The Raven Trust provides practical, direct support to needy communities in Malawi, East Africa.
The David Gordon Memorial Hospital in Livingstonia is about 100 miles from the main town of Mzuzu and 2,600 feet above the plain. Having a good vehicle workshop is vital to keep the various ambulances, vehicles and the marine ambulance at Mlowe operational. The roads off the main M1 are dirt tracks which put a tremendous strain on all vehicles using them.
This summer the workshop was fitted with and air compressor and associated pipework, a strong work bench with metal vice and a tyre changing spindle strongly fixed to the floor. Washing facilities with a sink and oil barrel for washing vehicle parts and a new electric lighting system were also installed.