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Andrew Pincott

Getting motorcycles to medics in Lesotho

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Target £0.00

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My story

[p]Hello,[/p][p]Thank you so much for visiting my Two Wheels For Life fundraising page. Your donation will mean a great deal to me - and a great deal more to those it will help.[/p][p][b]What am I doing?[/b][/p][p]In September/October 2018, I will be one of a small group riding new off-road motorcycles across mountainous terrain in Lesotho, Africa. Our aim is to deliver these much-needed bikes to local health care workers, so they can more easily reach the communities they serve. Lesotho is known as the Mountain Kingdom for good reason: it can be incredibly difficult for its inhabitants to get access to the health care they need - or for healthcare to reach them.[/p][p][b] [/b][/p][p][b]Why am I doing it?[/b][/p][p]In Africa, almost 1 in 8 children will die before they reach their fifth birthday. Less than half of those in need of treatment for HIV/AIDS will actually receive it.[/p][p]The risk of a woman in a developing country dying from a pregnancy-related cause is 35 times higher than a woman living in a developed country.[/p][p]The vision of Two Wheels For Life is a simple one: it works with local development partner Riders for Health to overcome the problems caused by the failure of transport in rural Africa. Their programmes ensure help reaches women in threatening labour, that the sick receive care in time, and that critical tests for conditions such as HIV, AIDS and TB get to labs.[/p][p][b] How can you help?[/b]Your donation will help purchase and maintain this motorcycle. It will enable health care workers to see 6 times more people than they would have been able to on foot. Medicine and medical care is only effective if it gets to those who need it.[/p][p]Your donation [b]will[/b] help save lives.[/p][p]I am covering my own travel costs and expenses, so all donations will directly fund the motorcycle and its continued operation. Any donation that you are able to make, large or small, will make a huge difference to the lives of thousands of people in very real need. [/p][p][b]So why 'Two Wheels For Life'?[/b][/p][p]Some of you will know that in 2011 I had the great privilege of undertaking a similar ride in Zambia with the charity's inspiration and co-founder, Randy Mamola - and that I also visited Riders for Health's operation in The Gambia in 2017. I saw for myself what this amazing organisation does for people that desperately need help and their teams' passion, determination and cost effectiveness marked me for ever.[/p][p]I have met local doctors, health visitors, nurse and midwives whose working lives have been transformed by use of a simple motorcycle, and whose patients' lives have been changed and saved as a result. Motorcycles really do save lives. [/p][p]Thank you for any donation you feel able to make.[/p][p][i]Please share this story with family, friends and colleagues, whether via email or social media, and encourage them to donate anything they can to support this amazing cause.[/i][/p][p][br][/p][p]As ever, I am grateful for and humbled by the support you give. This will be my final trip to Africa with the charity, and I am determined to make it the most effective.[/p][p]Best wishes,[/p][p]Andrew[/p][p][br][/p][p]Two Wheels For Life is the UK-based charity that raises funds for the seven programmes operating in sub-Saharan Africa. [/p][p]Riders For Health International is the organisation on the ground that deploys and maintains the fleet of vehicles - and trains the nurses, midwives and health visitors to ride and repair these vehicles - with 99% reliability.[/p][p][b]For more information about the incredible work that Two Wheels For Life and Riders For Health does, see below:[/b][/p][vmgvideo class="ql-video" src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/zvGG2TME9GI?showinfo=0&rel=0&iv_load_policy=3" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen="true"][/vmgvideo][p][br][/p][vmgvideo class="ql-video" src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/hrhjKTWyIfs?showinfo=0&rel=0&iv_load_policy=3" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen="true"][/vmgvideo][p][b]?[/b][/p]
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Event

Personal Challenge Date

28 Sep 2018

Supporters

17-Dec-2018

Mark Heath

£20.00 plus £5.00 Gift Aid

19-Oct-2018

Ella Parsons

£15.00 plus £3.75 Gift Aid

17-Oct-2018

Anonymous

£101.00 plus £25.25 Gift Aid

17-Oct-2018

Steph Dobson

£20.00 plus £5.00 Gift Aid

10-Oct-2018

xx

Great cause Andrew. Stay safe.

£50.00 plus £12.50 Gift Aid

29-Sep-2018

Victoria

Have a great time for a fantastic cause! Xx

£75.00 plus £18.75 Gift Aid

27-Sep-2018

Natasha Nutten

Have an amazing time!

£20.00 plus £5.00 Gift Aid

27-Sep-2018

Graham Kate

Stay safe and have a great time. Looking forward to hearing all about it next month.

£30.00 plus £7.50 Gift Aid

23-Sep-2018

Anonymous

Good luck with your trip. xxx Josy and Owen

£30.00 plus £7.50 Gift Aid

21-Sep-2018

Nic and Liz

Well done for doing so much for such an important cause. Just please take care of yourself. All the very best.

£50.00 plus £12.50 Gift Aid