Friday, 9 June 2017

Thanks to a powerful friendship

Agnes (pictured)  and Janet Knox, our Honorary President, were best friends. The 2 had been inseparable since school days and were famously known to say that they had 'never exchanged a cross word'. 

It must have been a real blow then, to Agnes, when Janet sadly passed away in March 2017.  If so, Agnes has presented a brave front, 'manning' the teapot at the post-funeral gathering and serving all Janet's friends and family with 'the cup that cheers'.

Her kindness certainly did not stop there and, at the funeral, she indicated that she wished to make a substantial donation to Friends of Chitambo, in Janet's memory.

Agnes, Janet's best friend
She said that she would do this at a later date and, true to her word, she telephoned FoCH Chair, Jo Vallis, requesting information about how to do so.  It was agreed that Jo would pop over to Agnes's home to pick up the check.  Jo enjoyed chatting with Agnes and hearing more about the background to the 'girls'' friendship.  She left with a substantial check to be put towards the Janet Knox Nurse Training Scholarship at Chitambo.

Agnes, we can't thank you enough.  Your generosity and kindness is overwhelming and will make a very big difference to struggling student nurses at Chitambo.  Your dear friend's memory lives on though you.

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