Thank you to our latest volunteers, Rich & James, for coming to the aid of a local village destroyed by fire

  • James & Rich with boys from the village
  • The fire has damaged much of the village

Anita is currently in Bansang alongside a couple of faces you may recognise, Richard and James (friends of Anita’s daughter, Alexia, and son, Grant). Since their arrival, they have experienced a traditional Bansang welcome party, assisted in collecting blood from local villages for transfusions, helped with play therapy on the children’s ward, and contributed to the ongoing fundraising effort through the collection of information and photo’s for our sponsors across the globe.

As is so often the case, the positive changes that Rich and James witnessed around the hospital were juxtaposed with scenes of absolute devastation in a local village. As can be seen to a small extent in the photos above, fire destroyed much of the village, along with their entire harvest. It is a measure of Rich and James that they chose to give all of their remaining Gambian currency to the villagers.

It is important to note that although there are some big NGO’s operating in the Gambia, time and again they take far too long to react to such localised crises. The BHA is different. Under Anita’s guidance and in liaison with the hospital’s management, we have helped countless villages and individuals over the years who have been in urgent need. We are proud of the support we have extended in such circumstances; and we are forever grateful for your support in allowing us to be that constant source of hope.

If you are from the UK and would like to support our varied work, please text ‘BANS14‘ followed by your donation amount (£5 or £10) to 70070 (eg BANS14 £10)

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