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Closed 31/07/2018

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£640
raised of £700 target by 17 supporters

    Weʼve raised £640 to support volunteering at a health clinic in rural Gambia

    London
    Funded on Tuesday, 31st July 2018

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    In just a few days I'll kiss good ol’ Blighty goodbye to go volunteer at a health clinic in The Gambia for 3ish months. Fear not! I will not be doing anything even remotely medical. I’ll actually be supporting the staff there with some fundraising, some website stuff and a few other charity organisational bits and pieces.

    I'll be based at the Sibanor Health Centre which sees 35,000 patients from the surrounding rural areas every year, treating everything from malaria to malnutrition and burns to snake bites. Running for just over 50 years, the centre is well established and people travel for miles and miles to be seen by the doctors and nurses there.

    Centre services include: a general outpatient clinic, maternity services, a HIV care programme, a 13-bed ward, a child nutrition programme and a Non Communicable Disease clinic (NCDs include cancers, heart disease, diabetes and chronic respiratory diseases). The Centre would like to expand screening for these diseases to more villages. Both the physical symptoms and impact on mental health keep many people trapped in poverty. Earlier diagnosis and treatment would help people live healthier lives for longer. I will be helping to find funding for this project.

    As a volunteer, I cover all my own costs. I have been saving for a million and five years but if you'd like to support me it would be greatly appreciated - in return I offer my undying love and devotion and possibly even a postcard!

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    Supporters

    17

    • Magaly Rojas

      Magaly Rojas

      May 28, 2018

      Go girl go! Sending you my love and prayers! xo

      £30.00

    • Sarah Belsey

      Sarah Belsey

      May 7, 2018

      £20.00

    • Flick & Mike

      Flick & Mike

      Apr 19, 2018

      You will be a huge blessing to people there just as you are here :) Have a wonderful, fruitful time xxxx

      £30.00

    • Anonymous

      Anonymous

      Apr 18, 2018

      Good Luck!

      £150.00

    • Anonymous

      Anonymous

      Apr 16, 2018

      £50.00

    • Eleanor C

      Eleanor C

      Apr 16, 2018

      You rock Rach. I'm totes imagining your stay to be just like in The Good Karma Hospital TV show... maybe watch a few episodes before you go to get you in the mood.

      £50.00

    • Ann Hoggan

      Ann Hoggan

      Apr 16, 2018

      Enjoy your time in the Gambia.

      £20.00

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