Our Future Vision!
So we have after lots of research, conversations and praying Robert and Helena have had to make some difficult decisions about the future of TOMM. After March update, it became apparent our finances were not enough to keep running the center the way it was being run, due to the massive expenses of the building maintenance, rents and the growing costs of medicines, and so the existing center has had to be closed. The heart of TOMM, however, will not be closed, and the aims of the charity going forward are still to provide medical services to those who need it most. The main goal for TOMM in this next phase will be to purchase some land and build something sustainable which will not only meet the needs but will mean that all the money we raise will go into the care of the patients and that the future of TOMM will be secure in the building.
We want to keep TOMM alive whilst we are raising the money for the new building and a mobile clinic is a great option to still offer services but without the expense of the current building and all its repairs. So we aim by the start of next year to have the mobile clinic up and running and we are currently looking into the best ways to get a vehicle there that is fit for this purpose as well as looking into the best use of the clinic when it is mobile including vaccination options. We have made some great connections with people who can help us in this area.
Our focus now is on fundraising and trying to create connections with businesses or companies who can help us move forward with our vision for TOMM. We need more regular givers so we can build up the finances needed for this new venture. In the meantime our Uganda administrator Steven has begun his degree in Business Management which will give him some extended skills to run the new mobile clinic and eventually the new building, he is a valuable asset to the TOMM team and has worked for the medical center for over 5 years. He also has a real passion for patient care and in his spare time often goes to care for patients without family in the main hospital of Uganda. We feel blessed to have him as part of our team and we are supporting him in this new qualification and adventure.
If you would like to get involved in fundraising or become one of our amazing regular givers please get in touch with us or check out our forms that can be downloaded from the home screen. We are also in the process of creating a space where people can donate online.