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£1,160raised of £2,000 target by 16 supporters

    Weʼve raised £1,160 to support our surgical team to provide hernia surgery in Ghana helping disadvantaged locals to overcome minor to life-threatening disabilities

    Funded on Friday, 10th November 2017

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    Many people in Ghana suffer from hernias. Hernias disable people. They prevent people from doing their jobs. They cause substantial discomfort and can even be fatal. I, as a general and specialised hernia surgeon, have been invited to join a team to carry out hernia surgery voluntarily in Carpenter, Ghana. For two weeks, I will undertake hernia surgery and clinics for the many locals who can otherwise not afford it. My aim is to make a substantial change to the well-being and long-term robustness of the local community. I hope to achieve this with your support and provide the good healthcare we so often take for granted.

    The funds raised will cover expenses and transport of medical equipment. Contributions in excess of these will support the development of a much-needed local hospital in Carpenter. The journey is organised by the Canadian charity 'GRID &NEA' Ghana 2017'. We are a group of 15 medical and surgical professionals from the UK joining that team.

    Many thanks for your support!



    • Elke von Haeften1 year ago
      Elke von Haeften

      Elke von Haeften

      1 year ago
      Update from the Page owner

      I just wanted to say thank you to everyone who has donted so far! Many thanks, Elke

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    Page last updated on: 11/7/2017 3:06 PM



    • Anonymous


      Nov 7, 2017

      Good luck with your trip. All the best Jilly


    • Dawn Stokes

      Dawn Stokes

      Nov 3, 2017

      And the donations keep coming!


    • Gillian Rocker

      Gillian Rocker

      Oct 25, 2017

      Well done for taking your expertise out to Africa. I hope you enjoy the experience.

    • Anonymous


      Oct 23, 2017


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      Oct 22, 2017


    • Anonymous


      Oct 22, 2017

      Hi ElkeDonations from members of Holy Cross, Daventry congregation.Kind regardsRevd Dawn Stokes


    • Anonymous


      Oct 8, 2017

      hello elke well done thank you and see you soon from juan


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