Graham & Cathriona
go to Sierra Leone

Why are we going?

We are travelling, together with our sister(-in-law) Jill, to volunteer with Christ Centred Ministries, Sierra Leone (CCMSL) on a project which aims to build, equip and develop a centre for worship, education and training for the local community.

A decade-long civil war left many displaced people living on the outlined areas of the capital city Freetown. There is a lack of much needed services and amenities outside the city – schools, churches, skills training facilities, health, electricity, water, etc – against the backdrop of a rapidly growing population.

Where are we going?

The CCMSL project is located about 20 minutes from Freetown, Sierra Leone’s capital city. Sierra Leone is a country in West Africa that is bordered by Guinea to the northeast, Liberia to the southeast, and the Atlantic Ocean to the southwest. The country has a tropical climate, with a diverse environment ranging from savannah to rainforests and an estimated population of 6 million.

How can you help?

We have a fundraising goal of €3,000 (between both of us) for the trip. There are two main ways you can help:

  1. Donate using the button or come along to one of our fundraisers or both!
  2. Pray for us, for safe travelling and for the CCMSL project that people will be blessed through it.

Fundraising Events

Come along to one of our fundraising events to join the fun and lend your support!

Coffee Morning, Kilkenny →

Saturday 1st February @ 10.30am - 12.30pm
Kilkenny Methodist Church Halls, Williams Street, Kilkenny

Jill is hosting a coffee morning for all the Kilkenny folk so you can come along and enjoy a cuppa, the chat and a few baked treats. View Facebook Event

90s Themed Table Quiz, Dublin →

Saturday 1st February @ 7.30pm
Urban Junction, 42 Main St, Blackrock View map

We invite you to brush up on your knowledge of all things 90s and come along to support this worthy cause. There will be lots of games, spot prizes and refreshments and if you're feeling brave come dressed as your favourite 90s idol!

Come along in a team of 4/5 or just turn up and we'll put you in a team. There's no entry fee but donations will be very welcome on the night. View Facebook Event

Vintage Afternoon Tea Party, Monaghan

Sunday 9th February @ 11am - 1pm
School Hall, Scoil Naomh Pádraig Corracrin, Emyvale, Co. Monaghan

Cathriona is getting out the good china for this special event. There'll be lots of tea, coffee and yummy baked goods for you to enjoy.

There is no charge but donations will be very welcome on the day.

Learn more about the CCMSL Centre

Sahr Yambasu is the minister in Kilkenny Methodist Church where our family is part of the congregation. Sahr is the reason we got involved in the project and the one looking after us when we get to Sierra Leone. Here is short video where you can see the centre and listen to Sahr tell some of the story of how it came to be.