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    Weʼve raised £0 to provide mobile medical aid to humanitarian projects

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    Thank you for you time. My name is Shaun, I'm a year away from being 50, and I am a medical doctor. My good friend Paul is only a few years behind me. We both attended medical school together, and came to medicine later in life with a wish to do something that helped others. Since graduation we have trained and worked in Emergency Medicine, and are privileged to be in the position of being able to help people who are sick or injured.

    After years of clinical practice in developed countries we, along with my wife Rachelle, are now planning to provide medical care to areas of humanitarian need, and are commissioning a small expedition sailing vessel, 'Testadura', to mobilise medical aid to various third world projects.  We will be creating a self funded mobile medical team, operating at a minimal cost, to be utilised by established aid providers. Decisions regarding medical need and ethics will be made by these organisations. We also hope to attract other short term volunteers who wish to exchange their skills and time for a life enriching experience aboard, as well as creating videos, podcasts. and blogs of our work to help bring awareness of various humanitarian projects and need.

    Testadura was the first ever Westerly Oceanmaster built. She was designed by Ed Dubois and launched at the Southampton boat show in 1989 as Westerly's 48 foot flagship. At 27 years old she has found herself a worthy cause.
    
    We have made connections with several well known Australian humanitarian aid foundations. Testadura will make the passage Papua New Guinea where we will provide medical treatment and medical teaching overseen by established foundations. From there we will move onto other projects in other areas of humanitarian need.
    
    We are currently financing this project ourselves, but are now shamelessly trying to use social media and crowdfunding to help gain support.

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      Shaun Favell

      Shaun Favell

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      Hi, I'm Shaun and I am 49 years old. My first degree was in physics, and I had a successful career in business before funding myself through medical school in my 30s. I now work as an emergency doctor in the NHS, though have also worked in Australia.

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