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.
- 1 year ago
AVERIL MCCLELLAND1 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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Mar 13, 2017
Keep up the good work AverilMike and Pat x
Feb 19, 2017
Well done Ave, looks to be great work you are doing!
Jan 30, 2017
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Jan 14, 2017
Super idea; good luck with he project.
Jan 13, 2017
Good luck Averil. Hope you reach your target for this good cause. Jane
Sioban & Jerry WRAY
Jan 11, 2017
Great initiative Averil, and best of luck in getting Sierra Leone up and running!
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