Debbie Walker is heading out to Matugga in late October for a couple of weeks, leading a small group, visiting The Revival Centre for the first time. The group is small, consisting of 2 young men who have finished school this year and are looking to experience the wider world for a year whilst doing some good along the way.
Sam Gurney and Barney Addenbrook have committed to travelling with Debbie to Matugga on 29th October to experience first hand what life is like and the work being done at The Revival Centre.
Whilst in Matugga they will be taking part in a project to create a safe play area on an area of land at The Revival Centre. The work will likely include clearing the land and/or fencing the area. Sam and Barney have undertaken to raise money for the project by doing a sponsored 3 peaks walk on 22nd September. The 3 peaks in question are the Yorkshire 3 peaks consisting of Whernside, Ingleborough and Pen-Y-Ghent. A total of 24.5 miles!
They are consequently looking for sponsorship. If you are able to donate please visit https://mydonate.bt.com/fundraisers/samandjosh
Sarah taking height measurements
In July 2018 four more visitors were hosted by Bishop Ivan and Madam Allen. For Professor Marion Hetherington this was her 4th visit and as part of her plans she and her student Sarah Nottingham (recently graduated from University of Leeds, School of Psychology) assisted in taking weights and heights of champions, day students and boarders.
This task is undertaken to check that children are growing well and that any problems are spotted and reported to the Directors of the Revival Centre. This is the third year that weights and heights have been recorded along with some research on the local diets of children, staff and community members.
Marion weighing a typical portion of posho (maize meal) for lunch.
The research on diet involves looking at the amount offered to children, the amount consumed and converting this into data such as energy intake as well as macronutrient and micronutrient content of the diet. It is important that the children receive sufficient energy each day as well as the essential minerals and vitamins to ensure good health.
During their visit Marion and Sarah took a 13 hr car ride to the north eastern region of Teso to visit colleagues at Agributec in Serere. The journey was long but a great adventure to see more of this beautiful country and to meet experts in agriculture, business and technology.
Marion and Sarah were looked after by Madam Christine Anyait and Mr Okello Patrick (director, Agributec).
Visiting the rock paintings at Nyero, Teso region (etchings are estimated to be 3000 years old)
Crossing the river Nile in JInga (new Nile bridge soon to open)
Latest arrivals to visit Bishop Ivan and Madam Allen – Helen and Jenny Hughes.
Following on from the very successful summer concert at St John’s Church organised by Keely Hodgson, two choir members (Professor Marion Hetherington; trustee and Jenny Hughes) have just returned from a visit to Revival Centre, Matugga. They were accompanied by Sarah Nottingham (graduate of University of Leeds) and Jenny’s daughter Helen (who last visited 8 years ago!). Visitors’ reports will be posted shortly with some news about the Revival Centre and the latest edition of Matugga Chat. Tukusanyukidde
Sarah, Helen, Jenny and Bishop Ivan July 2018
Sarah, Helen, Bishop Ivan and Marion July 2018
Thank you to everyone who sang, performed and attended the Sing for Matugga concert on July 14th, with your support we managed to raise £1000 – so thank you from Give a Child a Hope and to the champions at Revival Centre who will benefit from this great fundraising effort! Thank you especially to Keely Hodgson, natural voice practitioner for believing that everyone can sing and for organising this fun event!
Ben Rhydding Community Choir & guests sing for Matugga at St. John’s Church, Ben Rhydding, this Saturday, 14th July, 6.30pm.
Guests: Ashlands School Choir & Djembe Group; Transpennine Harps; MOSS (male vocal ensemble), AcaBella.
Raising money for the UK charity “Give A Child A Hope” which supports the work of The Revival Centre, Matugga, Uganda.
Could you be part of Bishop Ivan’s visit?
We now have a programme in place for Ivan’s visit in June
and we have spaces for him to visit supporters for a potential talk,
meal or a social visit.
Are you part of a group that would like to have Bishop Ivan visit you
to talk more about his work in Matugga? Would you be interested in
hosting him for an evening with a meal or potentially taking him for an
afternoon of relaxing or visiting local sites?
There are spaces available within the programme between
the 7th and 25th June, and they are mainly in the afternoon and
If you would like to offer a time for Ivan to visit, then please send
an e-mail to email@example.com and let us know.
A quick reminder to supporters who exchange letters with champions,
the collection date is the 18th June.
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Please come and join in the fun at the Charity Fashion Show – fundraising for Give a Child a Hope – taking place Thursday 24th May at 7pm for 7:30pm (tickets at the door are £5 and include a glass of fizz!).
The event is proudly sponsored by the new Bath House in Ilkley and Land Rover Farnell.
Come join the fun!
Gifts from East Morten primary school.
St John’s Church, Ben Rhydding, nearly new children’s sale on Saturday 28th April.
A great opportunity to clear out your children’s good quality books, small to medium toys, CD’s, DVD’s, equipment and Summer clothes. All proceeds are split 50% to you and 50% to charity. Any questions contact Jane Wearing on 01943- 609743.
The Ilkley Harriers Trail race is running again this year on Monday 28th May.
The Matugga team will be selling homemade cakes and cookies before, during and after the event. You may be running, or cheering the runners on, there’ll be plenty of cake for everyone!
Bishop Ivan will be visiting us from Matugga again from June 7th – 25th.
Watch this space for events and updates.
Ben Rhydding Fete will be held on Saturday 16th June from 2-4pm.
The Matugga team will be running a second hand book, and DVD book stall to raise funds.