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Closed 31/01/2017

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£600raised of £1,500 target by 27 supporters

    Weʼve raised £600 to go to Kenya to educate women about female genital mutilation which will contribute towards ending this barbaric practice

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    Bolton, United Kingdom
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    Funded on Tuesday, 31st January 2017

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    I am now in the final year of my student midwife training and I have been given a fantastic opportunity to volunteer in Kenya.
    Whilst there I will be providing health education to women about female genital mutilation (FGM), this practice is internationally recognised as a human rights violation and has no medical benefits. Sadly, over 130 million girls and women worldwide have undergone FGM, it is now illegal in Kenya as it is in the UK, however this has caused tension surrounding this cultural practice and it still continues.
    Caring for vulnerable women is an area that I have become passionate about during my midwifery training, women who are at risk of or have already been subjected to FGM are at the height of vulnerability. This volunteering opportunity will allow me to educate and care for women in a country where resources are limited and they aren't fortunate enough to have the NHS like we have. It will also provide me with knowledge and experience that I can use as a midwife in the UK when caring for women who are vulnerable to FGM.
    This is a once in a lifetime opportunity for me to visit Kenya and make a positive difference to women and their families in whatever way I can. If you can I am asking you to please donate to contribute towards me fulfilling this opportunity.
    Funds raised will contribute towards this trip and will also be used to support a child in Kenya to go to school and to take additional supplies with me for women and children such as toiletries.
    Thank you for reading.

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    • Gemma bentley

      Gemma bentley

      6 months ago

      Gemma bentley

      Thank you to everybody who donated, you've made it possible for me to go and volunteer in Kenya to help women and their families. I will update you all when I've been to Kenya at the end of March. xx

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    • Gemma bentley

      Gemma bentley

      7 months ago

      Gemma bentley

      Happy New Year Everybody!!! Thank you for all your donations-it really is incredible. Please keep sharing my page and spreading the word, every little will help

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    • Gemma bentley

      Gemma bentley

      8 months ago

      Gemma bentley

      Thank you so much for all the donations so far, your generosity is overwhelming xx

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    27

    • Emma Worrall

      Emma Worrall

      Jan 31, 2017

      £10.00

    • Emma Worrall

      Emma Worrall

      Jan 30, 2017

      From Stu xx

      £10.00

    • Anonymous

      Anonymous

      Jan 30, 2017

      £35.00

    • Louise waddicker

      Louise waddicker

      Jan 29, 2017

      Good luck Gemma x

      £20.00

    • Rebecca Bentley

      Rebecca Bentley

      Jan 24, 2017

      What an amazing thing to do Gemma.x Best of luck x

      £10.00

    • Jenni Barlow

      Jenni Barlow

      Jan 24, 2017

      £10.00

    • David Mason

      David Mason

      Jan 21, 2017

      Sorry for the delay. I got a new phone and have had problems with my email. Best of luck x

      £20.00

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    Gemma bentley

    Gemma bentley

    Bolton, United Kingdom

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