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Message from Sierra Leone : RIP HRH Prince Philip

Posted by WPUK on Friday, April 9th, 2021

Dear all,

I have just learnt from John Power and the death of HRH Prince Philip.

On behalf of my family and and community I wish to extend our deepest condolences to the Royal family in particular and the UK in general.

What a sad  day in the UK and the Commonwealth countries.

Our thoughts and prayers are with you.

With kindest regards,


A message from Sierra Leone

Posted by WPUK on Saturday, March 20th, 2021

A letter from the Chair of the Waterloo Partnership in Sierra Leone   

Dear Trustees and Committee members of WPUK,

On behalf of WPSL committee I wish you a successful AGM this evening.

A year has gone since your last AGM but little did we expect that the deadly Covid pandemic would cause so much death and distress, not only in your country but the whole world. We have had our share of the pandemic which is still with us.

I wish to take this opportunity to thank you and all the various donors for coming to our aid during this trying time in our impoverished community, which is in one of the poorest countries the world. You supported us with food, water and other items for people quarantined as a result of infection. Even recently you helped us with Veronica buckets and soap to promote personal hygiene in public areas such as schools, markets etc. that are prone to bacterial and viral infection. Your support in these areas is greatly appreciated by our residents as the Covid epidemic caused some major changes in the lives of our community members.

You also continue to help our vulnerable women famers with seeds and tools to generate personal income which has helped in food and income generation. Provision and maintenance of hand pumps have helped our community to access clean and safe drinking water hence reducing the incidence of water-borne diseases.

The education of Ebola orphans has yielded results, as the provision of an extra bag of rice for the orphans has eliminated hunger during lunch time. Our longstanding Uniform Scheme for OVCs education has produced three nurses, one tertiary graduate and another in her finals. Our thanks and appreciation go to all the various donors for their support.

I wish to assure you that all your various contributions are used for their intended purposes and strictly monitored by WPUK.

Hundreds of lives have been changed over the years especially this last trouble ridden one. Thank you WPUK.

Alieu Mansaray

Chair WPSL.

13 February 2021

Our Latest Newsletter – Autumn 2020

Posted by WPUK on Monday, November 16th, 2020

In our latest newsletter you will read about the ‘Cruel price of Rice’ and the latest about COVID-19 in Sierra Leone. Click here to read the latest copy.

News from Sierra Leone

Posted by WPUK on Sunday, July 19th, 2020


Waterloo is a planned iron-grid structured settlement founded in 1819 for ex African combatants disbanded from the Napoleonic Wars in Europe. Later ex-Africans slaves captives also settled there.

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Our Latest Newsletter – Jan 2020

Posted by WPUK on Saturday, January 11th, 2020

We have been working very hard with our partners in Waterloo, Sierra Leone. Please Click here to read all about our work in the latest newsletter.

AGM Notice

Posted by WPUK on Tuesday, September 10th, 2019

Come and hear about our work in Sierra Leone at this year’s AGM which will take place at 7.30pm on Thursday 26th September in the Lisbonian Room at St Edmund’s Church, Oxford Road, Waterloo. All welcome!

Please Click Here for Direction’s

Visit to Sierra Leone

Posted by WPUK on Sunday, May 5th, 2019

Did you enjoy the trip?

A visit to Sierra Leone – November 2018

To answer this question you need to have traveled with me – to experience the excitement of a very different culture, to feel the warmth of a tropical sun, to be greeted by friends with the widest of smiles, and to live in a hotel overlooking a beautiful beach with the sound of the forest to lull you to sleep. See my first picture for an idea.

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AGM 2018 Notice

Posted by WPUK on Saturday, July 21st, 2018

Our Annual General Meeting will be held on Thursday 27th September at 7.30pm  in Parish Room, St Edmund’s Church, Oxford road, Waterloo, L22 8QF.

Come along and hear about our work in Sierra Leone and how your donations have supported the community in Waterloo, Sierra Leone.

