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Rebecca Hawkins

Walking the Coast to Coast path for IMPACT

Total raised so far £0.00

Target £0.00

Total plus Gift Aid: £0.00

Raised offline: £0.00

My story

[p][b]My challenge[/b][/p][p]Walking the Coast to Coast path is a personal goal and challenge. From Sept 1st - 18th 2019, I'll walk over 190 miles, on the fells, dales and moors, across the heart of our country. I am so grateful for the health I enjoy and the medical health services I have access to whenever it's needed. We can take our healthcare for granted. This is why I want to raise as much as I can to bring the gift of health, restored sight, education and survival to hundreds of people in Bangladesh. [/p][p][b]Making an impact[/b][/p][p]IMPACT Foundation believes that no one should remain disabled through disease, lack of knowledge or shortage of medical supplies. For over 33 years this West Sussex based charity has used all available means to take medical treatment, surgery and preventative care to people living in the most remote and inaccessible parts of our world. [/p][p]Working in Asia and Africa, IMPACT's solutions are straightforward and cost effective. They work with local people, ensuring projects meet real need and giving people the knowledge and skills to help themselves.[/p][p][b]Taking the hospital to the people[/b][/p][p]Twenty years ago this year, the charity developed and designed a floating hospital - Jibon Tari (boat of life) - to take vital healthcare to the remote riverside communities in Bangladesh. Many thought it was impossible, to take the surgical skill and a safe environment to one of the world's poorest locations. Through Jibon Tari over a half a million people have received life changing surgery they would never have had. For example, one cataract operation takes only twenty minutes to restore a person's sight and costs just £40. The impact is much wider, as the gift of sight enables the person to fulfil their potential, to work and contribute in their family and community. Many more families benefit through the health education work that empowers people to take charge of their lives. Local health workers and teachers attend training on the boat, ensuring local knowledge and capacity grows when the Jibon Tari moves to another location.[/p][p]For more information go to www.IMPACT.org.uk [/p][p]Please support and give what you can:[/p][p]£10 provides a safe birthing kit for a traditional midwife [/p][p]£27 provides physiotherapy and mobility aids to restore movement [/p][p]£40 provides the gift of sight, hearing or repairs a cleft lip on a child [/p][p]Thank you. Your support has the power to change lives! [/p]
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Personal Challenge Date

01 Sep 2019


Sep 21, 2019


Congratulations on another great walk.Nx

£200.00 plus £50.00 Gift Aid

Sep 19, 2019

Gail and Ann Winnery

Amazing Becky!

£40.00 plus £10.00 Gift Aid

Sep 17, 2019


Well done Becky!

£30.00 plus £7.50 Gift Aid

Sep 17, 2019


You’ve been planning this for a while and now you’re there! Brilliant achievement for a good cause. Well done Becky xx

£40.00 plus £10.00 Gift Aid

Sep 16, 2019

Cathy Green

Go for it Becky! x

£30.00 plus £7.50 Gift Aid

Sep 14, 2019

Martin Tapley

Enjoy the final stages of the walk Becky. And thanks for the directions! Martin x

£20.00 plus £5.00 Gift Aid

Sep 11, 2019


Good Luck Becky, hope walks going well, have fun. Richxx

£10.00 plus £2.50 Gift Aid

Sep 11, 2019

Ken and Di

£20.00 plus £5.00 Gift Aid

Sep 9, 2019

Ros Martin

Good luck to Ernie and Veronica on their walk for this very good cause. Ros


Sep 9, 2019


Keep going Rebecca. Fantastic effort.

£30.00 plus £7.50 Gift Aid