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£13.000 Donation to NPAC

We dropped down to the NPAC (National Police Aid Convoy) warehouse to give them £13,000 to cover the cost of shipping for 3 containers of much needed items bound for various destinations in Africa.

The NPAC work tirelessly to improve the lives of so many, we are very proud to be able to support them in […]

Official opening in Sutton-In-Ashfield

The Chairman of Ashfield District Council, accepted our invitation to open a new charity shop on Outram Street. The shop is located in the centre of town and is open 7 days a week. As well as raising funds for the charity we are hoping it will serve the local community by selling affordable items.

We […]

Chad Pride Awards

Uhuru was proud to yet again sponsor the Emergency Services Award. Charlene Burton-Betts (Trustee) presented the award to the East Midland Ambulance Service.



This is hopefully the first event of many that Uhuru Peaceful Trust will be involved in. The Trust has participated in all aspects from planning to setting up and donating the gifts for Santas grotto . We would like to congratulate MWCDG on hosting such a wonderful community inspired event.


The day was a great sucess […]

Working Together

Due to the current economic climate we have decided to devote more time and funds to local communities after all it is the local people in these communities that are supporting what we do and making our efforts in Africa possible.  After some deliberation we decided that one project we would like to be involved […]


On Sunday 28th July at 10am the gates opened on our very first summer fair and although the weather forecast was not in our favour we were still determined to have a fun filled day.

Staff and volunteers worked tirelessly giving up their day off to ensure the event was a sucess and not without its […]

Zambia Report

Uhuru has constructed a number of projects in Zambia. It has built schools, clinics and dug boreholes all over the country in its quest to help the under privileged. Some of the projects Uhuru has under taken are as follows:

1)      One of its biggest projects being the construction of a mini hospital in North western […]

Funds Expended to Date

Since the trust was registered in August 2009 we have expended a total of £76,219

Comprising of
£36,042 – Delivery of overseas aid
£20,000 – Direct Donations overseas aid

£20,177 – Direct Donations to UK Charities & Organisations
Mansfield Heroes Memorial Fund – £2000
Sherwood Hospital Trust – £5000
CHAD Santa Appeal – £600
PDSA pets hospital – £500

Zambia Visit 2011

Visit by Andy Beig (Volunteer) to Zambia Summer 2011.
Anwar (Andy) a volunteer for our Charity went to Zambia in the summer of 2011. It was a journey that took him back home to a place where he had grown up, went to school, learnt to ride a bike and share his meals with the less […]

Nottingham Shop Now Open

On the 11 October 2010 we opened the doors to our second shop.

This is a fantastic achievement so soon after opening our 1st shop.

This is all down to hard work of our volunteers and you the members of the public supporting our cause.