Who we are

About CMS

CMS UK is a Christian organisation that raises funds to house, feed and educate orphans in Eswatini, South Africa.

Eswatini has the highest prevalence of HIV AIDS in the world and the average age of the population is now only 18 years, with 70% living under the poverty line. Swaziland has become a country of orphans and vulnerable children.

We believe that children need to grow up in a community, not an institutionalised orphanage. They need love, spiritual guidance, education, healthcare and a home with a family unit.

CMS provide all of this for the vulnerable children of Eswatini. Each child is placed into a family unit of 6-8 children, cared for by a house Aunty. In 2006, CMS bought Bulembu, a disused mining town in Northern Eswatini, and since then we have converted derelict buildings into homes, schools, clinics and businesses. In short, we have built a town to care for orphans and vulnerable children. We also run Hawane farm, providing life skills for young people and a range of other projects based in rural communities of Swaziland.

Our aim is to give these children the best possible education, equipping them to become Christian leaders in their country. Our vision is that the children who come through CMS care, will grow up to help Eswatini overcome the HIV epidemic that has decimated the population.

Core Values

We are a Christian organisation and our values are Christ centred.
Faith, hope and love are at the centre of everything we do.

Our Board

Simon Howard

Simon Howard

CEO, CMS-UK

Tony Barwell

Tony Barwell

Board Member

Richard Floy

Board Member

Lloyd Cheshire

Board Member

Mark Dowding

Mark Dowding

Board Member

Ralph Turner

Board Member

Our Staff

Sue Tyrrell

Admin and Finance Manager

Juanita Hughes

Fund-raising and events manager

Graham Brewer

Graham Brewer

Mission Impact Coordinator

Samantha Hornsby

Grants manager