… This is our main fundraiser this year, so please try to support if you can …
“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”
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!
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: firstname.lastname@example.org – you can also make a difference!
The Positive Steps Team – (Registered Charity 1159715)