed to narrow down our options.

After much debate we decided that our help would best […]

Mansfield Woodhouse Shop Extension

Due to the hard work of all staff and volunteers, the new look Mansfield Woodhouse shop opened on time.

We felt at this time that we could continue our commitment to the elderly residents within the village and decided to reserve a segment of the shop to have a small community coffee area. Over 60’s can […]

Mansfield Woodhouse Shop Expanding

Due to the success of our Mansfield Woodhouse shop over the last 18 months and the offer to occupy the adjoining shop, we have decided to expand.

Work starts on the extension next week and we are hoping to open our new look shop on Monday 10th October.

We can only attribute our success to the community […]

Zambia Trip 2016

On May 7th Christine (Mansfield shop manager) and I set out on our very first visit to Zambia. We arrived in Lusaka early Sunday evening. Our first night was spent in the capital with our Zambian Trustee Gulam, there we received our itinerary and had dinner with the family. After travelling for 48 hours and […]

Parachute Jump

Its not everyday that someone volunteers to jump out of a plane. Fortunately, we have two lovely guys who are going to do just that. Mohammed Patel and Robin Edwards have decided that climbing Snowdon last year was not a big enough thrill, both wanted to raise more funds and continue their support for the […]