The aim is to raise the money to send trainers out to Juba Teaching Hospital. This entails not only getting them there but also paying for visas, insurance, vaccinations and the anti-malarial prophylaxis required for travel to this part of the world.
It equates to approx. £1000.00 per person.
Secondly, trainers need some where to stay when in Juba, hence the ‘Link Bungalow’.
Juba is a post-conflict town whose infrastructure is gradually being rebuilt. Accommodation is scarce and expensive. The Government of Southern Sudan have given the Link an area of land – adjacent to the Juba Teaching Hospital – where we are currently building a house to accommodate visiting doctors, nurses, midwives and other healthcare professionals paid for by fundraising in the UK. The roof is now on and plumbing and electricity is being installed. The Link has raised £120,000 but currently need approximately £40,000 to complete the Link Bungalow.
Kim Hayter organised a treasure hunt
Jane Salih organised a Bikeathon which raised nearly £2000 and our thanks go to TJ’s Gym at Lake for their support.
Karen Newton organised a very successful Christmas dinner (held in Spring due to the snow at Christmas).
This plus the race night she organised raised in excess of £1,000.
A bag pack was also undertaken at the Coop in Cowes and raised £400.
Jim Malia has raised nearly £12,000 towards a bore hole, solar pump and a water tank. The water tank has been purchased and is filled weekly. Our heartfelt thanks to all the donors who have contributed towards this fund.
Tim and Zorina Walsh appeared on the TV programme Cash in the Attic with Gloria Hunniford and they kindly donated the money raised to the Link. This amounted to £1097.
Fund Raising Events from 2011 to 2014
A Triathlon in September 2011 raised £1,200
50th Birthday for Padmini Athmanathan in October raised £300
Coffee and sale morning at Niton Village Hall in November 2011 raised over £1,300
Scottish Fiddlers evening in December 2011 raised £400
Brighstone Church Christmas Tree Festival 12 to 26 December 2011 raised
Hospital Christmas Quiz on 8 December 2011 raised £400
Christmas dinner on the 24th February 2012 raised £450
Charity auction night on the 21st January 2012 at the Riverside Centre, The Quay, Newport, Isle of Wight raised £2,525
Bazaar at Niton Village Hall on the 17th March 2012 at 10am raised £1,052.69
Fashion Show at the Riverside Centre on Friday 19th October 2012 at 7pm – tickets cost £5
An evening with the Scottish Fiddlers and dancers to be arranged
A “Handbags & Gladrags” Sale at St Marys Hospital on 29 November 2013 raised £1000.
Brighstone Church Christmas Tree Festival from13 to 26 December 2013 raised £88.
Niton Table top sale in March 2014 raied £147
A Music Extravaganza on 11 August 2014 at the Medina Theatre raised £2000.
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