Thank you to everyone who joined us for the Extraordinary General Meeting (EGM) and Walk RED Malawi 2016 on Sunday.
Those who attend the EGM, and those who submitted proxy votes, confirmed the vote taken at the AGM. We now acknowledge our international work in our charitable objectives.
The walk itself went well too. Nobody needed a Haemophilia Scotland umbrella and everyone looked great all dressed in red.
As we walked along we talked about what is already being achieved in Malawi through our Malawi Diagnosis Project. Our fantastic volunteers have just returned from training over 350 healthcare professional in techniques for spotting potential bleeding disorders patients. Thanks to the project, they now know about the new Haemophilia Clinics which are opening in Malawi. The patients they refer will have access to laboratory tests and treatment.
You can make a donation to support this extremely important work online or by text.
We’ve set up a campaign on Just Giving so that you know that all of the money you donate will go to the project. You can also tell us to collect the gift aid for your donation.
To donate three pounds by text send MALA31 £3 to 70070. If you’d like to give more then just change the amount. For example, you can donate five pounds by texting MALA31 £5 to 70070.
Thank you for your support. The money you donate really does go a long way on the ground in Malawi.
Sabrina is one of our fantastic supporters. She took some really great photos at Walk RED Malawi and has kindly sent them in.
If you weren’t able to come to the walk and haven’t donated yet it isn’t too late. Just text FACTOR followed by the amount you’d like to donate (for example, FACTOR £10) to 70660.
All the money we raise will be spent supporting our friends at Haemophilia Malawi. They are a brand new patient group in Malawi and are keen to campaign for better diagnosis and treatments. With your support we can really help them make a difference.
When we all arrived for Walk RED Malawi on Saturday morning the sky was grey, the wind was cold, and the café was shut! However, as if by magic once we put on our stylish new t-shirt and posed for the group shot the clouds parted and the sun shone all day.
Everyone pitched in manoeuvring the bugs past the trickier bits and we were rewarded with a fantastic view of Bothwell Castle. There was a lot of things to see; everything from ducks to cows to keep the younger members of the group entertained.
We found somewhere for lunch where Steven, our support driver for the day, could join us and all sat back in the sunshine to enjoy it before pushing on to Glasgow Green.
As well as all the fun and laughter there were some serious discussions as we went along. It was really interesting to hear about how bleeding disorders have affected different people in Scotland. We also though about what it must be like for those in Malawi who don’t have any treatment to deal with similar problems. It was certainly a motivating thought whenever anyone felt like complaining of sore legs! There was plenty of time to spare a thought for Mike Dorricott and everyone attending his funeral down south on the day too,
We’ve already raised hundreds of pounds towards our Malawi Project and are very grateful to everyone who has given already. However, we know there are lots of people who’d like to contribute who haven’t had a chance to yet. To make it as easy as possible we are making next month Malawi May. All the money we raise through text donations until the end of May will go to the Malawi Project.
To donate £3 to the Malawi Project just text FACTOR to 70660
You can give more by adding an amount. For example texting FACTOR £10 to 70660 will donate ten pounds.
Here in Scotland we are fortunate to have access to some of the best Haemophilia services and treatments in the world.
However, around the world 70% of people with a bleeding disorder don’t have access to any or adequate treatment. We are working with a brand new patient association in Malawi to help them advocate for improvements in care. To mark World Haemophilia Day we are organising a fantastic fundraising walk in Glasgow on 25th April. All the money you raise will go to help us support our friends in Malawi.
Find out more and register today on our events page.
If you’d like to know more about bleeding disorders in Malawi you can find out what happened when Susan and Joan visited last year.