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Summer Fete Success

A huge thank you to everyone at Employ My Ability (EMA) for hosting and supporting our Summer Fete at the Walled Gardens, Moreton, yesterday.  It raised an amazing £1514, which will make a real difference to people in Malawi! The money was raised through tea and cake...

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Summer Fare Update:

Summer Fare - Next Sunday 3rd June 2018 - 12 to 4pm Fun and refreshments for all the family, including; Bouncy Castle and Pop-Up shops by: Boutique in a Bus Nadder and Wylye Flamingo Paperie Josselin Craft Wood Turning Beads - ‘Nearly New’ Troll and Pandora Beads...

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Chisomo Chikalema

"Outreach visit with Ian Dawe, physiotherapy technician, to Mchirawagalu village to assess Chisomo Chikalema who has cerebral palsy and requires ankle foot orthotics (specialist splints to help him walk) provided by 500 Miles – Positive Steps made the referral through...

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Save the date… 3rd June 2018

3rd June 2018 - 12noon to 4pm Summer Fete & Afternoon Tea At the beautiful Moreton Walled Gardens   Hosted by Employ My Ability (EMA) in aid of Positive Steps - Free entry   Pop up Shops including: Boutique on a Bus; Nadder and Wyle; Fordington...

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Will you bike 500 miles?

Calling all cyclists ... One of our partner Charities '500 miles' has organised a cycle ride in Malawi for September 2018   The 250-mile route will start at the 500 miles Centre in Mzuzu and end at Salima on Lake Malawi, about 75 miles north-east of Lilongwe.   If...

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Daniel Chimutu – In Country Coordinator

Daniel Chimutu, has just qualified as a medical doctor from medical school in Tanzania, Daniel will be working in Malawi and will continue to support Nkhoma Hospital. He has kindly agreed to become the ‘Positive Steps In Country Coordinator’. Dan will liaise with...

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A huge thank you to our Regular Donors…

Positive Steps Charity relies heavily on fundraising events throughout the year - but these are mainly organised by the same small group of family and friends; all determined to make a difference to peoples lives in Malawi. So it is fantastic that we have Regular...

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Message from Ian Dawe:

We have received this message from Ian Dawe (Physiotherapy Technician at Nkhoma Hospital): ‘Dear all,  Hope everyone is fine. Attached some pictures for the patients who have been helped by POSITVE STEPS. They are all thankful for this. May the Good Lord continue...

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Medical Kit …

When we visit Malawi we try to take as much donated medical kit with us as we can. Pictured, Catherine, the Medical Ward sister receiving kit from various donors. Thank you to everyone...

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Hats and Jumpers …

On our last visit to Malawi, we were able to take a donation of clothes, kindly knitted by Christine Walton and Audrey Marsden. They were handed over to the local mission school for the children there, along with distribution to local families. This was a really...

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Afutwalu Willard …

Afutwalu Willard is 2 years old.  He has cerebral palsy and sees Ian Dawe, physiotherapy technician, regularly for review and exercises.  The transport costs to attend Nkhoma Hospital for this treatment are paid for by Positive Steps. [gallery ids="1307,1308"...

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Alex Kaphukusi

Positive Steps funded all of Alex’s course fees for an Advanced Diploma in Clinical Medicine, which he is undertaking at Kilimanjaro Christian Medical Centre in Tanzania.  Nkhoma hospital requires well-trained Clinicians with high tech diagnostic skills and requested...

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Great news … Update on the medical ward fridge …

Over two years ago (31 December 2014), we posted news of the new insulin fridge on the medical ward at Nkhoma Hospital (purchased by Positive Steps with funds kindly donated from the Breadstock event at Burton Bradstock in October 2014). When we returned to Malawi in...

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Thanks to Sue ….

Grateful Thanks to Sue Ashton who has raised money for Positive Steps through her work as a trader for Pheonix Cards. The company will be closing down on the 15th August ...   Thank you...

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Kangaroo Care …

A tiny jumper and hat keeping a very tiny person warm, grateful thanks to Christine Walton from Dorset, UK, for the fabulous knitting … this was an important contribution to the Kangaroo Care Unit at Nkhoma Hospital, taken to Malawi by Positive Steps in October 2016 …...

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Some more great news from Malawi …

Ian Dawe and Nkhoma Hospital Transport, travel to the rural villages to collect these people and take them to 500 Miles prosthetic centre in Lilongwe. 500 Miles Charity fund the prosthetics and Positive Steps funds any associated costs ... ... we always say it, but...

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‘Partnership working’

The burn team from Nkhoma Hospital with the 500 Miles team at Kamuzu Central Hospital (October 2016). They are all doing a fantastic job...

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Ellen Update …

Ellen Weluzani has featured on our posts and updates before, to see how she has grown and changed over the years is a great privilege for us as is being able to work in conjunction with Africa Burn Relief and 500 Miles to ensure Ellen receives correct prosthetics as...

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