Weʼre raising £1,200 to Help fund equipment for a new hospital in Sachibondu, Zambia.
- Sachibondu, Zambia
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Sachibondu is a small village in Zambia. Their rural health clinic has been serving thousands of people for over 40 years. Many people cross over the border of Congo travelling 8-10 hours to reach the clinic. This clinic is now being rebuilt and will be able to gain hospital status which is wonderful news for the surrounding communities. There are plans to have a theatre where various surgeries can be carried out. Up until now patients have to be sent onto other hospitals which is always a long and bumpy ride as the clinic has not had the means to treat them. With hospital status, patients will be looked after and treated right there and it will change thousands of lives. The hospital build is nearly finished but they don't have any equipment to put in it yet! They desperately need the finances for new beds, hospital furniture, theatre equipment and in particular a new standing weighing scale is needed as well as a large angle poised spotlight lamp for the maternity ward. I hope to help with this through my running!
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Oct 19, 2018
Wishing you all the best with the run, ChrisMy wife and I visited Sach last year, and we are aware of the great need.Your fundraising will provide great help to may people.
Oct 18, 2018
Visited Mwinilunga recently and were given a tour round the hospital by our old friends, Ann and Brian Bentley. Very impressed by the buildings and the enthusiasm of all concerned.
Oct 15, 2018
Good luck with the marathon and hope you meet your target.
Oct 14, 2018
Good luck Chris x
Oct 13, 2018
For the second half when you'll pick the pace up
Oct 13, 2018
For the first half (the easy bit!) Good luck you’ll smash it!
Oct 13, 2018
Good on you. Hope you reach your target
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I have taken up running in the last year, I love a challenge and completed my 1st half marathon last September. I'm now going one step further and taking on 26 miles by running the Abingdon marathon on 21st October 2018. I also plans to do a 100 km (60+ mile) run in June 2019.