Saturday, 1 September 2018

Successful Street Fair stall

A very successful fundraising day at the Penicuik Street Fair, Scotland (Saturday 25th August). Thanks to all who helped and supplied goods and encouragement.

An interesting book launch

Mr. Chola Mwelwa, our Trustee in Chesterfield, England, was invited to say a few words about Friends of Chitambo at Mrs Florence Mwando's book launch in Nottingham, on 18th August.  
Florence is a nurse and member of the Zambian Diaspora community in England. Her book is titled 'Benoni, Immigrant Nurse and Educator' was launched at a high profile affair with representation from the Zambian Embassy in London. Congratulations Ba Florence and thank you for the opportunity.  
Thank you, too, Ba Chola for representing FoCh at this event, and for teh photos. You are our top Chitambo ambassador.

Florence's book will be available from Foyles Bookstore, priced £10:,florence-mwando-9781527222175?term=benoni+immigrant+nurese+and+educator

Mrs Florence Mwando, Author


Mrs. Mwando is honoured by the 

Reading and extract

FoCH AGM: Saturday 13th October 2018, 2-4pm UK time

Date for your diary:
The Friends of Chitambo (FoCH) Annual General Meeting (AGM) takes place on Saturday 13th October 2018, 2 to 4pm UK time, in the upstairs Function Room at Haigs restaurant , Penicuik, Scotland: 
Please come in person, if you can, and hear about our huge progress over the past year. Some remote access may be possible so let Jo Vallis, Chair, know if you want to explore this:
Look forward to seeing, or hearing, you there. 

Scholarship students' exam success

FoCH is very proud to announce that 'our' current 3 scholarship student nurses have passed their first end of semester exams and will now proceed to their 'capping'.ceremony.  That is, they will receive one stripe on their caps (girls) or on their white coat lapels (boys), as a mark of their progress. Well done guys and keep it up. We are right behind you.  And, of course, congratulations to your tutors. 
Mwabombeni mukwai everyone, very well done.

Some welcome publicity

Nice to see our article published in the Midlothian Advertiser: CLICK HERE
Particular thanks to our new Trustees, Heather Emond and Ian Dunn for their photography and journalism, respectively.