And we’re off!!!!!!

Hi Everybody!

I can’t believe it’s time to go again. I am SOOOOO excited! I have a great crew of volunteers this year – I am blessed with the best every year…

I am particularly excited about the nutrition workshops we will be starting as part of the Safe Motherhood Programme. After little baby Kobisigye died last year I was determined to do something to address malnutrition in the area. I can not thank Ellen, Tara, Hazel, Brian, Deirdre and Mary-Margaret enough for making the leap of faith to come and get this all started.

Barry is going to be a real asset to our Building Programme this year. He has all his homework done and I am delighted that he will be project managing the construction.

I am really delighted to have Sarah coming along too. I can’t begin to tell you all how helpful she has been already and so organised!!!!! It’s been a real bonus for me having her just down the corridor in school but I’m not sure she’s as thrilled! Poor Sarah!

I’ll do my best to keep you all up to date via facebook. I’ll be back on 7th August with a million photos and some great stories no doubt !

Thank you to everyone who has helped us to get this far – knitters, crocheters, friends, family, The ESB, the INTO, anyone and everyone who has donated to the volunteers and/or helped them with their fundraising. Thank you to Ethiopian Airlines who are once again allowing us to pool our luggage allowance so we get the best value out of it… to all at the Rural Health Care Foundation Uganda and all our partners in Uganda who make our placement such a unique experience for our volunteers… to Ronah, our field coordinator, who keeps the wheels turning when we are back here at home. We are beyond blessed to have her.

A final big thank you to my Mam and Dad who will be there on Saturday to load up 2 cars, drive me to the airport and wave me off, as they always do, year in, year out xxx

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