Minimum wage increases in Zambia

All is going well in Zambia although there have been a lot of changes which present fresh challenges as we continue to help this rural part of Zambia. The most recent hiccup has been a change in government – this has bought about the introduction of a minimum wage. This has had a huge impact…

2012 Sausage Tree Clay Shoot

Saturday 8th September was I think the hottest and sunniest day of summer. Wow, were we lucky and so were the 45 children who came to enjoy the magician, bouncy assault castle and water sliding and a lot more. The guns were on fine form and enjoyed the lagers as they tried to hit the…

Sausage Tree’s 4th London Quiz Night

Our 4th London quiz was another great night. 80 fantastic supporters joined us at The Bedford in Balham. We were lucky enough to have a wonderful new quiz master: Eddie Latter who did an incredible job and is thoroughly brilliant and available to hire for any occasion! Mikey Morrison was an awesome auctioneer and with…

New Boys Dormitory at Mfuwe

At the end of 2011 plans got underway to build a new boys dormitory at Mfuwe Secondary School. This was made possible thanks to Erin Hurst and her Kilimanjaro crew. The dormitory was completed last year but more funds were needed to furnish it. Twyford Pre Prep and Valkyrie Festival made this possible with their…

Sausage Tree Events for 2013

Sausage Tree’s 5th Hampshire Quiz Night This will be taking place on Friday 26th April at Owslebury Village Hall. We are hoping it will be another fun and enjoyable evening for all. If you are interested in getting a table together please email info@sausagetree.co.uk to reserve your place! Sausage Tree’s 5th London Quiz Night We…

Sausage Tree events for 2012

Sausage Tree’s 4th London Quiz Night This will be taking place on Wednesday 18th April at “The Bedford in Balham”. We are hoping it will be another fun and enjoyable evening for all. If you are interested in getting a table together please email info@sausagetree.co.uk to reserve your place! More information to follow soon. Sausage…

Zambia visit 2011: Mfuwe Secondary

The last school I visited during my trip was Mfuwe Secondary School. I had never been before but the team out in Zambia – Haggai, Andy and Lisa are really keen to help it and it really does need a lot of help! I couldn’t believe how little there was; there are currently 603 pupils…

Zambia visit 2011: Chilongozi School

Chilongozi is a real contrast to Chiwawatala; it is much smaller with only 2 classroom blocks and 6 teachers as opposed to Chiwawatala’s 16! We got there in record time this trip – three and a half hours down a single dirt track passing a few elephants on the way. Its remoteness still shocks me…

Zambia visit 2011: Chiwawatala School

Chiwawatala is the school that is based near the airport and closer to civilisation; it is thriving and really established now. They receive the books and educational resources each term and have a good teacher: student ratio for Africa (1:50)! They also now have electricity, a library and a water tank. The World Food Organisation…

Dormitory for Mfuwe Secondary School

Mfuwe Secondary School is in desperate need of help. It’s the only secondary school in the area and has really suffered from lack of support and increased number of pupils. Approximately 150 pupils board at this school as it is too far from their homes to come in on a daily basis. The boys’ dormitory…