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A Message From Our Chief Executive Published: 29 Mar 2020

Dear friends and supporters,

As we all seek to manage in extraordinary times, I firstly want to send you and your extended family our best wishes and good health as we all find ourselves in national lock down.

As an international volunteering development charity, we are acutely aware of how fortunate we are in the United Kingdom to have an exceptional NHS and to observe the outstanding national response by over…

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An Update from Vine Trust Published: 27 Mar 2020

In light of the ongoing and uncertain global health pandemic, Vine Trust would like to keep you informed of our latest developments. Please check back on this page for any updates as the situation develops. 

 

Friday 27th March

Our Patron, HRH The Princess Royal, has written a message of support. Read the message here. 

 

Thursday 26th March

Our Chief Executive, Rev Willie McPherson has written an update on…

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Spring Connections Released! Published: 27 Mar 2020

Our latest edition of our Connections newsletter is ready to ready online. Read it here and a message from our Chief Executive here. 

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A Message From Our Patron Published: 27 Mar 2020

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Family Homes Almost Completed! Published: 25 Mar 2020

The wonderful fundis (builders) have been working hard to complete painting and the finishing touches on the homes for Filomena and her mother Bernadetta. The construction of the house was supported by volunteers from Inverness Royal Academy in February; Tanzania Senior Coordinator Elly stopped by earlier this week to check out the progress.

In these uncertain times we are humbled by the great work of our partners and the…

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Inverness Royal Academy in Tanzania! Published: 12 Feb 2020

Our first school expedition of 2020 has begun! Team Inverness Royal Academy are flying to Moshi, in the Kilimanjaro region of Tanzania. 

They'll be supporting our partners in the building of safe, secure homes for vulnerable families and children in the community. Over the next two weeks, they'll be sharing their story over on their blog. Watch this space to find out more: Inverness Royal Academy Team Blog

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Thank You Duncan! Published: 07 Feb 2020

We were sad to say goodbye to our fantastic Financial Assistant Duncan this week.

Duncan has been part of the Vine Trust team for three years, and has had a huge impact on how we manage our supporters' fundraising and donations. 

We would like to say a big thank you, and wish him all the best for the future. 

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Meet the Families Published: 28 Jan 2020

It won't be long until our first volunteer team of the year, a team from Inverness Royal Academy, head out to Tanzania to help support the local team and builders in the construction of new homes for families in the Moshi region. 

Meet the familes who they will be supporting:

Simon, Wilson and Aviti

Simon (14) and Wilson (8) are brothers who are cared for by their single father Aviti. They do…

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Meet Elly, Senior Tanzanian Coordinator! Published: 21 Jan 2020

Those who have been with us to Tanzania, might recognise his smiling face as he is often there helping volunteers settle into their time in-country. We thought we'd ask him a few fun questions so you can get to know him!

Q: What languages do you speak?
A: English, Swahili, and Chagga

Q: What's your favourite food?
A: Rice and beef or fish stew

Q: Do you have…

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Join us at this year’s Kiltwalk! Published: 16 Jan 2020

Do you share Vine Trust's vision to support some of the most vulnerable communities in Tanzania and Peru with safer homes and medical care? Do you like a good walk?

We would like to invite you to join us in one of the four Scottish host cities for the Kiltwalk this year!

Kiltwalk is a community event that enables walkers to raise money for any Scottish charity of their choice. There are three distances to…

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2020: Year of the Nurse and Midwife Published: 06 Jan 2020

Nurses and midwives play a vital role in providing health services. They are often the first and only point of care in their communities, and their roles are essential to the goal of universal health coverage by 2030.

That's why we're marking the Year of the Nurse and Midwife in 2020, to celebrate the work of nurses and midwives throughout the world!

Do you know a nurse or midwife who…

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New Year: New Calendar! Published: 01 Jan 2020

Happy 2020 to all our volunteers and supporters!

Don't miss out on our limited edition 2020 calendar which features winning photographs and quotes by our Vine Trust volunteers. This calendar 'gives back' the whole year round!

Get yours for just £5 at our online store today. 

Thanks for your support! 

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