£350raised of £2,000 target by 9 supporters

Weʼre raising £2,000 to Fund a sports massage course for athletes in Sierra Leone.

Freetown, Sierra Leone
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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.

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    • 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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