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  • Crich Heritage Meetings Cancelled for 2020

    23 September 2020 Crich Heritage Meetings Cancelled for 2020

    We are sorry to tell you that we have given up hope of any further Crich Heritage Meetings this year.

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  • Amber Valley & Erewash Autumn Footprints Walking Festival

    09 September 2020 Amber Valley & Erewash Autumn Footprints Walking Festival

    Unfortunately organisers of the Autumn Footprints Walking Festival have confirmed that the usual event will not take place this year, however, they have collected some of the previously produced walk leaflets and posted them on line for the public to enjoy.

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  • Final week for submissions to the Crich Area Community Art Sharing

    07 September 2020 Final week for submissions to the Crich Area Community Art Sharing

    There is one more week for you to send in your favourite art work or craft piece to Clare Limb for display in the Community Art Sharing on 10th & 11th October at The Glebe.

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  • Crich Medical Practice Flu Clinic open

    02 September 2020 Crich Medical Practice Flu Clinic open

    Crich Medical Practice are holding flu clinics in September and October. 

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  • New Medical Order Line for Repeat Prescriptions

    02 September 2020 New Medical Order Line for Repeat Prescriptions

    From Wednesday 30th September patients will be asked to order their repeat Medication via the Medicines Order Line (01246 588 860) The order line offers a dedicated person who will have time to answer any medication queries this will free up the practice telephone line for more urgent phone calls.

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  • Popalong Outdoors to continue during September

    29 August 2020 Popalong Outdoors to continue during September

    Following the success of Outdoor popalong, which took place as part of the children's summer activities arranged by some members of the Crich Patient Participation Group, Popalong Outdoors will continue during September. 

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  • Lifeline awarded to Crich Tramway Village

    13 August 2020 Lifeline awarded to Crich Tramway Village

    Crich Tramway Village, home to the National Tramway Museum, has been thrown a lifeline through three main sources of funding to help it survive the current and future challenges faced by the national Covid19 crisis.

     

     

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  • FREE Kids Summer Activities

    11 August 2020 FREE Kids Summer Activities

    Thanks to the wonderful response to the fundraising appeal, the following children's summer activities are now FREE of charge!

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  • Reduced Price for Nature Sessions

    05 August 2020 Reduced Price for Nature Sessions

    Thanks to the wonderful response to the fundraising appeal, children's summer activities are now available at a reduced price.

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  • Summer Holiday Activities are here!

    31 July 2020 Summer Holiday Activities are here!

    The Summer Holiday Activities programme is here! Read about what's on offer and how to book.

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Coronavirus and CHIKS in Kenya

by Claire Ganthony

CHIKS children

Kenya went into strict Covid-19 lockdown about the same time as UK. The schools are closed, so the youngsters are with their guardians all the time now. The county-borders are closed, resulting in food prices being higher, partly because food isn’t arriving from neighbouring counties. Travel locally, to get pig-feed etc, is restricted.

flooded fields in Aduwa
Flooded fields in Aduwa

Then at the end of April it rained for 9 days and caused severe flooding that has affected a wide area in North-west Kenya and around Lake Victoria. The result of this for our friends and guardians is it has flooded out all their crops, and some of the guardians have had to be evacuated to rented accommodation. The guardians’ group savings have gone on these rents, and on medication as several of them have had malaria because of the increase in mosquitoes. On the positive side, our co-ordinator Elijah’s home and compound is not flooded and the greenhouse, pigs and chickens are safe.

Flooded house
A flooded house

Elijah is coping well with his extra responsibilities, but everything is that much more difficult. He has a strong faith in God who, he says ‘will see us through at this difficult time.’ The CHIKS group are planning the best way to contribute extra money for food and other needs.

So, while we are coping with the difficulties of lockdown here, there they also have these floods to contend with. The guardians are very supportive of each other, like we are here. For the very poor in Kenya there is no help from the government.

If you would like to find out more about the CHIKS project, or how you can help, please visit the main CHIKS page on Crich standard.

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