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Amelia Cook

Amelia's London Marathon for KSLP

Challenge complete

Fundraising for this challenge has ended so we're no longer accepting donations. Thanks to everyone who supported this challenge.

Total raised so far £0.00

Target £0.00

Total plus Gift Aid: £0.00

Raised offline: £0.00

My story

[p]Having been evacuated from Freetown this summer I wanted to find another way to support King's Sierra Leone Partnership with whom I was working.  KSLP have been in Sierra Leone since 2012 working to strengthen the country's health system by improving medical training, clinical services, policy and research.  [/p][p]Since Ebola arrived in Sierra Leone in May, KSLP have been at the heart of the international response collaborating with Sierra Leonean partners, NGOs and the UK government. They have also ensured that Connaught Hospital remained open giving local people access to essential medical services such as malaria treatment and an A&E.[/p][p]Your support will help KSLP fulfil their commitment to support Sierra Leoneans long after the Ebola reponse is finished to ensure that the healthcare system is resilient to future outbreaks and that local health workers have the resources and capacity to respond to the population's health needs. [/p][p]Whilst in Freetown I was training for the Liberia Marathon with the tremendous coaching of Idrissa Kargbo, Sierra Leone's marathon champion (pictured) who shepherded me safely through the crazy traffic and monster potholes and provided encouragement, "You are strong, but SO slow!"  Like most other events in Ebola hit countries the Liberia marathon was cancelled.  I am running in London to show Idrissa, and other friends in Freetown I still care.  I would be delighted to have your support.[/p][p]Thank you very much for visiting my fundraising page and for any donations. A little goes a long way in Sierra Leone.[/p]

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May 18, 2015

Ian & Carole

well done Amelia great achievement!

£26.00 plus £6.50 Gift Aid

May 6, 2015

Chris Fenwick

This is a donation given to me to pass on to you with their congratulations!

£10.00 plus £2.50 Gift Aid

Apr 29, 2015

Kerry Boardman

Well done on your achievement!

£10.00 plus £2.50 Gift Aid

Apr 29, 2015


Well done Amelia! I hope you're not too sore :-)

£20.00 plus £5.00 Gift Aid

Apr 28, 2015

Roz and John

Brilliant effort by all.

£50.00 plus £12.50 Gift Aid

Apr 27, 2015

rob lin marcy

better late than never!!!

£20.00 plus £5.00 Gift Aid

Apr 27, 2015


Amazing job, well done!!! :)

£20.00 plus £5.00 Gift Aid

Apr 27, 2015


£100.00 plus £25.00 Gift Aid

Apr 26, 2015

Rachael & Jacob

Well done!

Apr 26, 2015


Well done Amelia..a great effort

£10.00 plus £2.50 Gift Aid