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Claire and Fatmata on 2-wheels for AHL!

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Claire Blacklock

Claire will cycle (30k) and Fatmata will travel by okada to the hospital and healthcare libraries in Oxford, UK and Makeni, Sierra Leone!

Raising money for
African Hospital Libraries

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Please lend your support to Claire and Fatmata on their epic challenge for African Hospital Libraries, as they endeavour to raise awareness of the need of the global health workforce to have access to vital up-to-date medical information.

Claire (AHL Co-founder and Trustee) cycled 30k, including up a hill, between the Oxford NHS hospital, Oxford Brookes and Oxford University health libraries. Fatmata M Kamara (Library Manager at Makeni Hospital Library), travelled by okada (motorbike taxi) to libraries in Makeni, Sierra Leone, on the same day! 

Please see a selection of photos from today's challenge below - apologies that some are horizontal/upside down. BT MyDonate has a limit of 15 photos - we have more than 40 that we could have shared! We will be sending all the Oxford photos to each participating library - thank you all so much!

Event details

AHL 2-wheel libraries challenge

Claire's cycle challenge started at the Cairns Library (John Radcliffe Hospital) at 9am and followed a route around Headington, central Oxford, Littlemore and back through central Oxford, finishing back at the John Radcliffe Hospital. 
Thank you so much to everyone who showed their support on the day!!! It was truly amazing!! Thank you.

Claire and Fatmata want to raise money to help build a much-needed educational Resource Centre at Makeni Government Hospital, for use by hospital staff and healthcare students. This will upgrade the Makeni Hospital Library from its current tiny room. The land is there, the contractors are ready to start. We want to raise at least £6000 from this challenge towards the building costs.

Event date

24-May-2019 09:00

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Donation by Librarian
on 30-05-2019
£7.50 gift aid
Go librarians go!
Donation by Anonymous
on 29-05-2019
£2.50 gift aid
Donation by Duncan Jones
on 27-05-2019
£2.50 gift aid
Donation by Anonymous
on 26-05-2019
£0.00 gift aid
Well done Claire. Do hope you reach your target. Lots of love Hazel xx
Donation by Hazel Mumford
on 26-05-2019
£0.00 gift aid
Great effort for a wonderful cause that is, in all likelihood, much overlooked. Blessings and my best wishes towards reaching your target!
Donation by G-Yan Nicole Man
on 25-05-2019
£0.00 gift aid
Well done Claire and all the team taking part. I hope you soon reach your target!
Donation by Louise Flude
on 25-05-2019
£7.50 gift aid
Great cause, well done!
Donation by James Read
on 25-05-2019
£5.00 gift aid
Well done Claire!! Sorry, better late than never!!x
Donation by Jess munro
on 25-05-2019
£0.00 gift aid
Best of luck Claire!
Donation by Vikki Kingdon
on 24-05-2019

Donation summary

Online Donations: £770.00
Offline Donations: £304.70
Total Raised: £1,074.70
Total Raised
with gift aid:    £1,233.45

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