Over the last few months, we have been sharing the challenges our partners are facing in Africa and we have received an overwhelming response from our recent newsletters! The team at Inter Care are so grateful for the support and as its our 49th birthday, we are taking this moment to share our success so far this year.
Summary of Success
The Cyclone Freddy project has raised £1,755 which will give vital medicines and assistance to those injured by the Cyclone in Malawi.
Our “Medicines for Sierra Leone” project has so far raised £864 PLUS $568 through our Global Giving Platform
We have also received many individual and group donations to support our general work – this is helping us to support health units in Tanzania and Ghana too!
A big thank you those who sponsored LACY and our Fundraiser in their sponsored walk challenge which raised over £1,200. We are grateful for our champions who go above and beyond to raise vital funds for our cause!
Big Give Christmas Challenge Results
Last Christmas we raised over £20,000 to support newborns in Africa. Part of this project was to send post-natal care packages which included vitamins, knitted baby clothing, barrier cream, baby oil, wet wipes and a little teddy.
Four members of Inter Care travelled to Ghana to carry out a monitoring & evaluation visit and hand-delivered several post-natal packs. We also provided the medical team with pulse oximeters and stethoscopes. The nurses and doctors were so happy to receive these supplies.
This would not have been possible without the support of our donors who contributed to our Big Give match-funding Campaign.
From left to right: David Lartey (Responsible Person), Alison Mabley (Volunteer and Doctor), Richard Peck (Responislbe Person and newly appointed Trustee) and Simon Mabley (Chair of Trustees), during their visit to Donald Richard Memorial Clinic, Nkwabi, Ghana
Jennifer’s Story – Bikira Health Centre, Tanzania
Jennifer was diagnosed with complicated Hepatosplenomegaly (huge swelling in her stomach) and was in desperate need of medical treatment. By Inter Care providing medicines to Bikira Health Centre, Doctor Emmanuel was able to treat Jennifer and give medicines to her free of charge.
Jenifer told us, “I was in difficult time concerning my illness, I was not able to pay for medication. Thanks to Inter care for support which they provide to my need. ,now I am doing fine, thanks also to workers of BMMT Masanga health centre for good service which they are providing.”
Dr Emmanuel also sent this thanks and said, “Through inter care support, Jennifer was cured and discharged. We, medical personnel at the unit are proud of free services provided by Inter Care, we hope more in the future in supporting individual Patients and their family”.
We are so grateful to be supporting patients like Jennifer and to provide aid to health units that have a severe lack of medical resources.
Celebrating Inter Care’s Volunteers
Our warehouse volunteers have been working hard to get supplies ready to send to 7 health units in Sierra Leone. These supplies will be going onto a 20ft shipping container and is due to leave our warehouse in the summer.
The volunteers have been sorting through donated supplies such as knitted blankets, facemasks, scrubs, BP machines, crutches and mobility aids.
We are always grateful for our 40+ volunteers (warehouse and office) who help us to provide medical aid to the most vulnerable patients across sub-Saharan Africa!
Want to be a part of the success?
Inter Care welcome everyone to be a part of our large community. We are proud of our long-lasting relationships with our donors and supporters and by working together, we can reach more vulnerable patients and give them access to medical aid free of charge.
Be an Inter Care Champion!
Take a look at our Fundraising Pack for fresh ideas and inspirations and help raise vital funds for Inter Care’s cause.
You can also spread awareness about our recycling project.
Volunteer with us
You can get in touch with our General Manager, Diane Hardy if you are interested in supporting us in our warehouse, office or events.
“It is the power of community that has helped us support so many health units across sub-Saharan Africa for almost 50 years – Thank you to all of our supporters for contributing to these achievements”!
Claudia Domin – Community and Events Fundraiser