Visit to Sierra Leone

Posted by WPUK on Sunday, July 8th, 2018

On 26th November last year a group of Waterloo Partnership trustees set off on the first full annual visit to Waterloo Sierra Leone since the disastrous Ebola outbreak. The purpose of the visit was to spend time with the members of the Waterloo Partnership Sierra Leone committee, especially the Chairman Alieu Badara Mansaray and his wife Aminata; to view the sites of many of the previously completed projects; and to explore the local community’s views as to how we could best assist them in the future. One of the group kept a careful log of the visit and her account can be found by Clicking here. By clicking the images they will exapand.


Mrs Sue Kendall

Posted by WPUK on Thursday, January 25th, 2018

SueWaterloo Partnership UK would like to pay tribute to their recently deceased Chairperson, Sue Kendall.

Sue had a long association with Waterloo, Sierra Leone as a teacher and as a member, trustee and chairperson of Waterloo Partnership. She worked tirelessly and enthusiastically, with a great sense of humour, fairness and diligence. She always listened, discussed and acted with wisdom and warmth and was a good friend to all who worked with her.

As Chairperson, Sue’s professionalism and personality commanded respect and maintained stability, friendship and trust between ourselves and our partners in Sierra Leone.

Despite having many other commitments in her life, Sue never forgot the difficulties many others have. She wanted to do something to help the people of Waterloo, Sierra Leone and initially funded a well. That was just the beginning….. She maintained her devotion to others: giving her time, energy, friendship, cheerfulness and love.

We would like to offer Sue’s family our condolences at their loss and thank them for Sue’s  commitment to Waterloo Partnership. During her lifetime Sue touched many lives and, as a charity, we resolve to continue her altruism, love and dedication to the people of Sierra Leone.

Christmas Gift Scheme 2017

Posted by WPUK on Saturday, November 18th, 2017

We are pleased to announce that we have launched our Christmas Gift Scheme. You are able to buy gifts to help our work in Sierra Leone. The gifts range from £2.50 to £20 and can help with :

  • Seeds and Tools
  • Bridge Building and Repair
  • Education
  • Clean Water
  • Healthcare

Please click the link below to download a copy of the order form and make a big difference to the lives of people in Waterloo, Sierra Leone.

Christmas Gift Scheme Leaflet

News from Sierra Leone

Posted by WPUK on Friday, November 17th, 2017

We have been working hard with our partners at the Waterloo Partnership in Sierra Leone. Click below to read about the various health, education and infrastructure projects that we have been working on.

Click here to read our Newsletter

Message from Sierra Leone

Posted by WPUK on Sunday, October 8th, 2017

Our Chair in Sierra Leone, Mr Alieu Badara Mansaray sent the following message following our recent AGM. From Mr Mansaray’s letter it is heartening to hear of the impact of the Waterloo Partnership over the last 10 years. Many thanks to all our donors; past and present.

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AGM Notice – 28th September 2017

Posted by WPUK on Tuesday, September 26th, 2017

Please come and hear about our work in Sierra Leone at our AGM on Thursday 28th September at 7.30pm at St Edmund’s Parish Room, Oxford Road, Waterloo

New nursing student

Posted by WPUK on Tuesday, July 4th, 2017

This is Francess Kamara, a first year nursing student at Redeemers School of Nursing in her newly supplied uniform. Frances has been funded by the Partnership with funds raised through Sacred Heart Catholic College, Crosby. Well done, Francess, we look forward to hearing about your future!

Nurse Update!

Posted by WPUK on Wednesday, March 8th, 2017

Cynthia is in Waterloo. She has sat final state exams and is awaiting her results. If she succeeds she will attend a matriculation ceremony and will be given her license to practice her career.

Betty is in her second year and is now attached to a special unit where she will be exposed to sight savers, dental, physical disability ,chest,ENT, and mental health. This will last about three months. This will be followed by more lectures and other activities.

Frances is pursuing her preliminary introductory course which will be followed by exams between June and July. If she goes through she will have to switch over to the School of Nursing where Betty is attached. The reason is that COMMAHS will terminate the SECHN course and she can only continue her first year at Redeemer School of Nursing.

Ebola Care Givers

Posted by WPUK on Wednesday, March 8th, 2017

Our sponsorship of the 45 Ebola care givers has continued. The care givers who provide support and care for children orphaned by the Ebola Crisis in 2015 are pictured receiving their latest micro-finance payments from the Partnership.


