Charity

Bansang Hospital Appeal
The object of the Bansang Hospital Appeal is to provide material, financial and in-kind support to Bansang Hospital and the people of the surrounding area. The projects focus area is the Upper River Division of The Gambia, West Africa. The hospital serves 500,000 people, many of whom travel from as far as Mali, Guinea and Senegal. The Bansang Hospital Appeal assists through the ongoing provision of medical equipment, pharmaceuticals, humanitarian aid, along with the sponsorship of staff and volunteers from the UK. The appeal has recently constructed a new 80 bed children’s unit, 48 bed female ward and the hospitals own maintenance team have constructed an obstetric theatre. Retention of staff is an urgent requirement and the key to the ongoing success of the hospital. We are addressing this urgent need in phases, with the current capital expenditure projects focussing upon the provision of decent staff accommodation. To this end, we have refurbished 27 staff units, along with the complete renovation of the old colonial house that sits on the hospital land. The latter facility now provides bedsitting and guest rooms for staff and visiting volunteers, as well as conferencing facilities for visiting professionals. The charity places a keen emphasis upon long-term project sustainability.
Only 0 days to go!


Please note Virgin Money Giving isn't responsible for the content fundraisers post on their pages, but if you see something you feel is offensive or inappropriate, please let us know and we'll look into it.

Team chunk take on Survival of the Fittest!

Fundraisers: 
Laurence Hamilton Smith

My page: http://uk.virginmoneygiving.com/team/teamchunkSurvivaloftheF
ittest

Mark, Fernely, Thomas and Laurence take on Men's Health 'Survival of the Fittest' 2013.
This time last week, we were arranging a rather sedate weekend in Nottingham - our friend Dan's 30th being our focus. Then the offer came of 4 tickets for the Men's Health Survival of the Fittest race. Starting at 9:30am tomorrow morning, it seemed like a perfect start to the weekend.
Being unfit but ambitious, we all signed on the dotted line. 7 days later, we are facing up to the reality. We are going to be leaving tomorrow at 6:45am in order to arrive in time for registration. We'll then run/scramble/swim/climb around the 12km course - vying with 5,000 other competitors to put in a half decent time.
quality:'high',wmode:'transparent',src:'http://www.youtube.com/v/llWBfsyjWKE',width:'425',height:'350'
Since we are under no illusions about our abilities, we are hoping some of you good hearted people will sacrifice a pint or two this weekend, and instead donate it to the Bansang Hospital Appeal. Your donations will give us the kick up the bum that'll we'll no doubt need when we find ourselves clambering through a pool full of ice, swimming across the Trent or dragging ourselves through the myriad of muddy obstacles! By donating via Virgin Money Giving, you will also be making the most cost effective donation to the charity, helping it continue in its incredible efforts to transform the lives of some of Africa's poorest (yet most friendly and wonderful) people.
If you know Laurence, you'll already know about the Appeal...if you don't yet know about it, please take a look at the website, or watch the BBC video below;
quality:'high',wmode:'transparent',src:'http://youtu.be/u2DhsxPiFvc',width:'450',height:'415'
We hope y

Mark, Fernely, Thomas, Umar and Laurence take on Men's Health 'Survival of the Fittest' 2013

Running/ clambering/ swimming/ slithering in support of the Bansang Hospital Appeal

This time last week, we were arranging a rather sedate weekend in Nottingham - our friend Dan's 30th being our focus. Then the offer came of 4 tickets for the Men's Health Survival of the Fittest race. Starting at 9:30am tomorrow morning, it seemed like a perfect start to the weekend.


Being unfit but ambitious, we all signed on the dotted line. 7 days later, we are facing up to the reality. We are going to be leaving tomorrow at 6:45am in order to arrive in time for registration. We'll then run/scramble/swim/climb around the 12km course - vying with 5,000 other competitors to put in a half decent time.




Since we are under no illusions about our abilities, we are hoping some of you good hearted people will sacrifice a pint or two this weekend, and instead donate it to the Bansang Hospital Appeal. Your donations will give us the kick up the bum that'll we'll no doubt need when we find ourselves clambering through a pool full of ice, swimming across the Trent or dragging ourselves through the myriad of muddy obstacles!

By donating via Virgin Money Giving, you will also be making the most cost effective donation to the charity, helping it continue in its incredible efforts to transform the lives of some of Africa's poorest (yet most friendly and wonderful) people. If you know Laurence, you'll already know about the Appeal...if you don't yet know about it, please take a look at the website, or watch the BBC video below;

We really appreciate all your support and thank you for any donations - they really will make a tremendous difference out in Africa...and they'll also give the four of us a real kick up the backside when we find ourselves slithering through the mud in Nottingham!

Thanks for your support,

Mark, Fernely, Thomas, Umar and Laurence

Recent donors

12.10.13 Good luck mate

12.10.13 No injury excuses for not coming first

11.10.13 Unofficial mono!

11.10.13 I hope the evening is as deep and dirty as the lake you're gonna swim through

11.10.13 Good Luck Boys x

11.10.13 GOOD LUCK! X

11.10.13 Just a little donation to kick things off. We're not expecting much - but if you can spare a few coins, we'd greatly appreciate it :) - and it WILL make a big difference out in Africa!!

£90.00

Running total

Target:
£100.00
Total raised incl. Gift Aid:
£112.50
Total donors:
7
Last donor:
Andy Petrie
12.10.13  
Offline fundraising:
£0.00