Cheshire Services is celebrating 50 years in Ethiopia this year, a remarkable feat given the upheavals the country has known in that period.
It is Ethiopia’s oldest international NGO
It has set up rehabilitation centres and services nationwide, as well as an ambitious outreach programme.
These help thousands of people, mainly young people who have contracted polio or noma, a disease that disfigures faces.
Every November the 148-strong staff organise a sponsored walk to raise precious funds for their work.
The 38th walk from their flagship venue, the Menagesha Rehabilitation Centre, is situated in the picturesque mountains outside of the capital Addis Ababa. It has 90 beds to host up to 70 residential children for a maximum period of six months.