Student Nurses Will Help Deliver Healthcare To The Poor

STUDENT nurses from Ely and Soham are heading out to Ghana to help deliver frontline healthcare to some of the poorest people in the world. Sarah Rowlett, Lois Golding and Gemma Edgeley are heading to Cape Coast in the West African country in October to

STUDENT nurses from Ely and Soham are heading out to Ghana to help deliver frontline healthcare to some of the poorest people in the world.

Sarah Rowlett, Lois Golding and Gemma Edgeley are heading to Cape Coast in the West African country in October to help with maternity care, vaccination programmes, malaria treatments and family planning. All are in their third year of nursing studies at Anglia Ruskin University in Cambridge.

They have raised £1,140 so far to fund their trip, though charity cycle rides and raffles, but are looking for another £8,000 to make the three-week placement possible.

Cheffins in Ely and the Round Table are among the generous donors so far. If you would like your business to be among them, please send a cheque, payable to the Ghana Elective Fund, to 3 Trinity Close, Ely, Cambridgeshire, CB6 1AX.

<2455HD0608> Pictured, left to right are: intrepid student nurses Lois Golding, Gemma Edgeley and Sarah Rowlett.

Photo: HELEN DRAKE.