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Alan Fricker

I want to help provide library services to health workers in Sierra Leone. I ran a big loop between all the King's College London Libraries!

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UPDATE - mission accomplished!  Still time to donate.  You can have a look at my route and the pictures I took along the way. 
I am a health librarian of long standing and an ungainly runner. 

I was really pleased to find out about the work of African Hospital Libraries and am keen to help fund work that is close to my heart. 

NHS libraries often use the quote "Knowledge is the enemy of disease" and I believe getting high quality evidence into the hands of health workers in Sierra Leone can help make a real difference.

I work at King's College London and this run is part of our efforts to see how we can support African Hospital Libraries as part of our commitment to service.

I have set myself an ambitious target and hope with your support to get there - it would be great to fund a member of library staff for a year!  

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Event details

Run the King's College London Libraries

My plan is to draw a big loop on the map between all the libraries operated by King's College London and then run between them all (see the image for a rough idea of my route). 

I think this should be about 16km in total which is currently further than I have ever run in a single session.  I would also be navigating some unfamiliar streets so the chances are high that I will end up running rather further. 

I'll take a picture of me looking increasingly haggard at each library I call on and will share them with my sponsors!  Who knows I may have some colleagues for company.

Event date

08-December-2018 00:00  - 
08-December-2018 00:00

Event type

Running / Walking

Event is completed


Well done Alan, from Potenza, Marisa and all the team at Epsom and St Helier Library Services.
Donation by ESTH Library Services
on 04-02-2019
£7.50 gift aid
Well done! Sal.
Donation by Sal
on 02-01-2019
Well done Al. I can’t even run for a bus so totally in awe of his achievement. Sorry to be so late donating!
Donation by Sarah
on 20-12-2018
£5.00 gift aid
Bravo Big Bro!
Donation by Mike
on 17-12-2018
£0.00 gift aid
Well done for accomplishing your mission!
Donation by Fatima Almeda
on 11-12-2018
£1.25 gift aid
well done Alan!
Donation by Emily B
on 10-12-2018
£1.25 gift aid
Well done and good work
Donation by Paola H
on 10-12-2018
£2.50 gift aid
Well Done Alan!
Donation by Linda
on 08-12-2018
£5.00 gift aid
I salute your indefatigability!
Donation by Pablo
on 08-12-2018
Run like the wind!!
Donation by Sam
on 08-12-2018
£2.50 gift aid

Donation summary

Online Donations: £1,429.66
Offline Donations: £50.00
Total Raised: £1,479.66
Total Raised
with gift aid:    £1,803.07

Donations closed

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