The trustees would like to thank Mark Thorpe and his team from the Merseycare NHS Foundation Trust who recently took part in a Dragon Race on Liverpool’s Albert Dock to raise money for New Hope.
The team completed a 6.5 mile sprint in their Dragon Boat in 58 minutes beating the current world champions and raised £230 for New Hope. Well done to the team and a big thank you to everyone for their donations.
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A tribute has been paid to Annet by Gill Gifford who along with the late Jean Swain established New Hope for Africa (UK) following their visit to Kampala.
It is a cause of great sadness that Annet Kayongo has died on September 1st. In recent years she had made several trips to receive treatment in the USA, but this did not halt the progression of her illness.
Towards the end of her life she was cared for at home and her funeral was held in Uganda on Monday September 3rd.
Annet was the executive director of the New Hope Foundation, director of New Hope Schools and Senior Pastor at The Believer’s Church in Nantabuliriwa.
She was a true woman of God and has left a remarkable legacy. Hundreds of vulnerable children have been cared for and educated at the school she established and through her actions she demonstrated to others something of the love of God that she had experienced in her own life.
Our condolences go to her husband Godfrey, her children Barbra, Lydia, Robert, Roger and all of her family.
The work of New Hope for Africa will continue and we look forward to the many exciting things that lie ahead.
NHfA(UK) will be holding it’s Annual Review and Cream Tea at 2pm on Saturday September 22nd at The King’s Church, 2 Drummond Road,
Thornton, Liverpool L23 9YP. During the afternoon there will be a financial report detailing how donations have been spent along with a presentation of what was achieved during the recent team visit to the school in early August.
The photographs are of Lewis Troughton completing a 10km Charity run in which he raised £155 which was donated to New Hope. Well done Lewis and many thanks for your generosity.
A big thank you to everyone who supported the table sale at St Andrew’s church , Leyland on May 12th. Of the monies raised, it was shared equally between New Hope for Africa and the work of the New Tribes Mission in Mexico.
Once again a massive thank you to everyone who contributed in any way to our fundraising event on April 14th. The final total for the money raised was £2914, which is amazing, and will be used to improve the healthcare provision at the school.
Message from Godfrey ” Annet and I have been over whelmed to hear how much did come from the fundraising, let all the glory go back to the Lord. Annet came out of hospital two weeks ago and she is improving steadily, right now she can walk without being helped and she can eat a little soft food. On Monday 23/4/18 she will resume chemotherapy treatment which is supposed to take two months”.
So please keep praying for Annet and Godfrey, they need your prayers.
The latest Annual Trustee Report including the most recent set of accounts can be found at the UK Charity Commission website by searching for the registered charity number 1125726 or by clicking on this link. NHfA (UK) Trustee Report
If you have family or friends in the U.S. who you think would be interested in supporting the orphanage, check out our sister organization 360 Vision for Africa. We have been supporting their efforts over the past 6 months to launch a child sponsorship program for the New Hope for Africa Community Development Foundation school and orphanage in the U.S. It’s now ready, and people can sponsor online. You’ll find details at www.360visionforafrica.org.
A Questions and Answers interview with Annet Kayongo at the King’s Church, recorded February 5th 2016
From the Trustees of NHfA(UK)
It is with deep sadness that the trustees of New Hope for Africa (UK) wish to inform our supporters about the loss of the founder and chair of the charity. Jean Swain died earlier this week following her 18 month struggle with cancer.
Jean set up New Hope for Africa (UK) over 10 years ago following her first of many visits to Uganda. On this occasion she was overwhelmed by the need for disadvantaged children and young people to receive a good education as it is a stepping stone out of poverty. Returning to the UK she sought support from her local church and began collecting voluntary donations to pay teaching salaries at the New Hope Foundation school and orphanage in the village of Nantabulirirwa which is situated outside Kampala. Over £200,000 has since been raised from your generous donations to support New Hope.
Her drive and passion for this work has seen the teaching staff grow in number and now over 500 students benefit from a good education. The generosity of our supporters has not only ensured the teachers are paid regularly but has also resulted in major improvements to the infrastructure at the school.
Jean has been an inspiration to us as trustees and many other people and her leadership of the charity will be greatly missed by a lot of people in the UK as well as Uganda.
