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Ebola: Good Never Lost

6 team members

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

Team story

[p][span=color: #212121; font-family: wf_segoe-ui_normal, 'Segoe UI', 'Segoe WP', Tahoma, Arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;]Hello![/span][lt]br style="color: #212121; font-family: wf_segoe-ui_normal, 'Segoe UI', 'Segoe WP', Tahoma, Arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;" /[gt][lt]br style="color: #212121; font-family: wf_segoe-ui_normal, 'Segoe UI', 'Segoe WP', Tahoma, Arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;" /[gt][span=color: #212121; font-family: wf_segoe-ui_normal, 'Segoe UI', 'Segoe WP', Tahoma, Arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;]As most of you know, we are fundraising for a cause that is close to our hearts. Last year, we spent an unforgettable month living in Freetown and working with the King's Sierra Leone Partnership (KSLP) at Connaught Hospital. The KSLP team work alongside local staff in Sierra Leone's capital to try and improve healthcare systems, and health worker training and education.[/span][/p][p][span=color: #212121; font-family: wf_segoe-ui_normal, 'Segoe UI', 'Segoe WP', Tahoma, Arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;]Our time in Sierra Leone is something that will remain with us forever. We were struck by the beauty of the country and it's people, who remain strong and resilient no matter what the circumstances.[/span][lt]br /[gt][lt]br style="color: #212121; font-family: wf_segoe-ui_normal, 'Segoe UI', 'Segoe WP', Tahoma, Arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;" /[gt][span=color: #212121; font-family: wf_segoe-ui_normal, 'Segoe UI', 'Segoe WP', Tahoma, Arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;]While staying involved with KSLP on our return to London, and as we began our careers as newly qualified nurses, we had no idea of the devastating sequence of events that would unfold less than a year after our time in Freetown.[/span][lt]br style="color: #212121; font-family: wf_segoe-ui_normal, 'Segoe UI', 'Segoe WP', Tahoma, Arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;" /[gt][lt]br style="color: #212121; font-family: wf_segoe-ui_normal, 'Segoe UI', 'Segoe WP', Tahoma, Arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;" /[gt][span=color: #212121; font-family: wf_segoe-ui_normal, 'Segoe UI', 'Segoe WP', Tahoma, Arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;]The Ebola virus is a highly infectious disease which often proves fatal. Different strains kill between 50% and 90% of those infected. It is thought to have originated in fruit bats and bush meat. It was first detected in 1976 in an outbreak near the Ebola River in what is now the Democratic Republic of Congo. Ebola is spread through bodily fluids such as sweat, saliva, vomit, excrement, blood and semen.[/span][lt]br style="color: #212121; font-family: wf_segoe-ui_normal, 'Segoe UI', 'Segoe WP', Tahoma, Arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;" /[gt][lt]br style="color: #212121; font-family: wf_segoe-ui_normal, 'Segoe UI', 'Segoe WP', Tahoma, Arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;" /[gt][span=color: #212121; font-family: wf_segoe-ui_normal, 'Segoe UI', 'Segoe WP', Tahoma, Arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;]So far, the virus has claimed over 5,000 lives in Sierra Leone, Guinea and Liberia. 416 healthworkers have been infected with Ebola and 233 have died. The international response to the outbreak has been painfully slow. However, local and national KSLP staff have been a crucial force in responding to the outbreak, long before news of it ever hit international headlines.[/span][lt]br style="color: #212121; font-family: wf_segoe-ui_normal, 'Segoe UI', 'Segoe WP', Tahoma, Arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;" /[gt][lt]br style="color: #212121; font-family: wf_segoe-ui_normal, 'Segoe UI', 'Segoe WP', Tahoma, Arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;" /[gt][span=color: #212121; font-family: wf_segoe-ui_normal, 'Segoe UI', 'Segoe WP', Tahoma, Arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;]In a country like Sierra Leone, where the health infrastructure is improving, but still struggles to deal with even every day health problems, the Ebola outbreak has had catastrophic consequences.[/span][lt]br style="color: #212121; font-family: wf_segoe-ui_normal, 'Segoe UI', 'Segoe WP', Tahoma, Arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;" /[gt][lt]br style="color: #212121; font-family: wf_segoe-ui_normal, 'Segoe UI', 'Segoe WP', Tahoma, Arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;" /[gt][span=color: #212121; font-family: wf_segoe-ui_normal, 'Segoe UI', 'Segoe WP', Tahoma, Arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;]We have joined forces with friends who have also worked and/or travelled to Sierra Leone, and seeing this injustice, have decided to act. We formed the group 'Good Never Lost'. This refers to the slogans that can be seen boldly emblazoned on poda podas (mini-buses) throughout the country, as a cheerful reminder never to give up hope. It also encapsulates the resilience and positivity that Sierra Leoneans are known for.