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60 FOR 60’ Sierra Leone Appeal : RCGP and VSO - family medicine at the heart of global health

As part of our 60th anniversary celebrations, the RCGP has launched its first ever international appeal. Every pound donated - be it £1 or £1m! - will make a real difference and help us effect lasting change.

Our ambition is to leave a legacy which empowers health workers in sub-Saharan Africa to deliver and teach effective primary care in their own communities.

We want to improve maternal and child health mortality rates through the provision of sustainable, community-based health promotion and training programmes.

Initial focus of our efforts is Sierra Leone, a country which is still recovering from a brutal 10-year civil war and whose health indicators are among the poorest in the world.

£60,000 will see the project run for two years, bringing improved healthcare and long-lasting skills to tens of thousands of people. If you think £60,000 sounds a lot, consider that we could reach this in a day if each of our 46,000 members gave just £1.30 - that's the equivalent of half a cup of coffee or a bottle of fruit juice during our working day.

Our first milestone is just £30,000 by March 2013. This enables us to launch the project and send the first team of volunteer GPs to Sierra Leone.  Every pound matters - there is no minimum or maximum donation!

Working with VSO our project takes a high-impact approach which brings people together to share skills, build capabilities, promote international understanding - changing lives to make the world a fairer place for all.

Any funds raised surplus to project needs will be put towards other RCGP International work in sub-Saharan Africa.

Updates 11

We've reached our target! Thank you so much to everyone who has donated - your support will help bring positive health outcomes to thousands of people in Sierra Leone. This vital project has only been made possible because of your generosity. We are inspired!

24/07/13 11:03

The GP placements will be based at the Makeni Regional Hospital 85 miles east of Freetown. Thanks to your generosity, the College is helping to bring about lasting changes to the lives of thousands of people in Sierra Leone. It inspires us to know that we have your support.

04/07/13 10:38

Our project continues to gain momentum and our call for volunteers is open until the end of July – get in touch if you want to know more! Huge thanks to RCGP Midland and South London faculties for their very generous donations!

04/07/13 10:35

We're so close to our target now! Many, many thanks to everyone for their generous support. We are seeking volunteer GPs for the in-country placements - get in touch for more information! Email international@rcgp.org.uk

31/05/13 15:08

Huge thank you to Leicester Faculty for the very generous donation of funds raised at their 60th Anniversary Ball! Brilliant support and a great evening!

25/04/13 15:06

Raising money for

Royal College of General Practitioners

Royal College of General Practitioners

Charity Registration No. 223106

The Royal College of General Practitioners is committed to improving patient care, clinical standards and GP training in the UK and internationally. Our vision is a world where excellent person centred care in general practice is at the heart of healthcare.

Donations 492

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Donation by Anonymous on 12/03/14

£10.00

+ £2.50 Gift Aid

Donation by RCGP Scotland on 24/01/14

Sponsorship money from SE Wales Faculty's sponsored Coastal Walk

Donation by DR CATHERINE SLOAN on 10/01/14

£30.00

+ £7.50 Gift Aid

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Donation by Anonymous on 09/10/13

£5.00

+ £1.25 Gift Aid

Donation by Anonymous on 06/10/13

£5.00

+ £1.25 Gift Aid

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Donation by Katie Gallacher on 30/07/13

£10.00

+ £2.50 Gift Aid

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Donation by Anonymous on 29/07/13

£1.00

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Donation by Anonymous on 29/07/13

£5.00

Donation by Jessica Mott on 29/07/13

£20.00

It's great for UK Doctors to demonstrate practical and financial support for Sierra Leone, a very poor third world country. This should be made known to the media.

Donation by Dr Tom Lee on 26/07/13

£25.00

Well done! Very proud to be a part of this college. :)

Donation by Dr Hadia Aslam on 22/07/13

£30.00

+ £7.50 Gift Aid

text donation

Donation by Anonymous on 17/07/13

£10.00

Donation by Anonymous on 16/07/13

Donation by Anonymous on 15/07/13

£10.00

+ £2.50 Gift Aid

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Donation by Anonymous on 12/07/13

£10.00

+ £2.50 Gift Aid

Donation by Anonymous on 12/07/13

£50.00

+ £12.50 Gift Aid

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Donation by Anonymous on 30/06/13

£3.00

+ £0.75 Gift Aid

Excellent initiative, all contributing little we can build a better world.

Donation by Quaresma dos Ramos on 28/06/13

£20.00

+ £5.00 Gift Aid

Donation by Anonymous on 28/05/13

10,00 €

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Keep up the good work

Donation by Bernie Corrigan on 21/05/13

£20.00

+ £5.00 Gift Aid

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Donation by nicholas sharvill on 20/05/13

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Donation by Annette Stiggelbout on 13/05/13

£5.00

+ £1.25 Gift Aid

Donation by Liz Jacks on 10/05/13

£20.00

+ £5.00 Gift Aid

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Good luck with this worthwhile appeal.

Donation by Stella Anderson on 03/05/13

£50.00

+ £12.50 Gift Aid

Donation by Pamela Wortley on 28/04/13

£20.00

+ £5.00 Gift Aid

Donation summary

  • * Online donations£17,688.10
  • Offline donations£41,242.00
  • Text donations£1,755.00
  • Total raised£60,685.10
  • Gift Aid£4,505.75

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