Friends of Chitambo SCIO: registered charity number SCO44337
Our primary aims are to support health projects, including the hospital, ambulance and nurse training school. However, we also hope to be able to provide some support to other community oranisations such as the orphanage, schools, and the church, where possible.
Wednesday, 6 June 2018
2 fundraising talks
A HUGE thanks go to 2 speakers for their amazing support:
1. Mr. Callum Christie, author of 'Goodbye Colonialism, Farewell Feudalism' donated all proceeds from his recent talk to the Penicuik U3A club (book sales and donations) to Friends of Chitambo. He has also offered further support since. We thank you for your immense generosity Callum. It is making a difference.
2. New Zealand medical doctor, Marion Taylor took timeout of her hectic European tour to speak on our behalf (Saturday 19th May 2018, St. James Church Hall, Penicuik, Scotland). Marion, author of 'Livingstone's Hospital, the story of Chitambo', talked on 'Dr. David Livingstone..an unlikely hero?'....the character of the man.
The talk was followed by a sumptuous afternoon tea and particular thank you to Friends of Chitambo (FoCH) Trustees, Margaret and Gillian, Marion M from St James congregation, and FoCH member, Ed, for helping with this. Thank you too, to St. James Church for hosting and supporting the event and to all those who participated and gave generously in support of Chitambo. THANK YOU, you really do make a difference.
We were particularly honoured to have 5 members of the Moffat family present at the event. They are direct descendants of Livingstone's wife Mary's family and it was their ancestor, Malcolm Moffat, who founded Chitambo Hospital in 1908. Fitting that they won all the raffle prizes including the basketwork tray from the roadside at Serenje!