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On May 12th this year, Marie and her good friend Trish Lewis made their way to Buckingham Palace for the very special presentation of the BEM to Marie for her dedicated service to African Village Support and the charitable work she does in Eastern Uganda. At precisely 4pm four very special people appeared on the terrace of Buckingham Palace; Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II accompanied by the Duke of Edinburgh, Prince Charles and the Duchess of Cornwall. Unfortunately we could not take photo’s of the royal family however as you will see below we were able to take a photo of Marie on the royal lawns, sitting with Trish outside the palace and later at the Café Royal.

Marie’s son Steve took Marie with Julie to the Cafe Royal where they had a wonderful time and Marie was presented with the gift the trustees had bought for her to commemorate her British Empire Medal that she has been awarded for her dedicated service to African Village Support. A photo of Marie wearing her medal will be available soon.

This particular story struck a chord, from the latest Newsletter from AVS, illustrating the humility and gratitude of those we support.

Marie, recently returning from a visit to Uganda, has produced the latest Newsletter which again illustrates so clearly that all the efforts made by Marie and all of you cannot be more appreciated.

Marie’s words accompanying the image below: “Still wearing the second hand trainers that we gave him EIGHT years ago. Wandera came to tell me how good the shoes had been. He hadn’t come to ask for another pair of shoes for himself but for a pair for his daughter who was joining secondary school."



It is incidents like this that bring you so sharply back to the extreme poverty with which so many people really live here in rural Uganda.

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African Village Support is registered as a Charitable Incorporated Organisation (CIO) with registration number 1164318.

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