NEW CENTRE AT MAKASUTU
We now have a lovely new
centre which is made up from lots of donations. Everything in it, makes me think of the
good people who contributed to it and I daren't start to mention names or it would go on
for ever, but to everyone who contributed to it, this is what Chris Packham saw yesterday.
We have more and more patients coming in daily and our workshops and apprenticeship scheme
are starting soon. This fills us with joy as this is exactly what it was built for, the
people and animals of The Gambia. Photographs courtesy of Jason Florio.
VIDEO OF NEW MAKASUTU
|The beautiful new Makasutu Centre, that you
can see in the post above, represents a great deal of hard slog, tough fundraising,
dedication, love and commitment from a great many people, all we had to do was to ensure
that it has done them justice. So many people and efforts have gone into it, there have
been so many, who have done everything from raise money, give us goods, paint , varnish,
clean, scrape, build flat packs etc. it looks wonderful and it is wonderful, but so much
of it has been done with help from companies like Wickes who gave us very discounted
prices on the hospital and pharmacy kitchen units, the beautiful tiles in the reception
which were made by a lovely talented neighbour, Claire Pavey. The bathrooms were donated
by Kohler Mira bathrooms, the X-Ray machine by BCF Technology and the endoscope by
Burtons. The store room is well stocked thanks to the elves and fairies from Kruuse. Vets
with Horsepower, The Jean Sainsbury Animal Welfare Trust and The Elise Pilkington Trust
all donated generously towards it.
were bought very cheaply from a restaurant that was closing down and the beds were made by
our watchman for £6 each. Fatou, our housekeeper, sourced the cloth for the curtains and
organised the tailor. It is just amazing what can be done when every one pulls together.
Someone asked me how I feel when I walk around the centre. It reminds me of all the
wonderful people who have helped in so many different ways and that is reflected in the
atmosphere of the place, which has a peace and calm about it.