Campaign launched to repatriate popular Aylesbury Nurse to family in Uganda

The family of a nurse are fundraising to bring their beloved son back to Uganda.

By Thomas Bamford
Friday, 17th July 2020, 9:32 am
Updated Friday, 17th July 2020, 9:34 am
George Ziwa
George Ziwa

George Ziwa, loved by many sadly passed away in March.

His family are now looking to repatriate his body back to Uganda to allow the family to grieve properly.

George Ziwa was born on 28th June 1973 in Kampala, Uganda to Mrs Emma Namuli and the late George William Ziwa.

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He was originally schooled in Uganda, at Namilyango College and in Keyna, before moving to England where he wanted to become a State Registered Nurse.

George studied Nursing at Luton and Dunstable Hospital and began his specialisation in mental health treatment.

Upon qualifying, George worked at the Whiteleaf Mental Health Centre in Aylesbury as a State Registered Nurse.

George lived in Buckingham until his death.

The family said: "George was a loving, caring and generous person and he was always eager to help.

"Whenever he went to Uganda on vacation, he often met the young homeless street-children to whom he bought food and drinks.

"George always carried his pink Bible which his sister Linda had offered to him and he fondly referred to himself as a soldier of Christ.

"He was a man of god, and was part of the congregation at Buckingham Evangelical Church.

"In his youth, George had joined the Boys Scouts and he took great joy in all their activities while also treasuring the strong friendships that he built with his fellow scouts."

"May his soul rest in peace", the statement added.

George passed away suddenly at the beginning of March 2020.

He is survived by his two children, his mother and his siblings and he will be sadly missed by his family and numerous friends.

The family need to raise £8,000 to get his body home, and are currently up to £4,500.