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£440raised of £2,000 target by 13 supporters

    Weʼve raised £440 to Fund a sports massage course for athletes in Sierra Leone.

    Freetown, Sierra Leone
    Funded on Thursday, 23rd March 2017

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    This crowd funding will enable a training course in basic sports massage for coaches and athletes in Freetown, Sierra Leone.

    I am a Masters Sprinter and am in Sierra Leone with my husband who is a paediatrician working here. For the past few months I have had the unique experience of training with and getting to know athletes and coaches in Freetown.

    Athletics is very popular here however there is no medical support, physiotherapy or sports massage available. Many athletes give up the sport due to injury and poor management of injury.

    My aim is to train a core group of committed coaches and some of the senior athletes in a basic understanding of how to treat common injuries.

    In order to do this I need to fund a physiotherapist or sports massage therapist to give a training course. The funds will be used to fund that plus a venue and basic equipment. If we raise enough we may be able to purchase one or two massage tables (but that would be a luxury.)

    If you would like to donate kit that would also be really useful, especially spikes. PM me for my UK address to send to.



    • AVERIL MCCLELLAND1 year ago


      1 year ago

      Thankyou everyone who has donated so far! The 26 th January edition of athletics weekly has printed the article I wrote about Sierra Leone athletics post Ebola and hopefully this will generate more support . The athletes here are very excited about the course which I hope to deliver in September . Funds permitting !

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    Page last updated on: 3/13/2017 2:50 PM



    • Pat Carvill

      Pat Carvill

      Mar 13, 2017

      Keep up the good work AverilMike and Pat x


    • Peter Nightingale

      Peter Nightingale

      Feb 19, 2017

      Well done Ave, looks to be great work you are doing!


    • Ali Miller

      Ali Miller

      Jan 30, 2017


    • James Gibson

      James Gibson

      Jan 30, 2017

      Great idea!


    • Sandy Gibson

      Sandy Gibson

      Jan 14, 2017

      Super idea; good luck with he project.


    • Jane Bass

      Jane Bass

      Jan 13, 2017

      Good luck Averil. Hope you reach your target for this good cause. Jane


    • Sioban & Jerry WRAY

      Sioban & Jerry WRAY

      Jan 11, 2017

      Great initiative Averil, and best of luck in getting Sierra Leone up and running!


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