Our Lady Star of the Sea

Fr David Ssenyaaki Appeal



Greetings from Nairobi. I had a safe journey back to the university, and I am trying to settle in once again. Unlike Uganda, it is quite cold over here.


During my stay in Uganda over the last three weeks, I managed to visit and tour St. Anthony Health-centre, Mitala Maria. I am glad to inform you that the centre has completed the first phase of the renovation of the Out-Patient Section. The centre’s administration has repaired the verandas, fortified the foundation of the building and installed metallic doors that can hardly be destroyed by termites. 


In November 2021, you sent us some £571 as contribution from Tilbury Parishioners, then in February 2022, you sent us £190 from the parishioners; making a total of £851 (Ug Shs. 3,699,516). This donation was spent on procuring the materials for the work. Below is a short summary of the expenditures:




                                                Ug Shs.

1. Stone Slates                         570,000

 2. Aggregates                          150,000

 3. Hardcore Stones                  120,000

 4. Bricks (2000)                       460,000

 5. Sand (4 trips)                       220,000

 6. Cement (30 bags)                 870,000

 7. Doors (2)                              850,000

 8. Timber (5 pieces)                   20,000



TOTAL COST                         3,260,000


 BALANCE.                                 439,516.


The centre was able to raise some little funds locally (about £300) to meet the labour charges. Thus, the balance of Ug Shs. 439,516 ( about £100) is being kept for the Second Phase that will involve painting of the entire building and other minor repairs.






This past year we have been collecting, via our Parish Project envelopes, for a hospital dear to Fr. David Ssenkaayi, who most of you know, and who has been helping with the renovations.  He has sent the following message together with photographs showing the wonderful renovations that have taken place.  We will be sending another £400, which doesn’t seem much but it goes a long way, before the end of the month.  The following is a message for you all from Fr. David.


Greetings from Uganda.


Hopefully you are all fine and safe.


Kindly receive the attached short report on the donations you sent between January and May 2021.


Once again, we wish to express our sincere gratitude to all those that contributed to this donation. Many of them we shall never know them. Our only prayer is that God may reward them abundantly.


Since the Health Centre is quite old, and many of its facilities require renovation; please do not hesitate to think about it in your future charitable programmes.


Every blessing,


Fr. David Ssenkaayi

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