Caitlin Jones

Caitlin running for Bwindi !

Fundraising for REACH Bwindi
£270
raised of £200 target
by 7 supporters
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Event: Aviemore Half Marathon and 10km, from 8 October 2022 to 9 October 2022
REACH Bwindi

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We support the work of Bwindi's community to improve health & relieve poverty

Story

On Saturday, the 8th October, I will be running in the beautiful hills of Aviemore by Loch Morlich, come rain or shine, a distance of over 13 miles! All money raised will support essential services in a remote corner of South-West Uganda through the award-winning Bwindi Community Hospital. Your donation will enable community nurses to reach the rural villages over the hilly terrain using dirt track roads - a bit like those on which I am running on !  The community based care provided by the hospital has helped to achieve a 96% infant immunisation rate and an under-5 mortality far lower than the national average (22.7 vs 43.4/1000 live births). More about the hospital's remarkable achievements can be found here:- http://Bwindihospital.com/annual_reports.php.


I visited this hospital in 2017 and saw community medicine at its best , but they rely on charitable donations and I would love to be able ensure the continuity of the projects I saw.



The annual budget is small - comparable to funding one General Practice in the UK, yet covering all hospital services plus community outreach to well over 80,000 people annually. Every penny counts. Your donation is life-giving. Thank you so much for your support!

About the charity

REACH Bwindi

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REACH Bwindi is a UK charity supporting the lives & work of communities in Bwindi, Uganda. Our grants enable accessible, affordable healthcare & education, thereby relieving poverty. Our main beneficiary is the inspiring www.bwindihospital.com. Every pound is accounted for & makes a difference.

Donation summary

Total raised
£270.00
+ £60.00 Gift Aid
Online donations
£270.00
Offline donations
£0.00

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