Team Newton’s story
In January 2020, we are travelling to Cambodia with a team of about 12 people organised by the charity Mission Direct, to join in with the work they are doing on the outskirts of Phnom Penh.
David will be part of the main building team, helping local builders to build 'forever' homes for families forced to relocate because of government slum clearances.
Paula will be part of the smaller medical team, and is likely to be involved in training local health workers in palliative care, taking part in school health promotion, and teaching nursing students, among other things!
We will also be visiting a number of schools and community projects which Mission Direct have developed links with over the 12 years during which they have been working in the area. In addition we will be meeting some of the local partners who live and work in these communities, and provide continuity, in-country relationships, and local knowledge for the projects which Mission Direct support.
Our fundraising is solely towards the costs of materials and resources for the work we are supporting. For the house building this will go towards:
- Employing local labour
- Bricks, mortar and cement
We are fully covering all of our own costs, so every pound we raise will go towards the project. If you are able to make a donation, however large or small, it will make a real 'bricks and mortar' difference in providing safe, solid, permanent homes for families within a supportive community.
For more information on our trip, go to
David and Paula