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CLinC - Changing Lives in Chongwe

Changing Lives in Chongwe

How to contact CLinC

If you would like to know more or become involved, please contact Ann Greenhalgh by email: or phone 01454 294200.

Our registered address is Burlton House, The Burltons, Cromhall, GL12 8BH

Latest News


The recent fundraising coffee morning/afternoon tea went well, one of the teachers at St Anne's school has completed his Open University diploma, both St Anne's and St Mark's schools now have a new photocopier, and sponsorship money for around 60 children is being sent out.

Read the new January 2018 newsletter for more details on all our activities.

At our 13th Annual Get-together the annual report and accounts (see links below) were presented and the speaker was Kenneth from Thornbury.

The churches there have a parish link with Bufumbo in Uganda and people help with support for the clinic, schools and young people there. Kenneth showed us photos of the recent visit and gave us an insight into life in Bufumbo. Some aspects were very similar to Zambia and others very different.

The profits from the evening will be sent to buy more text books for our two schools. Text books have always been in short supply but the recent changes to the Zambian national curriculum, together with increased numbers of children,have added to the problem.

This money will be sent for next term along with money for the feeding programme and a small bonus for each of the ten teachers.


Hilary and Damon held a coffee morning to show photos of their recent wedding. Donations to CLinC came to £45 and this will be used for a 'Teachers' seminar' day. A teacher from the local government run school will spend a day with our ten teachers talking about lesson planning. This will be most valuable as only three of our teachers have had any formal training.

Thank you to everyone who attended these events and to all those who were unable to be there and sent donations for the work of CLinC.

CLinC had a very successful 2016 with fundraising which has enabled us to bring about big changes in the two schools we support in Zambia.

Click here to download the 2016 ClinC Annual Report.

Click here to download the accounts summary for Oct 2014-Sept 2015.

Thank you to all who support us in any way and enable us to help these two schools and their teachers.

Ann & trustees

Sponsor a Child


Sponsorship money is sent each December to cover school fees and uniform costs to enable grade 8 and 9 children to attend local government secondary schools.

The cost of sponsorship for one year remains around £100 per pupil.

If you are willing to continue sponsoring a child, or to give a donation towards sponsorship, please let me have cash or cheques by the first week in December.

Thank you to all who pay by standing order and those who send their cheques each year made payable to CLinC.

Click here to download a Gift Aid form if you have not already signed one.

Click here to find out more about the sponsored children.

If you would like to sponsor a child, or are interested in finding out more, click here to download more information about the children and community schools.

On behalf of the children, thank you so much for your support.

Ann & trustees of CLinC

Projects we support

Roy's Classroom Block

Roy Greenhalgh died in March 2015 after living with cancer for 15 years. Roy was one of the founders of CLinC in 2004 and his enthusiasm and support will be greatly missed.

Roy made it very clear that he wanted the work of CLinC to continue.


The two classroom block built in Roy's memory at St Mark's Community School in Zambia is now completed and awaiting official opening by the Bishop.

In true Zambian style, there will be celebration party for all those who have worked on the project, along with the staff and students at the school.

Plans are now being drawn up for a toilet block to be added to the school.

Click here to see more photos of St Mark's School.

Chazanga-Chipata Anglican Children’s Project

As well as the new classroom block, ClinC is supporting the Chazanga-Chipata Anglican Children’s Project in Lusaka.

This projects aims to give street children and orphans an education and prevent them from getting into trouble on the streets. Click here to read more.

Click here to download part of a study by a Zambian student at Ng'ombe.

About CLinC

CLinC (Changing Lives in Chongwe) is a small charity based in Cromhall, South Gloucestershire.

St Matthias community school in N'gombe 2012

It was set up in 2004 to try to improve the educational, physical, health and spiritual well-being of the people of Zambia through selected projects. Read about how it started.

Our Charity Number is 1106904 and are trustees are:

  • Ann Greenhalgh Chair/treasurer
  • Fe Gray - Secretary
  • Doug Collett
  • Nic Fleming
  • Colin Nash
  • Peggy Collett
Please note every penny we raise goes to the people of Zambia. All expenses claimed by trustees are re-donated in full and gift aided!

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