Dr Alice Unwin has kickstarted an appeal to raise money to buy an ambulance for Kamuli Hospital. Alice has already managed to raise a whopping £13,786 so far, but still needs your support to smash her £15,000 target by 30th June 2015.
“I have seen too many mothers and babies lose their lives as a result of complications in labour. Travelling many miles to get to the hospital on treacherous roads by way of motorbike, bicycle or on foot adds insult to injury by delaying their access to lifesaving treatment. An ambulance would mean that these mothers would have a safer, faster passage to the hospital for emergency treatment.” – Alice Unwin
Philip, Paddy, Stephen and Robert take on this challenge with by attempting to play 108 holes of golf in one day. This will involve walking over 25 miles and hitting over 500 shots. It won’t be easy but if it helps Dr Alice Unwin to buy an ambulance for Kamuli Hospital then it will be well worth the challenge!
“Kamuli Mission Hospital is in one of the poorest part of Uganda and relies heavily on charitable donations. It serves a population about the same size as the Royal Berks hospital in Reading but has only 4 doctors doing the endless work. A lot of the work centres around providing maternity care for the local population but only the most difficult cases are treated there. It provides the best possible care in spite of the extreme conditions. Many difficult deliveries and operations are performed. It punches way above its weight!”
This charity was formed in 2012 by Dr Philip Unwin to help fund the hospital.