Weʼre raising £3,000 to provide access to appropriate healthcare for children and adults who suffer from Albinism in Atakpamé, Togo.
- Hurstpierpoint, Hassocks, UK
- 5 days to go
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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/
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Tim Hyman2 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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Aug 18, 2018
Best of luck with your 3 peaks challenge
Aug 17, 2018
Aug 16, 2018
Such a great cause Tim, well done. Good luck climbing the three peaks, all the best! Jamie
Jul 31, 2018
Jul 17, 2018
A tenner for every summit! Have a great trip, all the best, Simon xx
May 14, 2018
Uncle Simon and Auntie Claire
May 8, 2018
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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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