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Letter of thanks : Crosby URC

Posted by WPUK on Sunday, January 1st, 2017

Following the most successful Christmas Praise Proms Concert which raised £300 for the Waterloo Partnership, we received this lovely letter from Mr. Artey Williams. Thank you Artey for organising such a wonderful occasion.

Click here to see the letter from Crosby United Reformed Church.

Christmas Concert in aid of Waterloo Partnership

Posted by WPUK on Saturday, December 3rd, 2016

Please come along and support The Christmas and Praise Proms at Crosby United Reformed Church on Sunday 11th of December at 3pm. There is no charge but you will be able to make a donation. All proceeds will kindly be donated to our work in Sierra Leone.


Christmas Gift Scheme and Latest Newsletter

Posted by WPUK on Thursday, November 17th, 2016

Our Christmas Gift Scheme makes a real difference to their lives of the community of Waterloo, Sierra Leone. You will be able to purchase gifts for a friend or loved one. You can choose from : Care for Orphans, Farming, Education, Health and Clean Water.

Click Here to access information and an order form to purchase gifts that last a lifetime.


Click here to access the latest Newsletter from the Waterloo Partnership.

LFC Kits sent to Sierra Leone

Posted by WPUK on Wednesday, November 16th, 2016

When we knew that the Chair of the Waterloo Partnership Sierra Leone was coming over to England we approached Liverpool Football Club to see if they would kindly donate any items for the people of Waterloo Sierra Leone.

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Citizen Foundation Awards for Schools

Posted by WPUK on Thursday, November 10th, 2016

On Tuesday 25th October 2016, members of Waterloo Partnership were delighted to attend the Roscoe Lecture, at St George’s Hall Liverpool, where representatives from the 38 schools, who contributed to the Ebola emergency fund, were awarded Good Citizenship certificates. Click Here to learn more.

Waterloo Partnership AGM, 15 Sept 2016

Posted by WPUK on Sunday, October 30th, 2016

During the last year the Partnership has been working to ensure that current projects and those that have occurred as a result of the Ebola Crisis have been funded and effectivley monitored. Click here to see a list of the projects funded for Education, Farming, Infrastructure and the Ebola Crisis.

The images below some of the Ebola Orphans before and after being kitted out for their respective schools.

Welcome Mr. Alieu Badara Mansaray

Posted by WPUK on Friday, October 21st, 2016

This week the Waterloo Partnership have been hosting our Chair from Sierra Leone. Mr Mansaray has been vital in the operation of the charity since its creation. He was also instrumental in helping the Partnership in delivering aid to the community in Waterloo during the Ebola Crisis. Mr Mansaray is also responsible for the ongoing support of those children orphaned by Ebola who are looked after by the Partnership.

Life after Ebola

Posted by WPUK on Sunday, September 18th, 2016

We have been pretty quiet on the website recently but there has been lots going on in the background so we would like to update you to all that has been happening…..

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Fundraising Update – August 2016

Posted by WPUK on Sunday, September 18th, 2016

The Waterloo Partnership has been fortunate to have had two generous donations following inspiring musical events held in April and May 2016.

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Food Distribution – August 2016

Posted by WPUK on Sunday, September 18th, 2016

Here is a short message that we have received from the Waterloo Partnership, Sierra Leone:

We have just completed the distribution of food items to the orphans at Benguema and Monkey Bush.

As usual there was a lot of excitement and happiness during the supplies.The distribution was timely as it coincided with the heavy rains and height of the hungry season.

Christmas Gifts for Waterloo

Posted by WPUK on Sunday, September 18th, 2016


The seasonal Waterloo Partnership appeals had a particular urgency this Christmas. The Ebola epidemic in Sierra Leone had left worsening poverty and deprivation in its wake, and we had discovered that the number of Ebola orphans needing our help was far greater than we had appreciated. To make matters worse, torrential flooding in  September swept away possessions, food supplies and newly planted crops; including the ground nuts we had provided as a means of livelihood for the Ebola orphans’ foster parents.

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AGM Notice : 15 Sept 2016

Posted by WPUK on Monday, July 25th, 2016

We are pleased to confirm that this year’s AGM will take place at 7.30 pm on Thursday 15th September in the Parish Room of St Edmund’s Church, 62 Oxford Road, Waterloo L22 8QF. All are welcome.