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Remember the Great War Dead Fulflood & Weeke

Remember the Great War Dead Fulflood & Weeke

Welcome to the Winchester Great War Dead Fulflood & Weeke Project Men of the 1st Hampshires in Ploegsteert (Plugstreet) Wood, Flanders, during the winter of 1914-15  November 11, 2018 will mark the centenary of the Armistice that finally silenced the guns in the Great War. Up and down the country, in what will undoubtedly be deeply poignant commemorative services, communities will remember the hundreds of thousands of soldiers, sailors and airmen who died in a conflict that is still etched on our national psyche. Fulflood and Weeke in Winchester will be no exception. The churches of St. Paul and St. Matthew contain memorials to no fewer than 91 men from the parish who went off to war never to return and they will be remembered at services in November. Although these men died more than a century ago their stories are only now being retold thanks to the efforts of a local research group. Over the past three years the researchers have worked to build up a picture of the lives of the parish’s war dead – where they lived and worked, where they went to school, their families, and, of course, where they fought and died. The stories we have glimpsed have been moving and fascinating. Young men from the streets of Fulflood, Weeke and elsewhere in Winchester went to fight and die not only on the Western Front but also at Gallipoli, Mesopotamia (modern Iraq) and even Russia. Winchester, of course, was a garrison town so many joined those regiments based here – the Hampshire Regiment, the Rifle Brigade and the King’s Royal Rifle Corps. Others served in the Royal Navy and the fledgling air force. Men from Canada, Australia, New Zealand and East Africa with family connections in the parish, volunteered to fight for the “Mother Country” and their names are remembered on the memorials. One of these men had been on Captain Scott’s final expedition to Antarctica in 1912 and was to die in a German prisoner-of-war camp. Many schools where the men went to are still here. Several went as infants to Western School, then in Elm Rd, and onto St. Thomas School in Mews Lane, which was eventually amalgamated into Kings’ School. There, they are remembered on the St. Thomas School Memorial Board. Some went onto Peter Symond’s Grammar School, now the Sixth Form College, and they too have a memorial board. Some went to prep schools and onto public schools such as Winchester College where they are also remembered. Some schools they attended no longer exist, for example, St. Peter’s in Chesil Street - but their records do. The time has now come to make their stories accessible to all interested people and aspects of this will take money!  With just 1-click you can donate to this cause on the Contribute button on the right side of this page. * The most expensive item will be to publish a book of their stories which we aim to have available by Remembrance Sunday, on the 11th November this year.* We also plan to have portable permanent exhibition boards which can be displayed in:* St. Mathew’s and St. Paul’s, the churches of the parish of Fulflood & Weeke.* Local schools* Hampshire Record Office & the Discovery Centre* Community halls* Relevant military museums & local military bases* Creation of a website with all the information on it which will have an element of interrogation for example, do any of the men live in your street?* We hope further that:* Teaching resources will be created in liaison with local schools. Many current pupils in Winchester, especially at Western, Westgate and Peter Symmond's, may live in houses that were once the homes of these men.* A programme of Public Lectures & Guided Tours will happen.Long-term, we also hope to tell the stories of all the men who went to fight in World Wars I & II but that is not part of the current project. Thank you for reading this page and we do hope that you find this a worthwhile cause to contribute to.You can further help if you think you are related to any of the men and even have relevant photographs. A



Madre Tierra Amor Latin America Project

Madre Tierra Amor Latin America Project

We are calling on all lovers, all lovers of mother Earth, lovers of humanity, to unite for this beautiful cause. Amazing soul, this letter is for you, is a call for action!For the last 14 years the leaders of Madre Tierra Amor achieved a measurable success sharing Love & educating children in Latin America. In 2008, we decided to bring a project (La Casa Organica) to Salvadorians. We share the wonders of organic farming as an alternative lifestyle to counteract the organized crime. There are an estimated 25,000 gang members at large in El Salvador with another 9,000 in prison. The most well-known gangs, called maras in colloquial Salvadoran Spanish, are Mara Salvatrucha and their rivals Calle 18; maras are hunted by death squads including Sombra Negra. Criminal youth gangs run lives in El Salvador with an estimation of at least 60,000 young people belonging to gangs. Today, El Salvador experiences some of the highest murder rates in the Latin America. seven youths students of La Casa Organica were killed and one is missing in the past three years as a consequence of this wave of violence. El Salvador had more homicides in March than any other single month in a decade. Data from the National Civil Police show 481 homicides recorded on March, or more than 15 a day. April's start is no better, with 73 killings reported in the first five days. At this rate, El Salvador is on pace to surpass Honduras as the deadliest peace-time country in the world. La Casa Organica, empowers the kids to create environmental and social solutions. We are working with the community to promote responsible land and resource management through environmental education. We also teach the kids English, French and computer skills, so they can have better chances finding a job. Together we discuss different life subject and exchange ideas to bring them new perspectives.This project is the fruit of 10 years of personal investment as much as financial. Through volunteering international websites, we have received contributions and donations from all around the world. Our goal for 2019. In Casa Organica, our goal for 2019 is to make sure that no child in our area ever goes to bed hungry. While we served over 15,000  hot meals to children ages 6-18 in 2018 the sad fact is that over 100 kids in our area still went to bed hungry most nights.Your generous donation will go a long way to helping us end child hunger in our area. In fact, with your gift, we will be able to provide hot meals to undernourished children next year.Thank you! in advance, You have made a real difference in the lives of the kids we serve.   Thanks to you, many  children will go to bed full, well-nourished, and better off than the night before. We also want to being acknowledged by the local families as a serious source of support, education and inspiration for the children.Also we  want to keep offering  them new life experiences such as yoga classes,  healthy cooking , music, arts and crafts. They deserve a better life. Any amount of monetary donation is welcome, and we will be highly honored and obliged for the support you have offered. For more information regarding La Casa Organica, please check our websitewww.madretierraamor.com…/vb.1005534075/10206195332694689/… Thank you in advance for your donationsMauricio A. MontanoFounding Director



Midwifery Elective

Midwifery Elective

Hello everyone & welcome to this money pot!My name is Steph and I'm a second-year student midwife. Towards the end of my second year, I have the opportunity to carry out a midwifery elective. I am passionate about midwifery and want to use this time to enhance and develop my knowledge and skills. My plan is to travel to Kathmandu, Nepal to experience midwifery in a developing country. Nepal is among the poorest and least developed countries in the world. One-third of the population is living below the poverty line. In order to help make a difference in the world, I feel it is important to contribute towards and support a positive change in developing countries.   My plan is to travel to Kathmandu and spend a fortnight within a teaching hospital to help and facilitate supporting pregnant women through the antenatal and postpartum period. In Nepal, only 44% of women receive antenatal care at least once during pregnancy and only 35% give birth with a skilled birth attendant present. Current evidence demonstrates that 126,000 pregnant women in Nepal are in need of assistance, and now even more so since the catastrophic earthquake in 2015. It will be interesting and, I suspect, eye-opening to see what information is given to women at clinics, what happens when a woman goes into labour, how efficient the monitoring of maternal and fetal well-being is and what maternity facilities are available. I hope that my experience will give me first-hand insight into the structure, facilities and delivery of care for these women. Since 2012 the Royal College of Midwives (RCM) has been working in partnership with the Midwifery Society of Nepal (MIDSON) to strengthen midwifery in Nepal and to improve the health of women and babies. I hope that by gaining funding for my elective I will be able to contribute towards this great cause. With just 1-click you can support my project and I hope you are as passionate about this cause as I am! * Give however much you want* All payments are 100% secureThank you for your time and generosity!



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