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£585raised of £250 target by 29 supporters

    Weʼve raised £585 to equip the play therapy room in Makeni Hospital

    Funded on Thursday, 30th August 2018

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    So as most of you know I’m currently in Sierra Leone with the Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health assisting in implementing the ETAT+ project across the north of the country.

    My base, Makeni, just so happens to run a marathon each year under the UK charity Street Child. Street Child UK run projects across the country with the aim to assist in protecting children, providing education and empowering families; work which we have seen first hand just how essential it is!

    Myself and two colleagues have decided to run the half marathon this year (for our sins) to raise money for Street Child, alongside directly raising some money for our base hospital. We aim to raise £250 each which we will use to equip the current deserted play therapy room for inpatients within the hospital.

    This is something we are passionate about as play therapy is an essential part of child development and something which is even more pertinent for the sick and malnourished children we treat.

    We aim to raise £250 each to develop this area and any money left over we plan to pass on to Street Child theirselves.

    If anyone is able to donate towards the cause it would be greatly appreciated! I’ll be sure to share some horrific photos afterwards of me drowning in sweat for your hilarity!

    WISH US LUCK!!!!

    Oh and also... if you are reading this and are in Sierra Leone but not planning to run (aka. you’re probably sane) we are also organising a blood drive at the Wusum Stadium on the day. Shortage in blood supply due to a lack of blood donation is something we see on a daily basis and sadly in too many cases the child dies whilst waiting for blood. If you are feeling generous then we will have set up a donation point and will be there (post race) to give you some juice and biccys😁



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      • selena malone

        selena malone

        May 29, 2018

        Wooo Kathleen! Hope you’re having a blast out there!


      • Ruth Shields

        Ruth Shields

        May 27, 2018

        Good luck love you!!!


      • Sophie McGregor

        Sophie McGregor

        May 25, 2018

        Sooooo proud of everything you do petal! Good luck and stay safe 😊❤️ Love Sophie xx


      • Laura Williams

        Laura Williams

        May 25, 2018

        Go on girl!! You may be crazy doing a half marathon but keep up the fabulous work! I’ll have a celebratory drink waiting for you in the cavern club for when you get home! Xx


      • Jay Matthews

        Jay Matthews

        May 25, 2018


      • Sharon  Osborne

        Sharon Osborne

        May 23, 2018

        Go girl xxxxx


      • Katherine Amerigo

        Katherine Amerigo

        May 23, 2018

        You’re awesome!


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