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Syrian Crisis Appeal call up

19 Sep 2013

New fundraising ideas to help those living in a warzone

A Student Support and Services counsellor is calling on colleagues to raise money for the Medicins Sans Frontieres Syria Crisis Appeal – with simple ideas that will also cheer up your team mates.

Mary Walsh is hoping her informal fundraising project will lead to a page on the Just Giving fundraising website.

She explains: “Colleagues sponsor could sponsor someone in their team to wash the cups for a certain period, or keep your lab clean for a week or longer, or to be the person who goes to fetch coffees in the morning.

“You could be the one sponsored to bring in the weekly cake or to top up the biscuit tin.

“There are probably lots of other things we could think of.”

Médecins Sans Frontières/Doctors Without Borders (MSF) is a charity that helps people worldwide, delivering emergency medical aid to people affected by conflict, epidemics, disasters or exclusion from health care.

In Syria the population are suffering not only from the direct consequences of civil war – bombs and bullet wounds – but also from having to leave their homes and belongings, and having their regular lives and medical treatments interrupted.  MSF teams have performed 267,146 medical consultations, 3,774 surgeries and delivered 1,428 babies in and around Syria since the conflict began.

Interested in fundraising?

Contact Mary Walsh at:

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