Charities

Medecins Sans Frontieres/Doctors Without Borders (MSF)
Medecins Sans Frontieres (MSF) is an independent international humanitarian organisation that delivers emergency medical aid to people affected by armed conflict, epidemics, natural and man-made disasters or exclusion from health care in more than 60 countries. Every year MSF sends around 3,000 doctors, nurses, logisticians, water-and-sanitation experts, administrators and other professionals to work alongside over 25,000 locally hired staff. Together they run medical projects in more than 60 countries around the world. In emergencies and their aftermath, MSF provides essential healthcare, rehabilitates and runs hospitals and clinics, performs surgery, tackles epidemics, carries out vaccination campaigns, operates feeding centres for malnourished children and offers psychological support. When needed, MSF also constructs wells and dispenses clean drinking water and distributes materials like blankets, plastic sheeting and other basic necessities. Through longer-term programmes, MSF treats patients with infectious diseases such as tuberculosis, sleeping sickness and HIV/AIDS and provides medical and psychological care to marginalised groups such as street children. MSF was founded in 1971 as the first non-governmental organisation to provide both emergency medical assistance and bear witness publicly to the plight of the people it assists. MSF is an international network with branches in 23 countries.
Combat Stress
We are Combat Stress. The UK's leading charity for veteran's mental health. For almost a century, we've helped former servicemen and women deal with issues like trauma, anxiety, depression and post-traumatic stress disorder. Today, we provide support to veterans from every service and every conflict. On the phone and online. In the community and at our treatment centres. We're on a mission to raise awareness that invisible injured can be just as hard to cope with as physical ones. So when a veteran is having a tough time, we're there to help tackle the past and to help them take on the future. For more information visit our website combatstress.org.uk.


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Romani Walk Italia

Fundraisers: 
Anthony Riches, Russell Whitfield, Ben Kane

My page: http://uk.virginmoneygiving.com/team/RomaniWalk2014

Salve!

Ben Kane, Russ Whitfield and Anthony Riches are walking from Capua to the Forum in Rome in late April 2014, raising money for:

MSF - Médecins Sans Frontières was created in 1971, in the aftermath of the Biafran secession by a small group of French doctors and journalists who believed that all people have the right to medical care regardless of race, religion, creed or political affiliation, and that the needs of these people outweigh respect for national borders.

Combat Stress, founded in 1919 when the effects of what was then known as 'shell shock'were first becoming known, is a UK charity offering residential treatment to ex-servicemen and women suffering from Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) and other mental health issues.

Thanks to your generosity we were able to raise over £18,000 from last year's Hadrian's Wall Walk, and we're hopeful that we can do a similar amout of good this time round. Every £10 donation will, if you tick the Gift Aid box, turn into a £12.15 benefit to our chosen charities.

And just to make it a bit more interesting, we've decided to take a four man film crew with us to Italy, to ensure that every last little bit of blood, sweat and bad language is captured for posterity. There'll be more news as we get closer to the date, but for please be assured that the Romani Walk Italia is well and truly ON!  

Recent donors

08.10.14

07.10.14 Wishing you the best Ben :)

06.10.14 Good on yer!

05.10.14 great job guys well done to all of u and all the people who have donated :)

05.10.14 Totes amazed to be a part if this fundraising. Well done you lovely guys x

04.10.14 Thanks so much Ben! Happy to add this to the charity.

03.10.14 Thanks for the film show. Good causes and great effort.

02.10.14 With thanks to everyone who came to the screening tonight, and who donated, and those who didn't come, but donated nonetheless!

02.10.14

02.10.14

02.10.14 Looking forward to movie night!

02.10.14

01.10.14 Those Romans are crazy!

28.09.14 Wonderful work all

22.09.14 very very funny documentary!

19.09.14 With thanks to the audience at my talk in Selby Library last night - Ben

17.09.14 Excellent film Ben, really captured the effort and committment put into the walk. Well done to you and the team for all your efforts.

16.09.14 Well done lads I've just completed 26 Miles along Hadrian's Wall in one day for Macmillan starting at the Temple of Mithras. Love all your books Ben waiting for the next

14.09.14 I think what all of you have achieved is awesome. Your film is superb and I hope it finds it's way into living rooms around the globe. We'll done fellas!

14.09.14 The wonderful donations from the audience who came to the film premiere - thanks so much!

13.09.14 Here is my 4th donation Ben :)

13.09.14 Great stuff, such amazing good work, looking forward to the film :-)

11.09.14 Congrats Ben blown away by this years total

09.09.14 Hi Ben and all, well done. See you at the screening. David, Ann and John.

09.09.14 Well done !

£20,136.59

Running total

Target:
£18,000.00
Total raised incl. Gift Aid:
£23,532.56
Total donors:
483
Last donor:
Vlad Augustus
08.10.14  
Offline fundraising:
£0.00