Weʼre raising £1,000 to help me reach my goal of travelling to the Philippines and offering midwifery care alongside the delivery team in a low resource hospital!
- Newcastle-under-Lyme, UK
- 12 days to go
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My name is Lara Burton, I am 20 years old and currently studying Midwifery at Staffordshire University.
This September my goal is to travel to the Philippines and experience midwifery care in a developing country, this will give me the opportunity to work with the Delivery Team, and have the chance to rotate through specialisms like Reproductive Endocrinology, Gynaecologic Oncology, and Cervical Pathology! This will mean I get first-hand experience of a very different clinical setting to that at home. I will be there for 4 weeks and keeping a diary of my experiences, as well as giving a presentation upon my return.
High patient loads often mean patients here share beds — a clear expression of the impact a lack of resources can have on providing adequate care which I hope to make a small contribution to improving through the care I offer and resources to take with me. The hospital I will be visiting in the Philippines is one of the busiest in the country and provides care to many of the Philippines poor.
I’m hoping to raise £1000 to cover the remainder of my trip; the other funds have been gained through my own efforts from working part-time at Tesco and holding cake sales. I hope that you may be able to provide me with a donation towards the final goal of my trip. I would be grateful to receive any donation to go towards this life-changing trip which will contribute to the midwife I become in the future.
May I thank you in advance, your contribution means so much to me and means I am a step closer to reaching my goal, I am willing to share with you my trip experiences upon my return and provide you with a write-up of my experience!
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I am a 20 year old midwifery student hoping to reach my dream of helping others in a poorer country than our own. I believe this experience will give me the skills to be the best possible midwife in the future...please follow my journey!
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