Many people have asked for an update on the “We Care” Parent home. The roof is on and windows and door frames about to be fitted. It was last May whilst in Cameroon that I received an email from the Good News Evangelical Foundation granting £15000 towards the construction of this building. I showed the email to Joe Dixon, Programme Manager of the charity, World Child Cancer who immediately offered to match this. Our plan is now to make the “official” opening in May 2017. Mothers of children with cancer will no longer have to camp out in the hospital grounds but will have accommodation with their own separate firewood cooking facilities – African style. Children undergoing chemotherapy will be able to join mother between drug infusions thus reducing our bed occupancy and hopefully our hospital costs.
Paul Wharin, December 2016