I am a lucky man. I have great mates. One of whom is Andy Dennis. Andy is a nurse with MSF.
Those of the readers who follow my meanderings across the inter web might be aware of the man. He has an excellent blog at walka2b.wordpress.com – I garnered this information from that site:
It is very lovely when people approach me and tell me how well my fundraising is going. I always point out that it is in fact the work of a number of people. I have not raised over £50,000, at best I am a catalyst or a conduit for ideas and donations.
With this in mind I have decided to start a page on my blog that recognises friends who are doing incredible things to help MSF.
This is in anyways the tip of the iceberg. Sadly I can’t add every event and some will go on the main blog page but ones that are running an ongoing campaign for funds will feature here. Please let me know if you are doing anything that I can add here.
Some amazing stuff is being done for Doctors Without Borders (MSF). MSF is a non political, non religious medical organisation working in around 60 countries. Caring for those suffering through conflict, epidemic and natural disaster.
Andy is a Nurse who volunteers with MSF – he has worked with MSF in Uganda (2005) South Sudan (2008 & 2013) and in the Ebola outbreak in Sierra Leone in 2014.
The first mission was based in Displaced Persons camps in the north of Uganda.
In the second he was involved in setting up health care clinics in South Sudan on the border with the Democratic Republic of Congo. The populations of both regions were terrorised by a rebel group called the Lords Resistance Army who have maimed tortured, displaced or killed millions over a 20+ year period.
His 2013 mission was spent running the Nutrition project at Leer Hospital in Unity State, South Sudan. The Hospital was attacked and destroyed in January 2014. MSF is already busy rebuilding.
In November – December 2014 he spent a month working in MSF’s Kailahun Ebola management Centre in the most moving month of his life.
In 2011 he set out to raise £16,800 for MSF . This figure represents the £1400 per month to put TWO volunteers in the field for one year. The goal of £16,800 was passed rapidly due to the generosity of hundreds of incredible people who care enough about others to help. We are now heading towards the £40,000 mark and he sees no reason to stop. Its fun and it works. He has therefore reset the goal as £100,000 and will keep going until it is achieved.
Incase you are incredibly lazy, I will post up the links here too. Please click on them to go to the pages and see what it is all about.
In 2016 I am cycling over 4000 miles across the US for Médecins Sans Frontières (UK) because They save lives all over the world
I am running the Yorkshire Marathon for Médecins Sans Frontières (UK) because they save lives.
I am doing the great north run for Médecins Sans Frontières (UK) because MSF is a truly inspirational charity.