Summer Fete – Sunday 3rd June 2018

… This is our main fundraiser this year, so please try to support if you can …

PS Summer Fete Poster

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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 Ian and provided the transport”

18. Chisomo Chikalema

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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 Gin.
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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 you’d like to join them for the 500-mile cycle in Malawi, please contact
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Thank you for your continued support …


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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 those sponsored by Positive Steps to undertake further professional education and oversee our links with the 500 Miles Charity.

Photographs above show Daniel at his graduation on 2nd December 2017. He can be seen with his family: wife Mary, son Madda and daughter Hannah, who were able to join him for the celebration.

Congratulations Dr Chimutu!

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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 Donors that contribute monthly and give us the reassurance of money we can rely on. These regular donations range from £3 to £60 and bring in around £105 every month.

When you think that around £3:50p (GBP) will allow Positive Steps to pay for transport for an individual to travel from Nkhoma Hospital to the 500 Miles Prosthetic Centre in Lilongwe (about 50km away), this can be a life changing journey for them, for us it’s the cost of a Costa coffee!

Thank you to all our Regular Donors, this is really appreciated by the PS team – you are making a real difference!

If anyone is interested in becoming a Regular Donor to Positive Steps, no matter how small, then please contact us at: – you can also make a difference!

The Positive Steps Team – (Registered Charity 1159715)

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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 blessing you.



With his message he sent these photographs, showing some beneficiaries of Positive Steps Charity – they have all agreed for their photographs to be published.


(Photos: Ian Dawe)

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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.
Medical kit Oct 16
Thank you to everyone involved!
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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 fantastic thing to do and they were really appreciated. Attached are a few photographs to see the results!

Many thanks for all the hard work that went into making this possible.

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