Bansang Hospital Appeal Core Fund

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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

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Total donations: £11,394.50




In memory of Beattie Young who died in February 2017 after a long illness. She and her late husband Brian donated to the Bansang Hospital Appeal in lieu of presents to each other for many years. The project was very dear to them both.




I read Anita's story in the book, One can make a difference, and it brought me to tears. I can't stop thinking about the story of the little boy who was so sick, terrified, and then died. My heart breaks for these children and I want to help.

Chairman SNC


£20.00 (+ £5.00 giftaid)

Regret unable to attend International Women's Day lunch at Chelveston on Wednesday due to illness please accept this small donation.




This was raised in a raffle by members of Warwickshire and Solihull Bloodbikes to offer support and encouragement to the amazing work done by the charity.



£10.00 (+ £2.50 giftaid)

Merry Christmas. God bless xxx

Simon Scarrow + Parmenion Books



Jane Wallworth


£20.00 (+ £5.00 giftaid)

Anita so proud of you with all you achieve for Bansang xx

Robin Carter



Donation on Behalf of Simon Scarrow

Neil Sharma


£300.00 (+ £75.00 giftaid)

We found out about the charity through our friend James Robinson. Whilst James was volunteering at the hospital we stayed at his apartment. We wanted to show our gratitude and supporting this charity is a wonderful way to do this. Good luck.

Ben Collis


£41.50 (+ £10.38 giftaid)

Your work is very inspirational. Hopefully I'll be able to do some hands on volunteering with you at some point in the near future (from a junior doc)


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