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This is the website for the Friends of CME Trust. We are a UK based charity seeking to relieve sickness and poverty in the north-eastern region of the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC).

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Mudhut at the refugee camp in beni


New pharmacy, ex-coffee warehouse.

Latest News:

Passing of Helen Roseveare and Elsie Harris

Dr. Helen Roseveare, co-founder in 1966 of the CME hospital at Nyankunde died on 7 December 2016. Helen had worked previously in the country during the 1950s and suffered much during the rebellion in 1964. We thank God for her vision and dedication to the people of Zaire and Democratic Republic of Congo over many years.

Elsie Harris, who worked with her husband John in Zaire at the same time as Helen also died on 1 January 2017. Working for the Leprosy Mission they moved later to Nyankunde as their final home overseas. Elsie was a founding Trustee of Friends of CME Trust after she returned to England. We thank God for her work both in Zaire and for Friends of CME Trust. A ward at Nyankunde has been named in her honour.

April 2016: newsletter online

The latest charity newsletter is now available; click here to download it (pdf). If you would like to be on the regular email distribution list please contact us here and provide your full name and email address.

February 2016: Dennis Taylor Fundraising

Dennis Taylor's latest fundraising effort has begun. You can support him here.

December 2015: newsletter online

The latest charity newsletter is now available; click here to download it (pdf). If you would like to be on the regular email or postal distribution list please contact us here and provide your full name and postal or email address.

October 2014: newsletter online

The latest charity newsletter is now available; click here to download it (pdf). If you would like to be on the regular email or postal distribution list please contact us here and provide your full name and postal or email address.

November 2013: newsletter online

The latest newsletter is now available, click here to download it (pdf). If you would like to be on the email or post distribution list please contact us here and provide your full postal address or email address depending on how you would like to receive it.

April 2013: newsletter online

The latest newsletter is now available, click here to download it (pdf). If you would like to be on the email or post distribution list please contact us here and provide your full postal address or email address depending on how you would like to receive it.