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Sheila Windridge

Bwama Island Health Clinic Staff Houses

Challenge complete

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Total raised so far £0.00

Target £0.00

Total plus Gift Aid: £0.00

Raised offline: £0.00

My story

[p]I'm on the road again. On Wednesday 22nd February I fly to Sri Lanka to undertake a 500km cycle ride through the central and southern part of the country. I'm raising funds for much-needed staff houses at the Edirisa UK Health Clinic in southwest Uganda. I have fully funded the ride myself so all donations go directly to Edirisa UK for the houses. [/p] [p]Since it opened in 2012, the clinic has made a big impact on the local community. It is totally free of charge and is the major primary care provider in the area. In the year ended 30th June 2016 there were 41,906 patients treated, 115 babies delivered and 820 dental patients seen. It has become a vital facility.[/p] [p]As there is no housing for staff at the clinic it is difficult to provide medical services out of hours. Some staff are sleeping on the floor of the recently completed overnight ward, which cannot open until staff houses are built.[/p][p]I've already raised £13,000 but we need £30,000. This is a huge challenge but we are positive! [/p][p]If we don't raise the full amount we will build what we can. The more money we raise the more houses we can build. Any extra we raise will enable us to put in solar panels. So every contribution, however small, will improve the situation at the clinic.[/p] [p]Read more about this project [url=https://edirisauk.wordpress.com/2017/02/21/fundraising-for-health-clinic-staff-houses/]in my recent blog[/url] and find more information on the clinic and our partnership with the University of Lubjlana on our [url=http://www.edirisa.org.uk/projects/health-care]website[/url]. [/p] [p]Every Little Helps! Thank you for donating.[/p][p][/p]

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Personal Challenge Date

24 Feb 2017


Mar 18, 2017


Well done!!

£50.00 plus £12.50 Gift Aid

Mar 17, 2017

Lois & Martyn Dewhurst

I hear it was great fun and eventful! Hope to catch up soon. Love, Lois & Martyn

£50.00 plus £12.50 Gift Aid

Mar 7, 2017


Well done on the ride. Can't wait to hear all about it.

£30.00 plus £7.50 Gift Aid

Mar 2, 2017

Sarah Ridout

With much love and thanks for the beautiful book I am looking forward to starting it this weekend and we are hoping it brings us luck when we go to Iceland next week thank you so very much - Marc and Sarah xxx

£30.00 plus £7.50 Gift Aid

Feb 27, 2017


£30.00 plus £7.50 Gift Aid

Feb 27, 2017


Well done Sheila! From Zoe and Andy xx


Feb 26, 2017

Mel Hill

Good luck Sheila, you can do it!! Love the Hill family x

£30.00 plus £7.50 Gift Aid

Feb 23, 2017

Carpe Diem Education

Best of luck Sheila. So grateful for the partnership over the years, the wonderful people at Edirisa's many projects who do incredible work, and all that you've done for our students.


Feb 23, 2017


£20.00 plus £5.00 Gift Aid

Feb 23, 2017


Good luck with your fundraising efforts, Sheila.

£50.00 plus £12.50 Gift Aid