Sheila Windridge


Edirisa UK Charitable Trust
Edirisa UK was founded by Sheila Windridge in 2005 to support a small community in South Western Uganda. We are working to improve the living conditions of the local people, focusing on education, health and sanitation, the provision of clean water and sustainable enterprise. We began by funding a primary school on the shores of Lake Bunyonyi and have extended our activities to include building and running 4 nursery schools, renovating 5 primary schools, establishing a special needs education centre where 70 children board, installing over 50 water harvesting tanks in the community and are building a clinic on Bwama Island at Lake Bunyonyi. Through our volunteer programme we run workshops in the primary schools and nurseries, supporting the teachers and improving the learning environment. Volunteers also take part in community focus groups and a variety of other activities. We support sustainable projects for local communities, craft making, bee-keeping, vegetable gardens and orchards as we believe in a “hand up” not a “hand out”.

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Bwama Island Health Clinic Staff Houses

Sheila Windridge

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I'm on the road again. On Wednesday 22nd February I fly to Sri Lanka to undertake a 500km cycle ride through the central and southern part of the country. I'm raising funds for much-needed staff houses at the Edirisa UK Health Clinic in southwest Uganda. I have fully funded the ride myself so all donations go directly to Edirisa UK for the houses. 

Since it opened in 2012, the clinic has made a big impact on the local community. It is totally free of charge and is the major primary care provider in the area. In the year ended 30th June 2016 there were 41,906 patients treated, 115 babies delivered and 820 dental patients seen. It has become a vital facility.

As there is no housing for staff at the clinic it is difficult to provide medical services out of hours. Some staff are sleeping on the floor of the recently completed overnight ward, which cannot open until staff houses are built.

I've already raised £13,000 but we need £30,000. This is a huge challenge but we are positive! 

If we don't raise the full amount we will build what we can. The more money we raise the more houses we can build. Any extra we raise will enable us to put in solar panels. So every contribution, however small, will improve the situation at the clinic.

Read more about this project in my recent blog and find more information on the clinic and our partnership with the University of Lubjlana on our website

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Recent donors

18.03.17 Well done!!

17.03.17 I hear it was great fun and eventful! Hope to catch up soon. Love, Lois & Martyn

07.03.17 Well done on the ride. Can't wait to hear all about it.

02.03.17 With much love and thanks for the beautiful book I am looking forward to starting it this weekend and we are hoping it brings us luck when we go to Iceland next week thank you so very much - Marc and Sarah xxx


27.02.17 Well done Sheila! From Zoe and Andy xx

26.02.17 Good luck Sheila, you can do it!! Love the Hill family x

23.02.17 Best of luck Sheila. So grateful for the partnership over the years, the wonderful people at Edirisa's many projects who do incredible work, and all that you've done for our students.


23.02.17 Good luck with your fundraising efforts, Sheila.

22.02.17 May the wind be behind you Sheila. Good luck.

22.02.17 Good Luck with the Bike ride david spitz

22.02.17 Super good luck Sheila and can't wait to hear all about it on your return! Love Anna x

21.02.17 Enjoy your trip and I hope you make your target


21.02.17 Happy cycling and I hope the beautiful views keep your spirits high!

21.02.17 Great cause - clinic is amazing. Well done!


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