Bansang Hospital Appeal Core Fund

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Total raised (+ Gift Aid)


The Bansang Hospital Appeal is an award winning charity dedicated to improving healthcare delivery in a remote region of The Gambia. Since 1992, its founder (Anita Smith, MBE MRG) has dedicated her life to reversing its once terminal decline. 

Thanks to Anita's efforts and your support, Bansang Hospital today is vibrant, cohesive and incredibly effective. It has near 100% staff retention - an unparalleled accomplishment in Sub-Saharan Africa, and an unthinkable one when considering the horrors that Anita first viewed in 1992. The BHA's intervention has ensured that thousands of communities across the entire region have been saved from the destructive trauma of losing loved ones to preventable causes. Your support means 600,000 of the most vulnerable and caring people are now able to plan their futures with ever greater certainty.


Why donate to the Bansang Hospital Appeal Core Fund:

The Core Fund allows Anita and the hospital management team to quickly react to crises as they happen. In the past, such funds have been used to support patients that are in extreme hardship, provide emergency repairs to lifesaving equipment across the hospital site, fund drugs such as morphine which are often in short supply in West Africa, and even assist local communities that are affected by environmental disasters (such as floods, fires etc).

This fund is the lifeblood of the appeal. It gives the charity the flexibility to make a real life-saving difference to the huge number of unexpected life-threatening scenarios that impact Bansang Hospital on a daily basis. It also allows us to fund projects that improve the effectiveness of the hospital, but which aren't necessarily big enough to warrant a fundraising campaign of their own.

We hope you'll support us in helping the wonderful hospital of Bansang, and the 500,000 vulnerable people whom it serves.

Thank you

Select the amount you wish to give

£10.00  Give £10

Total donations: £12,154.50

Lawrence Hearn


£50.00 (+ £12.50 giftaid)

My Grandmother Audry Smart has been a long running supporter of BHA, her 90th Birthday wish was for her family to donate money rather than buy presents. Keep up the great work you do.



£10.00 (+ £2.50 giftaid)



£500.00 (+ £125.00 giftaid)

To all those at Bansang Hospital, here is some money to support your fantastic ongoing work.

Nancy Lambert


Hi Anita, Marty and I very much enjoyed our dinner with you all in Bansang. We are inspired by your wonderful work and commitment to improving health care for Gambians.

Shaista Azhar



Hi Anita, Hope you are doing Good .i am Shaista Azhar , wife of Dr Azhar who went to Gambia for volunteering in 2013 and met you as well . we appreciate your efforts to help out those people in need in that remote area. wishing you health and good.

Gail Hanson



For her upcoming landmark birthday, my aunt has suggested donations to your charity rather than presents. Having read about the amazing work you do, I can only applaud her choice !

Gerry The Dancer Corcoran





£15.00 (+ £3.75 giftaid)

Mr and Mrs Tim Earl


£50.00 (+ £12.50 giftaid)



£90.00 (+ £22.50 giftaid)


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