Blog

Sep
11

First Impressions

Excited to welcome our new Volunteer Coordinator, Natasha to the team.  Here is her first blog!

What I have found most striking about working at the hospital in the three weeks that I’ve been in Haiti so far, is the joy that can be found there. That may sound like rather an odd statement. Hospitals are places for people who are ill; they are not usually places where the word “joy” would spring to mind. Despair and desperation could be expected perhaps, or fatigue and worry. Read more »

Aug
21

The old and the new…

Over the last few weeks, Carwyn and I have stepped back into hospital life in Haiti, and it’s been incredible to see with new, but old eyes. Read more »

Aug
05

Emergency Appeal update…

I want to start by expressing our deep thanks to all those who have shared about the Emergency Appeal with their friends and family, and even more so, to those who have generously donated to this critical need via the internet, post, or at New Wine (where it was great to meet some new folks!).  About £24,000 has been raised so far, which match funded is £48,000, which is about 27% of our target! Read more »

Jul
04

RISK OF MATERNITY & PAEDIATRIC UNIT CLOSING

I’ve had the privilege to write many blogs about Haiti over the years, and had the even greater privilege to have had many of you read them.  However, out of all the blogs I’ve written, I’ve probably wondered more than most about how to approach this one, as in all honesty, it’s probably the most important I’ve ever had to write…and that’s saying something, as we’ve shared so much over the years. Read more »

Jun
22

Faces behind numbers

Our last blog perhaps painted a sightly harrowing and hopeless view of some aspects of aid work.  Whilst I wish it could all be happy stories and positive outcomes, I think it’s important we balance the needs with the success.  Read more »

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