e-link bulletin No.10 Sept 2016

We are moving towards the Grand Opening of the Resource Centre and have settled on a date of 25th February 2017, which is usually a dry season!  At present I'm unable to travel to Kenya because I have a couple of leaky heart valves and so cannot cope with the high altitude, remember Nairobi is 6000ft above sea level and the Peacemakers site is on the edge of the lowlands of Mt. Kenya. Consequently, I'm trying to find a person(s) of some standing in the communities to ‘cut the ribbon’.  I’m in touch with my MP Sir Oliver Heald, to help us in establishing a working relationship with the MP responsible for Kenya. It was Nick Hurd MP but since “Brexit” there’s been a reshuffle and it's now James Wharton MP, so I will extend an invitation to him.

So far, we’ve had a few responses from the 34 companies we wrote to in Kenya for future sponsorships. They've sent forms for us to fill-in, which we will return a.s.a.p. We have also recently written to the British Embassy in Nairobi and other Christian organisations.




We recently had a couple of fund raising events in August.  Saturday 6th was on our Resource Centre in Kathageri, Kenya, and raised an incredible 142,000 Ksh (£1,150). This shows the support there is with the locals who are benefitting enormously from all the projects initiated through Peacemakers.  Then on the Monday the 8th we held a Craft and Tea Event at Clare and Phil Stokes’ house and raised a further £500.00



Thank you to all for attending – you now know

what that money is going towards.

Jackie in Kenya, read on below!

You saw in our last Bulletin No..9 that Jackie North, the mother of Sophie was visiting Kenya for the second time.  She was not disappointed and has come back inspired and wants to help with some of the organising leading up to the ‘Opening’.  The main part of her involvement is to keep people in the UK informed of the ‘Walk’ from Mombasa to the Resource Centre arriving 25th February.  An elderly Kenyan, Isaac Gacugo, has volunteered to walk 570 km for Peacemakers, to make it known to all the districts he’ll be walking through, just what Peacemakers have done and brought to his people for free. it will take him 3 weeks; He cannot thank God enough.  So that’s Isaac’s part, Jackie will send out a special bulletin shortly to explain her ideas of how we can all be involved.

The 2 young students, Alice and Hannah have now returned from their visit to Kenya and were involved in the Fund Raiser Day.  They couriered lots of items for us to have a stall on the day, and have returned excited and wanting to help further with the very needy in the area.  More news later.

Update on the progress of the Resource Centre:  We have moved on with the kitchen and restaurant (see pictures below) and now doing grills for security, but we need funds.  The plan is to get to Hygiene level, register for tax and business, train for certificate and inspection, all by October!

It’s now getting very exciting and may I extend an early invitation to you to join all the other Peacemakers to the ‘Opening’ Celebration!

Access to the restaurant!




Above are a couple of pictures showing a new addition to the resource centre! A young heifer, donated by Sammy to supply milk for use at the centre. She's been named 'Mpwenda' in Swahili and when she's old enough she'll be sired, the resultant calves will be placed with schools or groups in the area to supply milk for the needy. She was lonely and pining when she arrived on site, so the handler brought his own calf along to keep her company, ahh! It's also great to see the "Pickup", paid for by a generous friend of Peacemakers, still working hard after all these years!

An update-bulletin will follow shortly.
Every blessing for now,


Christine Allison, a neighbour of Brenda’s and a friend of Peacemakers, died suddenly after a short illness on 13th August 2016.  She was a lovely fun loving person and supported Peacemakers in many different ways.  She was also instrumental in raising money for a ‘Cow for Kenya’ and travelled out to Kenya with Brenda to place the cow with a Women’s Self Help Group and made life long friends with them.  She was also very talented and had a beautiful operatic soprano voice and was the leading singer in The Ware Operatic Society and even had an audition at Glyndebourne.

At her funeral at The Parish Church in Watton-at-Stone, The Ware Operatic Society sang ‘Hail Poetry,’ her son Richard sang ‘Angels’ and there was a recording played of Christine singing ‘Vilja’ as her exit music.  Very beautiful and very moving, I don’t think there was a dry eye in the church.