The trustees look forward to continuing the work that Jean started. We will continue to raise funds through regular donations and events, such as the Cream Tea event this Saturday 5th September at The Kings Church, Thornton at 2pm – and we look forward to welcoming our supporters.
The Loving Hearts and Hands Knitting Circle in Lymm have been making jumpers for the school children and they will be taken out in July. It does get cold in Uganda of a night time so they will be very well received. Thank you to all the ladies for their handiwork and generosity towards children they have never met.
The “Turn the Lights On” gig by Eddie and the Parrots
The evening raised £2605 which has been used to install some solar powered lighting at the school. Godfrey Kayongo wasted no time in getting the electrical installation completed. The trustees would like to thank everyone who gave so generously and made the night such a huge success and in particular the local businesses, Everton Football Club and the individuals who provided the items for the charity auction, not forgetting the team that provided supper.
Other recent large financial donations from Mission 24 and Cutting Edge Ministries have provided much needed food supplies and also enabled the school to buy a petrol powered electricity generator to further help reduce the monthly energy bills.
Your generosity continues to overwhelm Annet and Godfrey Kayongo.
Thank you to everyone who came along to our Annual Review and Cream Tea on September 6th at The King’s Church in Thornton and to everyone who made cakes and served refreshments. This year Julia Reeves gave an update on the time she had spent in July and August this year at the New Hope Foundation accompanied on the trip by her parents Bill and Gloria and to Matt Rimmer who was visiting Uganda for the first time. During their visit they were able to oversee the construction of a new Kindergarten block which was paid for by money that had been donated in the UK. They were also able to buy various items of clothing, school books and additional food for the children and young people. The photograph shows Julia receiving a certificate of appreciation from Michael, a Director of the Foundation, in recognition for all that had been achieved during their visit.
Sue Jarrett presented the financial results for the year ending May 2014 which showed monies transferred to New Hope Uganda amounting to £34,400. Our new child sponsorship coordinator, Maxene Kidman, would like to thank those individuals who following the review agreed to sponsor a child.
Thanks also go to the Lymm Knitting Circle who have been making sweaters for the school children and the photograph is of Helen Owen showing their work to Jean Swain. Helen will be taking these items along with her when she visits New Hope in September. More news on that trip later in the year.
Over 60 people came to support the annual Cream Tea / Annual review to hear of the progress made at the school and orphanage over the last 12 months and to see the video from the June trip. For those who were not able to join us you can view the video by clicking on the link below.
Big “thank you’s” to everyone who made the splendid cakes and served refreshments.
In June this year Jean together with Brenda Judd, Olivia Goodman and Bethany Pickering went to visit New Hope for Africa. During the time there Jean was pleased to see there had been much progress made since her last visit and the team were able to provide many much needed items including uniforms, school books, shoes as well as over 280 new after-school t-shirts. You can read all about our visit in the July 2013 newsletter.
of new uniforms for the children
Also on 7th September 2013 we will be holding our annual (Free) Cream Tea Event when we present the latest financial report and you will be able to hear about the achievements during the last 12 months plus see our latest video and of course ask any questions and at the same time enjoy yummy cream cakes!
There were some tricky questions to be answered thanks to John Williams and Sara Wallace who organised The All Merseyside Music and Nostalgia Quiz this month. We would like to thank them for their efforts which in spite of a blizzard, succeeded in raising over £400 for the children. John and Sara are now planning a Come Dine With Me event and you can email the website if you would like any more details.
The 60’s Music Night raised over £1200 so a big “thank you” to Eddie and the Parrots and Han and Dan for a really enjoyable evening and also to the team who provided the hot supper. Sorry if you couldn’t get a ticket, the night was a sell out, so maybe something similar may be arranged at another time.
On Saturday September 1st we will be holding our annual review and Cream Tea between 2.00pm – 4.00pm at The King’s Church, 2 Drummond Road, Thornton, Liverpool L23 9YP, Merseyside. There is no charge for admission and light refreshments will be served.
This event is to present our annual report and update those interested in our work at the New Hope for Africa orphanage in the Mukuno district of Uganda. Amongst other things, you will see the improvements that have been made over the last 12 months and see told on DVD some of the children’s stories about their lives before and after coming to the orphanage.