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    Weʼve raised £843 to provide access to appropriate healthcare for children and adults who suffer from Albinism in Atakpamé, Togo.

    Hurstpierpoint, Hassocks, UK
    Funded on Monday, 24th September 2018

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    In August 2018, I will attempt to complete the national "3 Peaks Challenge" in order to fundraise for an amazing group of people that I met whilst volunteering in Togo - The Atakpamé Centre for Persons with Albinism (Cas Social Albinos Enfants Adultes)

    Albinism is a genetic condition which causes a lack of pigment in the skin, hair and eyes. Skin and eyes become extremely sensitive to sunlight, resulting in very poor vision and high exposure to skin cancer for people who suffer from it. Albinos in Togo not only suffer health problems, but also huge problems of discrimination because of their white skin. Myths connecting Albinism with witchcraft are the source of much marginalisation of Albinos in many African countries including Togo. As a result, kids with albinism often have a tough time at school and their education is affected whilst young adults struggle to find employment because of their condition.

    Any money raised will go towards providing appropriate healthcare products such as suncream, hats, sunglasses and access to a dermatologist and an ophthalmologist for the 215 members of the centre. This will make daily life much easier for the people who suffer from this disease.

    For more info and photos of the beneficiaries, visit: https://www.facebook.com/threepeaksforatakpamealbinos/

    Please donate generously!

    Many thanks,

    Tim

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    • Tim Hyman4 months ago
      Tim Hyman

      Tim Hyman

      4 months ago

      3 Peaks Complete! With a time of 23hrs 40mins, I got down to the bottom of Mt. Snowdon with some very sore knees... We were up and down Ben Nevis, the tallest of the three, in 4hrs 10mins, what a breeze. Scafell Pike proved more difficult. Closed roads, an ascent in the pitch black and some sideways rain did some damage to our time, but we were up and down in 4hrs 50mins nonetheless. Final Stop: Snowdon. Only 4 hours left - this had to be a quick one. Thankfully we just about did enough to get the sub-24hr time we were after!

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    • Tim Hyman6 months ago
      Tim Hyman

      Tim Hyman

      6 months ago

      Young Members of the Atakpamé Albino Centre celebrating International Albinism Awareness Day. Very excited to complete the National Three Peaks Challenge in August in support of this strong, resilient group of people.

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    Page last updated on: 9/4/2018 7:25 PM

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    27

    • Natalie Cheung

      Natalie Cheung

      Sep 4, 2018

      Great cause xx

      £20.00

    • Wendy Nielsen

      Wendy Nielsen

      Aug 30, 2018

      £100.00

    • Emily May

      Emily May

      Aug 29, 2018

      Well done!!!

      £15.00

    • Benjamin Melville

      Benjamin Melville

      Aug 28, 2018

      Amazing stuff Tim. Proud of you man! I know Mawussi and everyone at the centre will be so appreciative! <3

      £20.00

    • Olly

      Olly

      Aug 26, 2018

      Thank ye for a cracking time Tim. Next we must find a bigger stream to wade and a smaller hill to climb.

      £30.00

    • Fiona Howard

      Fiona Howard

      Aug 26, 2018

      Well done Tim, you all look completely shattered in the photo, I hope it was fun ! Can't wait to hear all about the trip. Much love Fi x

      £30.00

    • Annie Bolgar-Smith

      Annie Bolgar-Smith

      Aug 25, 2018

      Massive Congrats Tim!! Amazing achievement xx

      £20.00

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    Tim Hyman

    Tim Hyman

    Hurstpierpoint, Hassocks, UK

    My name is Tim Hyman and last year I volunteered with Y Care International in Atakpamé, Togo as part of International Citizens Service. Having worked at the Albino Centre during my time there, they inspired me to want to help their cause.

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