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Bruce Hopkins

Bruce's Uganda Half Marathon

I am running in Uganda for Poole Africa Link because we are travelling there to teach medical staff

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Poole Africa Link

We teach clinical staff in Africa to improve health in developing areas

Charity Registration No. 1153530

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Thanks for taking the time to visit my JustGiving page.

In October I will be part of a small team traveling to Uganda to support Doctors and Nurses there by teaching in their hospital.  I was due to travel there last year but unfortunately my motorbike lost an argument with a stone bridge and prevented this happening.

Now that I have been fixed, one year later, I am going to make the trip
with the Poole Africa Link charity.  The team comprises of
myself, a midwife, consultant paediatrician, consultant radiologist
and surgeon who will be teaching and providing mentoring support. 
This is an ongoing project with the charity sending voluntary medical
staff from Poole Hospital at least twice a year.

The charity receives no support from the Hospital and is completely reliant on fund-raising.  Rather than just asking for donations to the charity I pledge to use my day off half way through the trip to run a half marathon.  Although most people know I'm a runner, I must admit to being "a bit broken" so this will definitely be a challenge.

Whether you want to see me suffer running in the heat of Africa, or want to support a fantastic cause improving Healthcare in a developing nation through teaching, please donate!



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