In October I will be taking on the challenge of running the Royal Parks Half Marathon for an incredible charity Doctors for Nepal.
It is a fantastic charity close to my heart as my Mum and some of my family spent some time living in Nepal.
A little bit about the charity...
Doctors for Nepal aims to improve healthcare in rural Nepal by providing scholarships to under-privileged medical and nursing students. They then return to their communities to provide much needed medical care. DFN was founded by Dr Kate Yarrow in 2008, after spending a year working in the remotest part of Nepal for the international aid organisation Médecins sans Frontières, she made a promise to a young healthcare worker Lalit, that she would sponsor him to fulfil his dream of becoming a doctor. DFN currently supports 7 medical and 3 nursing students. Our first student, Lalit, graduated as a doctor in September 2012 and two further students, Meena and Nahakul, completed their training in September 2016.
The cost of each medical student is in excess of £30,000 and for postgraduate study in the case of Lalit is £40,000.
By supporting Doctors for Nepal, you will be not only be changing the life of one student, but potentially helping to bring medical care to tens of thousands of patients who currently have to walk for days to reach even the most basic of medical care.
To find out more about DFN please visit http://www.doctorsfornepal.org/