Priscilla Gillett RIP
We were all deeply saddened to hear of the death of Priscilla Gillett, on 27th May. She was President of FUM for over 15 years.
There will be a Memorial Service at 12.30 on Saturday 20th October in St Eustachius Church, Tavistock where Priscilla lived for many years.
Priscilla's husband John Gillett co-founded FUM in 1964 and Priscilla always took a keen interest in its activities. She became President after John's death in 2002.×
The Friends of Urambo and Mwanhala is a small charity working in the Tabora Region of Tanzania, specifically in the Districts of Nzega, Sikonge and Urambo. We are an association of friends who each give money to support our projects in Tanzania. From time to time we receive support from other organisations to help with specific projects.
We are concerned with advancing the development of the people of the Tabora Region and also with educating people in the UK, including how they can become involved. To that end we not only provide funds for projects in Tanzania but also facilitate visits to Tabora Region by professionals, student groups and individuals.
FUM has operated in the Tabora Region for more than fifty years and has developed a good working relationship with the Tanzanian Government. The Regional Commissioner, Tabora is one of our two presidents and the district authorities have appointed FUM coordinators in each of the districts.
FUM is a very cost effective organisation. All its officers are volunteers and as a result we have very low administration costs with more than 95% of donations spent on projects.