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£7,003raised of £14,000 target by 48 supporters

    Weʼve raised £7,003 to Pay for a life saving kidney transplant for our friend Joses. who lives in Uganda and must travel to India for a new kidney.

    Bristol, United Kingdom
    Funded on Tuesday, 19th December 2017

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    We aim to raise £14,000, which is half the expected cost of a life-saving kidney transplant operation in India for Joses, the son of our friend the Revd Sam Tindiwensi, of Ankole Diocese, Uganda

    Through a fellowship link between Bristol Diocese and the Church of Uganda, and as representatives of the Kingswood & South Gloucestershire Deanery, we have since 1992 known and corresponded with a clergy couple in Ankole Diocese, the Revd Sam Tindiwensi, who teaches at Bishop Stuart University, Mbarara, and his wife the Revd Canon Generous, who is a secondary school teacher. Sam studied at Leeds University from 1996 to 1998 & Generous joined him in 1997. They both visited Bristol during that time, and are well remembered here.

    Their oldest child, Joses, now aged 32, who is himself married with two children, has for almost 20 years suffered from diabetes and hypertension and has other ailments. He now has end stage kidney disease, and is receiving regular dialysis, but will need a kidney transplant if he is to survive.

    The operation cannot be performed in Uganda, so patients are usually referred to India. Sam tells us that a potential donor has been identified and that the doctor attending Joses has said that if the necessary funds can be raised the operation can be done soon.

    Sam has appealed for help, and has asked us to approach some people of good will who can help. The total cost is expected to be about £28,000, and we aim to raise half i.e. £14,000. To read a letter of support from Bishop Sheldon of Ankole Diocese in Uganda, please click here .

    When he was here, Sam presented to one of our churches, who had supported his theological studies in Uganda in 1992, a hand-made plaque, inscribed "God will not forget what you did.  Sam”.

    Let us respond by justifying his trust in our generosity.



    • Simon Awdry1 year ago
      Simon Awdry

      Simon Awdry

      1 year ago

      I report with deep regret and sorrow that Joses died on Tuesday 12th December. All the medical procedures were complete and it only remained to obtain the visas from the Indian Embassy. To support the visa application we had sent Sam the total raised of £7,920 which will now go to support Joses’ widow Harriet and his sons Ebenezer and Eliezer. Our thanks to everyone who contributed so generously to the appeal. As the plaque that Sam made and presented to a church in the deanery 25 years ago said: “God will not forget what you did”.

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    Page last updated on: 12/18/2017 10:14 PM



    • Henry Moule

      Henry Moule

      Dec 17, 2017

    • Charles Sugden

      Charles Sugden

      Dec 7, 2017

      Towards Joses in Uganda


    • Anonymous


      Nov 23, 2017


    • Anonymous


      Nov 20, 2017


    • Anonymous


      Nov 18, 2017

      I'm praying that you manage to raise the amount needed to enable the operation to go ahead.


    • Sarah Brown

      Sarah Brown

      Nov 10, 2017

      Good luck in raising the money towards Joses essential operation.


    • Anonymous


      Nov 8, 2017

      A donation from Stapleton PCC


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    Simon Awdry

    Simon Awdry

    Bristol, United Kingdom

    I am Secretary of the 48 year old Link with Uganda of Kingswood & South Glos Deanery in Bristol Diocese. My wife Angela & I know personally Joses' father Sam. With the Link Chairman James Gardner we take personal responsibility to ensure that the money is used correctly.

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