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Weʼre raising £3,000 to provide access to appropriate healthcare for children and adults who suffer from Albinism in Atakpamé, Togo.

Hurstpierpoint, Hassocks, UK
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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 Hyman2 months ago
    Tim Hyman

    Tim Hyman

    2 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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16

  • Sally Fox

    Sally Fox

    Aug 18, 2018

    Best of luck with your 3 peaks challenge

    £10.00

  • Grainne

    Grainne

    Aug 17, 2018

    Good luck!

    £30.00

  • Jamie Rocca

    Jamie Rocca

    Aug 16, 2018

    Such a great cause Tim, well done. Good luck climbing the three peaks, all the best! Jamie

    £20.00

  • Ro

    Ro

    Jul 31, 2018

    g'luck timbo!

    £13.62

  • Simon Wolf

    Simon Wolf

    Jul 17, 2018

    A tenner for every summit! Have a great trip, all the best, Simon xx

    £30.00

  • Chloe BASU

    Chloe BASU

    May 14, 2018

    Good luck!

    £5.00

  • Uncle Simon and Auntie Claire

    Uncle Simon and Auntie Claire

    May 8, 2018

    £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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