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10:00am Thursday 3rd October 2013 in Letters
I WOULD like to say a huge thank you to everybody who sponsored and supported my recent climb to the top of Kilimanjaro (along with 12 others from the Worcester diocese) in aid of Berega Hospital in Tanzania.
We were raising money to provide skilled staff from the Queen Elizabeth Hospital in Birmingham to train local medical staff in maternity care on an ongoing basis.
The maternal mortality rate in Tanzania is one of the highest in the world.
It was a fantastic experience, and an unforgettable feeling to be standing on the “roof” of Africa after six days camping on the mountain.
The director of Berega hospital and one of the doctors met us on our return and told us about the progress they are making already.
Thanks to the remarkable generosity of our supporters we are on course to raise about £15,000 for this mentorship scheme; the result of which will be to spread the skills of staff beyond the hospital to the rural clinics and villages.
I would like to express my gratitude in particular to the clients of White House Vets, my colleagues there, and to friends in Colwall Community Choir, and at Colwall church, in helping me to raise over £1,800 towards this amount.
ANN CARMAN Malvern
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