Today we introduce you to Lynne Mosher who is Treasurer and Trustee at the Kumi Community Foundation and she is taking part in One Million Steps for Kumi. Lynne tells us how she came to volunteer for the charity.
I became involved with Kumi after visiting there as a volunteer therapist with Wheels for the World. It was the first time they had been to Kumi and my first trip to Africa. I met Elspeth who was our host and who had applied for us to work with Kumi Community Foundation. I was inspired by her work and life commitment to helping the people there. I admired her determination and spirit and all that she was achieving with the people there.
Since that first trip I’ve returned to Africa with Wheels for the World several times but my mind always returned to Kumi sand the work of KCF. Remarkably I found out that Elspeth, who I met for the first time in Kumi, Uganda lived only minutes from where I lived. I found out that she wanted people to help her move forward to fully register as a charity and I felt honoured to be part of this and agreed to work as a treasurer. I returned to Kumi again this year in February and met again familiar faces. I just love Kumi and the people there are always so kind and welcoming. I went as team leader this time for Wheels for the World with a group of 11 people , consisting of physiotherapists, occupational therapists, technicians admin and pastoral workers on the team from the UK and Kenya. This time I was wearing two hats one as team leader for the Wheels for the World team and in my capacity as trustee for Kumi Community Foundation. Once you have been there and met the people and been able to help in even a small way it gets into your heart. I hope that people will follow the work that this charity does and support us. To get more information about the Kumi Community Foundation go to the website www.kumicommunityfoundation.co.uk Here you will be able to visit the blog page for regular updates by Elspeth and the team . To donate click on this link https://www.paypal.com/cgi-bin/webscr… You can donate using a card or by Pay Pal If you are a UK tax payer please tick the gift aid box to ensure the charity receives a further 25% on top of your donation with no extra cost to you. You will need to scroll to the bottom of the page to do this. Or you can email the charity secretary on firstname.lastname@example.org for instructions on safe and secure donations.