HELP NEEDED FOR LUC
Luc lives in Wiesenbach and found out in April that he has acute myelogenous leukaemia. An EMBL colleague knows the child very well and has asked if this message could go out to EMBL staff. In September, Luc will urgently need a stem cell donation but needs to find a match.
Help Luc by registering as a donator using the following link: Become a donor
Simply click on "See if you eligible". The registration will take a few minutes of your time and could save a life.
Further information about Luc click here
Thanks for your support.
Scafell Pike UK Trek 2017 challenge
Louise Carling-Oaten from HR in Heidelberg will be taking on the Scafell Pike UK Trek 2017 challenge on 9 September 2017 to help raise money for Marie Curie.
Scafell Pike is the highest mountain the England and the challenge will be a 9-mil trek with a 3,200 ft ascent. Marie Curie is a UK-based organisation that provides care and support for people living with any terminal illness and their families. Last year they cared for over 40,000 people across the UK.
Please help Louise raise money by donating to her fundraising webpage
Humanitarian for Children International
Michelle Oduor from the Budget Office in Heidelberg spends her spare time coordinating support for education and school materials for an Orphaned and vulnerable children in a town named Siaya, in Kenya. This project started in October 2008 as an initiative from her mother who identified some children in the village whose parents were affected by HIV and Malaria. Some of these children have no parents while some have one parent who is incapable of providing the required support for a healthy childhood. This project initially started as an Orphanage where children lived in the Orphanage home “Ayofo House”, but since intervention and negotiation with the Kenyan government there have been some new requirements from the Kenyan government that have led us to develop this project into an outreach program where some children are living with existing relatives, and receive some basic support from the Government. However this support does not include education and school materials. Hence the reason why this project must go on to raise money for Education to see to it that these children make something out of their lives and don’t end up on the streets or affected by HIV.
So far this project has made a huge difference to the lives of 20 children, many of whom were welcomed in from abject poverty on the streets, of which 5 have now made it to High School and two are completing their last year of school and hoping to join University programs next year. A great achievement in a village where many children tend to drop out of school. The Project is located in Awelo, a small village on the outskirts of Kenya’s third largest city, Kisumu in a town called Siaya . Through support from family and friends, Michelle brought the orphanage project to life and welcomes support either through donations, or sponsoring a child’s education.
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