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Guest Blog - Large Outdoors Member: Ruth
A few years ago I celebrated my 40th birthday with three glorious weeks trekking the Annapurna Circuit in Nepal. It now breaks my heart to see that wonderful country, full of the most generous and joyful people suffer such devastation.
This Saturday I take on the 96 mile West Highland Way and Britain’s highest peak, Ben Nevis with Large Outdoors. I’m dedicating this trek to the survivors of Nepal’s 7.8 earthquake.
The full extent of the horrific devastation is increasingly being realised. The long-term impact on communities’ livelihoods, children ‘s education, and health and psychological well-being are unimaginable.
I recently joined joined Doctors of the World – part of the global Medecins du Monde network – as Head of Fundraising because I passionately believe in their mission. Doctors of the World provides emergency and long-term healthcare to the most vulnerable people wherever it’s needed most – at home in the UK and abroad.
Doctors of the World is currently providing essential medical help in Sindhulpalchok, one of the hardest hit areas, as well as in the capital, Kathmandu. Doctors of the World has already sent 20 tonnes of medical supplies and an emergency team of doctors and nurses to support their 40-strong team on the ground. Nepal’s healthcare system was already vulnerable before the earthquake, now it is a catastrophe especial with the monsoon season only weeks away. Infrastructure has been decimated, hospitals and clinics are overrun and medics are in desperate need of support. Doctors of the World will stay as long as it takes to rebuild Nepal’s shattered health system.
Please support me and the people of Nepal https://give.everydayhero.com/uk/walking-for-doctors-of-the-world-nepal-earthquake-appeal
If you’d like to find out more about Doctors of the World please visit: http://doctorsoftheworld.org.uk