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

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Total donations: £9,070.50

leanna and danny


£50.00 (+ £12.50 giftaid)

hope to come out and help one day.. keep up the amazing work

Paul and Vanessa


£40.00 (+ £10.00 giftaid)

In lieu of a Christmas present for Chris and Clare

Naya DeBell


£20.00 (+ £5.00 giftaid)

It was lovely to meet you again after almost two decades. Your continued work and achievements are most humbling. Wishing all a peaceful Christmas. God bless xx

Alison Green


I don't know if you remember me- I gave money previously to help fund the staff accommodation. Anyway, I'd like to do the same again- I was hoping it would go on staff accommodation but looks like the wiring might be a priority!



£10.00 (+ £2.50 giftaid)

Hi Mummy, this is for my purchase at the Orlingbury Christmas Market. xoxoxo



£400.00 (+ £100.00 giftaid)



£20.00 (+ £5.00 giftaid)

Donation inspired by scooters in the sahara. Bansang Hospital Staff. You are an inspiration. Gareth.



£50.00 (+ £12.50 giftaid)




Linda Nicholson


£20.00 (+ £5.00 giftaid)

We are donating in remembrance of Josephine (Jo) Nicholson who sadly passed away on 9 th May. The last of the Nicholson Aunties.


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