Christine Allison

Rest in Peace Christine.

e-link bulletin No.9 July 2016

Sorry for the delay in our latest news letter, some members of the team have had health issues. This hasn't however stopped work forging ahead towards completion of the Resource Centre; we have had a few extra donations this year, which have enabled us to move nearer to the ‘Grand Opening’ -  a big thank you to those people!  We are now looking for Sponsors that will help maintain the continuance of the Centre and it’s many projects in the community. 

When the construction work is completed there will always be overheads, such as building maintenance, renewal of registrations to the Kenyan Government, insurances etc., We are already registered with the Kenyan Government as a CBO, also CADA (Campaign Against Drug Abuse) is a CBO in its own right.  Perhaps through these registrations we may get some funding from the Kenyan Government!

Brenda has written to her local M.P. asking for financial help who in turn has passed her email onto Nick Hurd M.P. who is involved in a very similar way in Mombasa with the Kenyan Government.  Because of his involvement with the government he cannot help us personally, but he has given us a list of potential Kenyan business sponsors whom Brenda has written to in Kenya.   We are awaiting their response!

Nick Hurd letter


Christine and the Trustees in Kenya are having a “Fundraiser” on August 6th to raise money to help finish the construction. It probably won’t raise a great amount as money is scarce, It's great however that they want to be part of the work to improve life in their community. We are sending invitations to all the Business Companies who we've invited to become sponsors. It will be a great opportunity for them to view the resource centre and find out about it's value in the community. We pray that they will respond.

Peacemakers UK are having a Craft & Afternoon Tea Fundraiser on the 8th August.

Handmade cards flyer

Click Here to see Flyer. 

Please let us know if you would like to attend or maybe send a donation!

People visiting the Resource Centre this summer are Jackie North (below), she has been before and fell in love with Kenya so wants to return. Also two students Alice and Hannah will be going out, they will help with some of the projects hopefully develop an understanding of the needs and poverty which others live in. All three are being couriers for us, taking out lots of children’s clothes, a computer for training room, plus a variety of craft materials and more books for Library.


I do like to encourage young people in their gap year or any young person who would like to serve in a very different and needy community, to volunteer themselves to a Life Changing Experience.  You will Bless others and be even more Blessed yourselves!

Student 02

Peacemakers would like to extend an invitation to all our friends and sponsors to become

“Friends of Peacemakers for Life”

By making a regular standing order donation, however small or great, say £5, £10 or £15 a month, it will enable this wonderful resource in Kenya to be maintained and hopefully grow into the Wellspring that it has started to become. Improving the lives of the poor and needy, young and old alike.

Click Here to open Standing order form or Right-click and "Save target as" to save and print.

This will enable and guarantee Peacemakers to have a future in Kenya.  Remember the land for the Resource Centre was selected and purchased because of the poverty and great need in the area.

Since we have been there we have seen a drop in the death of new born babies also abandoned babies, provision of mosquitos nets in shambas and help through training in many more areas. You can see on our website, the extent and depths we have reached in the area due to your love and generosity.

The Resource Centre is like an oasis and is used as a ‘Drop in’ for help daily.  These people will eventually take on the practical side of the mission, but we need your help, to be sponsors for overhead costs.
Please consider sponsoring the work in Kenya, or even coming to Kenya and being a part of the help which makes such a difference.
Every Blessing until  next time, Brenda

Thanks for coming to the craft fundraiser!

A great big thank you to everyone who took part in the Craft & Afternoon Tea fundraiser at the end of July. 

Craft Fundraiser

Everyone seem to have a lovely time at Brenda’s home, making decoupage boxes stones and tins. Afternoon tea was pretty scrummy too! The final count is now in and we raised £655 for the Kenyan projects. A huge thank you to everyone who helped & supported us.

Craft Fundraiser

To see more photos from the day, click here to look at the gallery.