[/span][lt]br style="color: #212121; font-family: wf_segoe-ui_normal, 'Segoe UI', 'Segoe WP', Tahoma, Arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;" /[gt][lt]br style="color: #212121; font-family: wf_segoe-ui_normal, 'Segoe UI', 'Segoe WP', Tahoma, Arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;" /[gt][span=color: #212121; font-family: wf_segoe-ui_normal, 'Segoe UI', 'Segoe WP', Tahoma, Arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;]All money raised will go to the King's Sierra Leone Partnership, to support their response to the Ebola crisis. Funds will be used to:-[/span][lt]br style="color: #212121; font-family: wf_segoe-ui_normal, 'Segoe UI', 'Segoe WP', Tahoma, Arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;" /[gt][lt]br style="color: #212121; font-family: wf_segoe-ui_normal, 'Segoe UI', 'Segoe WP', Tahoma, Arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;" /[gt][span=color: #212121; font-family: wf_segoe-ui_normal, 'Segoe UI', 'Segoe WP', Tahoma, Arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;]- purchase Personal Protective Equipment (PPE), eg. gloves, aprons, masks and protective suits[/span][lt]br style="color: #212121; font-family: wf_segoe-ui_normal, 'Segoe UI', 'Segoe WP', Tahoma, Arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;" /[gt][lt]br style="color: #212121; font-family: wf_segoe-ui_normal, 'Segoe UI', 'Segoe WP', Tahoma, Arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;" /[gt][span=color: #212121; font-family: wf_segoe-ui_normal, 'Segoe UI', 'Segoe WP', Tahoma, Arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;]- to fund current Ebola treatment and develop isolation units[/span][lt]br style="color: #212121; font-family: wf_segoe-ui_normal, 'Segoe UI', 'Segoe WP', Tahoma, Arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;" /[gt][lt]br style="color: #212121; font-family: wf_segoe-ui_normal, 'Segoe UI', 'Segoe WP', Tahoma, Arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;" /[gt][span=color: #212121; font-family: wf_segoe-ui_normal, 'Segoe UI', 'Segoe WP', Tahoma, Arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;]- to support and compensate healthcare workers. Many are working unpaid, facing sigma and alienation by those in their communities because of the work they do[/span][lt]br style="color: #212121; font-family: wf_segoe-ui_normal, 'Segoe UI', 'Segoe WP', Tahoma, Arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;" /[gt][lt]br style="color: #212121; font-family: wf_segoe-ui_normal, 'Segoe UI', 'Segoe WP', Tahoma, Arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;" /[gt][span=color: #212121; font-family: wf_segoe-ui_normal, 'Segoe UI', 'Segoe WP', Tahoma, Arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;]We hope that you will help us to support this important cause. No donation is too small! Our thoughts are with all those whose lives are being affected by Ebola, and our brave friends and colleagues working on the frontline to try and contain the outbreak.[/span][lt]br style="color: #212121; font-family: wf_segoe-ui_normal, 'Segoe UI', 'Segoe WP', Tahoma, Arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;" /[gt][lt]br style="color: #212121; font-family: wf_segoe-ui_normal, 'Segoe UI', 'Segoe WP', Tahoma, Arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;" /[gt][span=color: #212121; font-family: wf_segoe-ui_normal, 'Segoe UI', 'Segoe WP', Tahoma, Arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;]In Sierra Leone, good is never lost, and neither is hope.[/span][lt]br style="color: #212121; font-family: wf_segoe-ui_normal, 'Segoe UI', 'Segoe WP', Tahoma, Arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;" /[gt][lt]br style="color: #212121; font-family: wf_segoe-ui_normal, 'Segoe UI', 'Segoe WP', Tahoma, Arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;" /[gt][span=color: #212121; font-family: wf_segoe-ui_normal, 'Segoe UI', 'Segoe WP', Tahoma, Arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;]Thank you for donating![/span][/p]

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Jan 30, 2015

Anonymous

Jan 13, 2015

Anonymous

I hope this small amount helps x Cathy

£100.00 plus £25.00 Gift Aid

Jan 12, 2015

Anonymous

Very proud of you.Love to you and Will

£50.00

Jan 11, 2015

Louise Newman

£20.00 plus £5.00 Gift Aid

Jan 10, 2015

Anonymous

Jan 9, 2015

Anonymous

Jan 9, 2015

Alice

Amazing work Tam, thank you! Good luck :)

£20.00 plus £5.00 Gift Aid

Jan 7, 2015

Anonymous

Excellent work

£20.00 plus £5.00 Gift Aid

Jan 6, 2015

Anonymous

£10.00 plus £2.50 Gift Aid

Jan 6, 2015

Anonymous

Salone e tranga!

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