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Kumi Community Foundation 2023 Update January 2023

Warmest greetings to our followers for 2023 and a huge thank you for your generosity over the past 12 months!

It’s time for a long overdue update and it’s not for want of news material!

Our news goes back to October when we celebrated 20 years since my first Kumi visit with a fund-raising evening which raised over £5,000.00. Two days later, four Trustees left for Uganda and spent two weeks working with the local team, Harriet, Ruth, Antony (the hospital physio) to name but a few. The time flew and we were back home continuing with our sale of Gift Cards for Christmas Dinners, goats, wheelchairs etc, In Kumi, the team distributed food parcels to those most in need and so we have continued our activities throughout the year. Our photos will demonstrate better than words our achievements.

In a couple of weeks, The Interplast UK team go out to provide free surgeries for children with cleft palates, burn contractures and the like and then two KCF Trustees will follow in March.

KCF team with Dr raymond Malings, Kumi Hospital Medical Director

Alex Abel with Lynnette and family is baptised with Lynne Mosher as Godmother.

Harriet, Agnes with her friend and Elspeth at Joppa School Ongino

L to R: Lynne Williams, Lynne Mosher, Peter Opio (KCF volunteer mobiliser), Ellie Williams, Hannah Meeson, Harriet Aluka

The UK team set out on boda bodas

A baby born with a cleft palate awaits surgery in February 2023

Stella can now be ridden to school instead of a school friends carrying her. She is grateful for the gift of a bicycle from KCF.

Another happy recipient of a bicycle to enable him easy access to school

At last, KCF funding has provided this boy with a new life

Joy (centre) with her school friends

Bilateral Club Feet

Lawrance Epidu with his new wife, Caroline

A child waiting for surgery to straighten his knees

Three cerebral palsy babies in their wooden CP chairs made in Kumi Hospital orthopaedic workshop

Paul Okello makes the finishes touches to a CP chair in Kumi Hospital workshop

Mother, cerebral palsy baby and its new chair go home

A letter of appreciation from Apucho Rachel who has had surgery for gluteal fibrosis funded by KCF

Awaiting measuring and fitting of two prosthetic legs

A malnourished baby is admitted to Kumi Hospital Nutrition Unit with hospital bills paid for by KCF

Recipients of food bags as a result of the sale of KCF Christmas Dinner Gift Cards

A wheelchair is needed for this brain damaged girl who is becoming heavy for the mother

Omoding Timothy is admitted to Kumi Hospital Nutrition Unit

Soroti District Council Registration Day

Awaiting leg straightening surgery

Among Ester, Spina Bifida, with healed feet wounds

Amuriat Moses starts off on the long road to surgery and rehab

A good result from Gluteal Fibrosis surgery in Kumi Hospital

KCF funds a goat for a family with two children with cerebral palsy

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