people came to the Breakfast organized by the Community
and Mission Group in aid of our supported charities.
Kagando Mission Hospital Foundation is the overseas
charity we are supporting at St Matthew’s this year, and
after the sumptuous ‘Full English’ a brief overview of
the hospital’s work was given by Sarah Oughton
(Churchwarden Ann Walker’s daughter). Sarah visited the
Hospital, in a remote rural area of Uganda, in July
2007, using her full six weeks’ leave allocation, to
help set up the palliative care service there and train
nurses. Sarah’s cousin is a doctor and has made many
ongoing trips to the Hospital.
palliative care service was started, patients were dying
at home of cancer and HIV/AIDS with no treatment or pain
relief available to them. The remoteness of the mountain
region meant that many of the desperately poor people
found it impossible to travel once they became ill, but
now they can be visited by doctors and nurses in Land
The hospital itself was established in 1965, primarily
for lepers through the work of the African Inland
Mission, and over the years the hospital's activities
have diversified in response to community needs.
information about its work is available here.