Event: andrea warwick's fundraising
£510.00 raised of £1,000.00 target
£510.00 raised so far
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I am privileged to be going to rural Ghana at the beginning of November with a team for the charity Operation Hernia. We will be operating on people with large hernias whose lives are debilitated by this easily treatable condition. I want to ask you to support this project, because with a small amount of money we can make a massive difference.
Having a hernia repaired in Africa is rare due to profound poverty, lack of medical resources and limited access to health professionals. As a result hernias accumulate over the years both in number and more importantly size. In Ghana, if a person is unable to work due to a hernia, no income comes into the family resulting in a cycle of further poverty and deprivation.
In rural Africa, it has been estimated that less than 1 in 5 inguinal hernias requiring surgery actually receive an operation. Patients with neglected hernias that strangulate may not even reach a hospital, and die needlessly. In rural areas previously fit young people die because simple surgical services are unaffordable.
Basic surgical services are not available and there is no possibility that Governments will be able to provide such facilities in the near future, therefore Operation Hernia have set up programs to treat people.
Speaking to people who have been to Ghana previously the difference that is made to peoples lives is amazing and very humbling. If you are able to donate, I would really appreciate it...the money goes directly to Operation Hernia.
Have a look at the website for more details.... www.operationhernia.org.uk
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Charity Registration No. 1138936
Operation Hernia is an independent not-for-profit organization that provides professional and educational opportunities to surgeons and surgical trainees in the repair of long-standing groin hernias at rural hospitals in West Africa. Thousands of hernia sufferers have received life-saving surgery.
Great stuff Andrea! Good luck with the trip - I hope it goes really well and proves to be truly memorable xo
Donation by Jennifer Jamieson on 28/10/10
Have an amazing time and best wishes! You'll make a huge impact and will be remembered for a long time to come. Cheers!
Donation by Steve Tanti on 23/10/10
Hope you have a successful few operating sessions out there!
Donation by Sayed on 20/10/10
Best of luck!
Donation by Ghaleb on 19/10/10
Save the groin, save the world...
Donation by Sarah Blyth on 17/10/10
Good luck and hope you have a really successful trip. I am very proud of you.
Donation by Marisa Warwick on 17/10/10
+ £5.64 Gift Aid
Donation by Charlotte Thomas on 17/10/10
+ £5.64 Gift Aid
Donation by david haigh on 17/10/10
- * Online donations£510.00
- Offline donations£0.00
- Text donations£0.00
- Total raised£510.00
- Gift Aid£45.13
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