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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

Good News from Zambia

"Many of you will remember meeting with Fr. Jackson Katete and his wife Catherine. They have visited Cromhall several times and we have met them on each of our many visits to our schools in Lusaka.

Both Jackson and Cathy, along with Fr Kenneth who is priest at St Anne’s and St Mark’s churches, were unwell and tested positive for Covid-19. Catherine was taken into hospital as she has diabetes and some other underlying health problems.

They are now recovering well. Some still have headaches, tiredness and loss of appetite but nothing more serious.

Apparently, many of the priests and their families in Lusaka have contracted Covid-19, most likely when taking funerals of the township people.

The last month has seen a spike in the cases in Zambia but it appears that the numbers may be greater than reported.

Please keep them all in your thoughts and prayers.

There is no confirmation yet about schools either returning in September or having to wait until January 2021."




THANK YOU to everyone who has bought the homemade colourful face masks from Cromhall Village Shop or myself.

These have been made to raise funds for the work of CLinC and the good news is that we have now raised over £500.

This will cover the cost of one term's teacher training for two of our teachers.

There are still plenty of masks to choose from in the Shop or by phoning me on 294200.

Thank you to Cromhall Shop for allowing us to do this.


Newsletters and Reports


Since lockdown began in March, we have been constantly in touch with our two schools in Zambia.

Initially we were extremely worried about what would happen if the virus got a hold there.

There are only a few hospitals in the main towns and even these are poorly equipped to cope with this virus.

However, so far, they appear to be only mildly affected.

Click here to read June's Newsletter about what has happened in the last few months.


Click here to download the 2019 ClinC Annual Report, and click here to read a report about the trustees' last visit to the schools in Zambia, as presented at the annual get together early in 2019. The visit went really well and they thoroughly enjoyed spending time with both the teachers and pupils.

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.

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.


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!
Click here to download the accounts summary for 2017-2018.

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