Skip to main content

This fundraising page is in support of

Dr Vaughan's work in Soroti Baptist Medical Centre Uganda

Fundraisers Banner image
Fundraisers Profile image

Mark Vaughan

Soroti Baptist Medical Centre provides medical care to an extremely deprived community in Uganda.

Raising money for
SaltPeter Trust

SaltPeter Trust Charity Logo

View charity profile

Total raised

None set

Donations no longer accepted

Donations closed

View donation summary


I have been a GP in Llanelli for over 35 years. My wife has just retired as a health visitor. Our involvement with the people in Soroti began two years ago. Our youngest son Geraint went to Uganda with EFOD, South West Wales for 2 weeks. EFOD is a project that usually offers life-changing experiences to construction apprentices, but he went to film them as part of his final year project in media production at Cardiff University. When he came home it was quite clear that the experience had affected him deeply. He had given away his shoes and clothes and most of his possessions. “You see, there are people with nothing” he said. Then he told us, “with your skills you have to go”.
6 months later we were in Soroti. EFOD had built a fabulous medical centre meant to provide primary care and overnight treatment to an incredibly deprived and poor community. The town had survived the horrors of Idi Amin and the even more dreadful atrocities of the LRA but there were huge challenges running the health centre. Malaria, HIV and tropical infections are commonplace. Without treatment children especially were dying needlessly. 

Event details

Action for Soroti Baptist Medical Centre Uganda

We have now been to Soroti 3 times. Most of our work has been to improve the care in the centre as well as a lot of hands-on treatment. We plan to return again in January. 2019. All of our visits have been self-funded. We have donated equipment and last time bought a new biochemistry analyser. We directly sponsor one young man to train as a pharmacy technician and fund some of the work at the centre via a small charity which has no overheads (the SaltPeter Trust). Last year we also raised £6,000 and after my father died, donations after the funeral went to the charity. Last April we bought grain when the rains failed.
We now have friends and a community that we care about deeply. This feeling seems to be reciprocated. We held our last team meeting in English, Ateso (the local language) and Welsh. I am Provost of the South Wales Faculty of the Royal College of General Practitioners. We have established a formal link with the medical centre.

Event date

15-August-2018 00:00  - 
31-December-2019 00:00

Event type


Event already started


Donation by Marian
on 31-05-2019
£33.00 gift aid
Donation by M
on 03-05-2019
£15.50 gift aid
Donation by Marian
on 09-03-2019
£12.50 gift aid
Donation by Marian
on 01-02-2019
£10.00 gift aid
Donation by Marian
on 01-02-2019
£30.00 gift aid
Marian and Mark are obviously very committed and involved with their Charity. This was evident in their presentation at the Tafern Y Deri charity event in December.
Donation by John and Louise Williams and Mike Brooks
on 08-01-2019
£0.00 gift aid
John and I were very moved by Marian's presentation at the Tafern Y Deri, Llanedi recently. Mark and Marian are obviously very dedicated, ensuring that the money donated is received directly by the people who need it most.
Donation by John and Louise Williams
on 08-01-2019
£0.00 gift aid
Your work is of considerable value in a part of the world which knows the effects of extreme poverty ,and destruction of life only too well.
Donation by Derek Vaughan
on 03-01-2019
Donation by Rhodri and val
on 19-12-2018
£37.50 gift aid
Donation by Trevor Rimmer
on 25-11-2018

Donation summary

Online Donations: £4,996.00
Offline Donations: £0.00
Total Raised: £4,996.00
Total Raised
with gift aid:    £6,117.50

Donations closed

MyDonate is not responsible for the content fundraisers post on their pages, but if you see something you feel is offensive or inappropriate, please let us know