Martin O'Dowd

‘5K a day’ Martin's fundraiser for the Besstel Foundation

Fundraising for Besstel Foundation
raised of £1,000 target
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5k a day, 30 March 2023
Besstel Foundation

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We Supporting Mental Health Care to Improve mental health services


Thanks for taking the time to visit my JustGiving page.

I aim to run 5 kilometres every day for the whole month of March to raise money for the Besstel Foundation.

As many of you will know, I was fortunate enough to spend some time last year in Ghana supporting the Besstel Foundation whose mission is to improve mental health awareness and mental health care for people in the UK and Ghana.

Whilst in Ghana I met some amazing people in a beautiful country but also had some challenging experiences meeting those who were in great need of support.

It can be difficult to donate to people you cannot see, in a country that is far away but I believe those of us who have a little to spare should try and support humanitarian issues all over the world, wherever there is need and people less fortunate than ourselves.

Thank you so much for your donation, every little really does help in a country where the average wage is the equivalent of £60 a month and the cost of living is not as cheap as you may think.

I have requested that some of the money raised will be used to purchase much needed equipment for the Children’s Ward at Accra Psychiatric Hospital, the rest will be used to support future visits to Ghana where a team of specialists provide education to healthcare professionals and work in small rural communities supporting with education and donations

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About the charity

Besstel Foundation

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Besstel’s overall goal is to promote mental well-being, prevent mental disorders, provide care, enhance recovery, promote human rights and reduce the mortality, morbidity and disability for persons with mental disorders. We work specifically in Ghana and the UK

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