Vine Trust: Connecting People to Make a Difference

Story a Week 2016

Posted on February 03, 2016 by Stewart.

We hope you have all enjoyed our Photo a Week feature last year. We definitely enjoyed picking out the photos! If you want to look back at all the images, click here.

Next year we will not be featuring a photo each week BUT we will be featuring a story a week. To make this happen we need YOUR help.

We want stories from all areas of our volunteering, new stories and old stories, anything that gives people a flavour of the impact our work has.

No story is too long and no story is too short.

If you have a story you think we should feature then please email

We can’t wait to share 52 life changing stories with you in 2016.

Week 6

"The overland excursion required moving power lines and building new roads, and the vessel was nicknamed the “walking ship” on its journey through many towns and villages. Masses turned out to see the vessel and have their pictures taken alongside this leviathan as it passed by their doors." Click here to read the full story.

Week 5

"Although Vine Trust participants from Wood Group PSN have helped to provide a new home for Mama Christina and her children, they have done so much more than just build a physical structure—building self-esteem, confidence, self-worth and a hope for the future." Click here to read the ful story

Week 4

"While thoughts of wrestling snake and scorpion bites provoked anxiety before the trip, language barriers and sheer patient volume were the major challenges. Jungle medicine may have mirrored medicine in the developed world more than anticipated, yet the backdrop of the largest rainforest on Earth, incredible wildlife and exquisite sunsets coloured the most unique clinical setting imaginable." Click here to read the full story

Week 3

"The people of Tanzania are the most welcoming, resourceful, hard-working, friendly people I could ever hope to meet, and it’s been our absolute privilege to help just a few of them take a step towards a better life." Click here to read the full story

Week 2

"I have to admit, I felt apprehensive at first about travel into the Amazonian jungle, especially when I realised the vaccinations that were needed. However I was to find that the whole experience was truly amazing and something one cannot get from the local travel agent. The people we treated were truly appreciative of our presence and the smiles we received in return made the whole experience worthwhile." Click here to read the full story  

Week 1

"I can’t explain my happiness because even billion words wouldn’t be enough" - Click here to read the full story

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