Newsletters

  • Newsletter March 2022
    Our renovations have continued from the bar’s new lounge area, to a revamped restaurant! With a brand new roof that has been extended to shelter more tables, it soars into the sky and lets in so much light….and the monkeys … Read more
  • Newsletter December 2021
    A Volunteer Community Project in Malawi December 2021 NewsletterWe have happily been fully reopened since our last newsletter in August. The lodge and projects have been lively and we are thankful to be back to work! We have organised barbecues … Read more
  • Newsletter August 2021
    A Volunteer Community Project in Malawi Re-opening after Covid-19 March – August 2021By the Butterfly Crew; Josie, Alice, Holly, Stefan and Imogen!One year on from our last newsletter which announced our temporary closure, we are pleased to announce we have survived this … Read more
  • Newsletter May 2020
    A Volunteer Community Project in Malawi         A changing situation:           Covid-19 May 2020By Butterfly As many of you may have seen on our social media pages we unfortunately had to temporarily close Butterfly … Read more
  • Newsletter November 2019
    A Volunteer Community Project in Malawi A busy year at Butterfly…November 2019By Josie Redmonds Hello to everybody from a sunny and hot Butterfly Space…summer is well and truly upon us and we’re excited to update you on what we’ve been … Read more
  • Newsletter December 2018
    A Volunteer Community Project in Malawi A look back over our year December 2018 By Josie Redmonds I can’t believe we have come to the end of 2018 already and this is the first newsletter we have managed to upload, not … Read more
  • Newsletter April 2017
    A Volunteer Community Project in Malawi Quarterly Newsletter April 2017 By: Josie Redmonds Welcome to another packed newsletter from Butterfly Space.  All the projects are going from strength to strength at the moment, it’s a really exciting time.  If you … Read more
  • Newsletter December 2016
    A Volunteer Community Project in Malawi Quarterly Newsletter December 2016 By Alice Leaper I can only start with apologise to all the people who support, fundraise, pray and care for all the work we do out here in Malawi.  Having … Read more
  • Newsletter December 2015
    A Volunteer Community Project in Malawi Quarterly Newsletter December 2015 By Josie Redmonds Sorry for the delay in this latest newsletter but as we get more and more busy on the ground then there seems to be less and less time to … Read more
  • Newsletter August 2015
    Newsletter August 2015 By Alice Leaper Hi Everyone, I am writing this newsletter from England and after not being here for three years I have settled in just fine despite the rainy day I am writing from. I have loved … Read more
  • Newsletter May 2015
     Newsletter May 2015 By Josie Redmends Hi Everyone, Welcome to May’s Newsletter from Butterfly Space! We’ve had a busy few months and in this newsletter you’ll be hearing about the following; Our work with Engineers without Borders from UK and Mzuzu based … Read more
  • Newsletter February 2015
    Newsletter February 2015 By Alice Leaper Hi Everyone, 2015 seems to be the year for me! I have learnt so much from Malawi over the years and I finally feel like the lessons have paid off. Things are running smoothly and … Read more
  • Newsletter November 2014
     Newsletter November 2014 By Josie Redmonds Arriving back from Brazil into a full house of volunteers, I felt like a bit of a spectator for a while longer. I always play on it for a few days and pretend to be … Read more
  • July 2014 Newsletter
    July 2014 Newsletter By Alice Leaper I am getting worse and worse at keeping you all updated, but by no means is it because there is nothing to write about. It is now July and it is busier than ever.  … Read more
  • December newsletter 2013
    December newsletter by Josie Redmonds Even though i’d been away from Butterfly for over three months it had never been far from my thoughts. While in Huddersfield we held a brilliant fundraiser in collaboration with the Caribbean Centre in Huddersfield … Read more
  • August 2013 Newsletter
    By Alice Leaper. To be back in Malawi was less of a shock than England was, when it was the first time going back in three years. We came back feeling refreshed and remembering that this is the place I … Read more
  • June 2013 Newsletter
    Newsletter June 13 To be back in Malawi was less of a shock than England was, when it was the first time going back in three years. We came back feeling refreshed and remembering that this is the place I … Read more
  • Feburary 2013 Newsletter
    By Josie Redmonds Christmas seems such a long time ago now, with Alice and her family arriving back in February and the Permaculture course keeping me busy, already we are in April and I am nearing my time to go … Read more
  • November 2012 Newsletter
    By Josie Redmonds Arriving back into a full lodge after time away is always quite shocking, and it was no different this time when I returned in August, it was packed.  I always feel like pretending to be a guest … Read more
  • August 2012 Newsletter
    By Alice Leaper   I am writing this newsletter from a very different place to our lakeside paradise.  I have come back to England for the first time in three years and of course am already missing everything and everyone, although … Read more
  • May 2012 Newsletter
    By Josie Redmonds March started with a whirl of activity related to our first Permaculture Design Course held here at Butterfly Space.  In total we had 24 people attending the course daily, with seventeen of them staying on site at … Read more
  • February 2012 Newsletter
    By Alice Leaper   I can’t start this newsletter without mentioning, praising, thanking, admiring our new best friends Jen and Jeff.  They came in October and just left at the end of February.  They were the first to help out … Read more