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£1,551raised of £2,000 target by 65 supporters

    Weʼve raised £1,551 to join a team in Ghana to work in deeply under-resourced the hospitals in March 2017, supporting young families against HIV & Malaria.

    London, United Kingdom
    Funded on Tuesday, 13th December 2016

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    As a proud member of the NHS it is sometimes disheartening to open a newspaper or switch on the TV under the media storm of the fiscal issues facing us in the health system. But I encourage you to think about the reason we were formed on the first place, “good healthcare available to all” so how lucky are we really?

    Ghana is currently working towards achievement of the Millennium Development Goals and despite declaring maternal mortality a national emergency in 2008, still in 2015, an estimated 2800 women in Ghana died during childbirth. However, this is not the complete picture because deaths that take place outside of health facilities, especially in rural areas, are sometimes not recorded. Patients often travel long distances for antenatal care visits and are frequently giving birth outside of health facilities with no assistance from a trained health provider.

    This is where I ask for your help, in March 2017 I plan to join a team of students in Ghana, Working in Takoradi in deeply under-resourced the hospitals to help the reduction in the prevalence of HIV, malaria and other diseases with extra focus being placed on groups that are most at risk. The Malaria Control Programme also needs to be strengthened in order to accommodate increasing net use by mothers and infants.

    In order to carry out this vital work in Ghana, I need to raise funds for:
    • Visa
    • Vaccinations
    • Malaria prophylaxis
    • Travel and indemnity insurance
    • Importantly any medical supplies or donations for the hospitals.
    • All of our partner hospitals are under resourced. Please help them. I can take supplies across with me and help fill any gaps the hospital has.

    I wish for the chance to make a real difference to people lives, enhance my love for the NHS but also remove me from the NHS comfort zone we are so lucky to be in. I hope I am given the opportunity to enrich my development by opening my eyes to new points of view, priorities, clinical skills and make me a better nurse.



    • Claire Haddon1 year ago
      Claire Haddon

      Claire Haddon

      1 year ago
      Update from the Page owner

      Thank you so so much!!! You are all amazing humans! I am so touch by everyone generosity both with donations so but the overwhelming support for me personally. It means the world to me that you understand how close to my heart these causes are. On top of this amazing amount I also made £530 in cake sales and also a furtherange £240 in raffle tickets TOTAL £2321!!! Mind blowing.

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    • Claire Haddon2 years ago
      Claire Haddon

      Claire Haddon

      2 years ago

      Another amazing Thank you for your continued support in my fundraising. I am still selling raffle tickets for amazing prizes! My little raffle ticket fairy's my Mum, Mother in law and Sue Large all have tickets you can purchase. or you can DM me.

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    Page last updated on: 12/13/2016 7:25 PM



    • Sarah Wentz

      Sarah Wentz

      Dec 13, 2016

      Merry Christmas to both of you x


    • Robert Thomson

      Robert Thomson

      Dec 13, 2016

      I'd've ordered some cupcakes, but getting them over to me might have been more hasale than it's worth.Anyway Merry Christmas and good luck!


    • Fiona Landeman

      Fiona Landeman

      Dec 12, 2016

      All the best Claire xxx


    • Amy Maddocks

      Amy Maddocks

      Dec 12, 2016

      Good luck Claire 😙 xxx


    • Iain MacLeod

      Iain MacLeod

      Dec 12, 2016

      I expect to see a Ghanaian Sister Act tribute. Love you Haddon.x


    • Victoria Bannerman

      Victoria Bannerman

      Dec 12, 2016

      Good luck.


    • Anonymous


      Dec 12, 2016

      Best of luck Claire. Linda and Luke


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    Claire Haddon

    Claire Haddon

    London, United Kingdom

    I have been fortunate enough to work in fantastic departments witnessing life come into this world followed by 2 years in Oncology services, having the privileged of supporting end of life care. During this time I have developed a special love for women’s health.

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