Well is doesn’t seem very long since I blogged about hitting our last target and here we are again with a whopping
It truly is amazing how wonderful and generous our knitty and crochety supporters are. I am thrilled to be coordinating such a wonderful fundraising effort and you wonderful people have made me very popular in the MSF London office – they keep feeding me cake! I like cake! It’s such a shame that I cannot share it with you all!
On a more serious note, I thought you might like an idea of what P/Hopping can provide to assist MSF’s valuable work in the field – this is what our £45,000 can buy:
Your fundraising while knitting and nattering can supply 12 cholera treatment centres, vital in managing the treatment of severely sick cholera patients.
Photograper: Rocío González Bernal
Title: Cholera in Kamanyola, Bukavu, DRC
Your donations for patterns can buy two and a half Médecins Sans Frontières jeeps, equipped to deliver medical aid to the remotest of areas.
Photographer: Jason Van Dyke
Caption: The exhausted team back in Lankien after the ten hour return walk.
Your yarn swapping events can send a surgeon to the front line of armed conflicts or disasters for 122 weeks (that’s more than 2 years!).
Photographer: Mathieu Fortoul
Title: Hôpital Communautaire de Bangui
Caption: Surgeon Bernard Leménager operating on a patient admitted for a gunshot wound.
Your stash diving for yarn to donate to swaps can provide antibiotics to treat 30,000 war wounded people.
Photographer: Laurence Hoenig
Caption: Hassanya Yaya – 12. She was shot. The bullet touched her under the eye and killed the passenger who was sitting next to her in the bus. She doesn’t know where her parents are. Garoua-Boulaï Hospital in Cameroon.
Your donations at yarn shows can provide life-saving anti-malaria treatment to over 150,000 children.
Photographer: Corinne Baker
Caption: MSF’s malaria outreach team testing and treating people for malaria in Apada village, outside Aweil town, Northern Bahr-el-Ghazal state.
Your crocheting of P/Hop patterns can help vaccinate 261,320 children against measles in susceptible areas.
Photographer: Florence Fermon
Caption: An estimated 6,000 refugees who fled violence in CAR settled in Bitoye in southern Chad. MSF provides refugees in camp Bitoye primary health care and, in February 2014, conducted a vaccination campaign against measles, meningitis A and polio.
Thank you – please keep P/Hopping!
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