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£740raised of £1,000 target by 22 supporters

    Weʼve raised £740 to Rachael McInnes Midwifery Elective Volunteering in Tanzania

    Edinburgh, United Kingdom
    Funded on Sunday, 21st January 2018

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    Student midwife at Napier Uni fundraising to use my elective placement time as volunteering in Tanzania in February 2018. I will be completing several fundraising tasks;
    • Race at your Pace June Challenge
    • Auctioning a donated handmade wooden playhouse
    • Bake Sales
    • Raffles

    I will be in Tanzania for a total of 4 weeks, and will be working a minimum of 30 hours per week. I will be working directly with the women of Tanzania, where there are high rates of HIV and FGM. The care I can provide will give these women a continuity of personal care that they would not normally receive as often the Tanzanian midwives are so pressed for time they cannot wholly support the women in their care, leaving many women in pain and distress. I feel that through my time in Tanzanian, I may not be able to change the ways these midwives work, but I can provide holistic woman centred care to each woman I meet and have the pleasure of delivering their babies. Therefore, my time there will mean a number of women will have higher level levels of care than they may normally receive.

    I will learn new skills from the local midwives, but I shall also pass on knowledge that I have e.g. there is a huge lack of understanding of infection control and cleanliness within the hospitals in Tanzania and I feel that even if I can teach a number of midwives and staff members these new skills could help to save lives in the future.

    This trip will provide me with invaluable learning experience in a developing country, working in such a contrast environment to our NHS will hugely build upon my skills and knowledge base whilst challenging my perceptions of midwifery care as a whole. The experience will benefit me both professionally and personally in developing myself into the compassionate and caring midwife I wish to be in the future.

    Please read below in the comments for my full story!

    I hugely appreciate all support! :-)



    • Rachael Mc Innes1 year ago
      Rachael Mc Innes

      Rachael Mc Innes

      1 year ago

      Huge thank you to all of my family and friends who have donated over the past few days! All greatly appreciated! Just over two months until I go and lots still to be organised! On the plus side I have already been receiving in the medical supply donations for the hospital so my luggage is filling up nicely!

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    • Rachael Mc Innes1 year ago
      Rachael Mc Innes

      Rachael Mc Innes

      1 year ago

      Just a little up date... fundraising is now at £400 through further generous donations from friends and family! That is a total of 16% of our total!! I will soon be booking my flights once the paperwork is all completed! :-D Thank you so much everyone for your help so far!!

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    • Rachael Mc Innes1 year ago
      Rachael Mc Innes

      Rachael Mc Innes

      1 year ago

      Thank you all so much so far! We have hit basically 10% off our fundraising as through the auctioning of a horse mounting block I raised a further £25 and selling some unused items on eBay a further £42... making a grand total so far of £247!!!

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    1 year ago

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    Page last updated on: 1/19/2018 8:19 PM



    • Jessica McDaid

      Jessica McDaid

      Jan 19, 2018

      Have a fantastic time Rachael, I am sure you will touch some lovely families' lives x


    • Kirstie Woolner

      Kirstie Woolner

      Jan 11, 2018

      Good luck Rachael!


    • Anonymous


      Dec 6, 2017

      You're doing very well L G


    • Susan Cunningham

      Susan Cunningham

      Nov 19, 2017


    • Pip White

      Pip White

      Nov 17, 2017

      Good Luck Rachael!! xx


    • Therese


      Oct 26, 2017

      All the best x


    • Sarah Adair

      Sarah Adair

      Oct 26, 2017

      You will be such a blessing to these women Rachael. So proud of you and can’t wait to hear all about Tanzania.God bless, Sarah and Neil ❤️


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    Rachael Mc Innes

    Rachael Mc Innes

    Edinburgh, United Kingdom

    I am a 2nd year Student Midwife at Napier University. Midwifery isn't my career choice, it is my calling! I believe that this trip to volunteer in Tanzania will help shape me into the midwife I wish to be. I believe I can give something back to the Midwives and women of Tanzania.

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