Story — Semiliki Turns 10!

November 28, 2019Fundraising, Medical Aid International, Oxford, St Matthew's Church, Story

We celebrated our 10th anniversary with an amazing event on Saturday 19th October. We were showcasing the phenomenal achievements of our partners in Congo and how the modest support we have sent has helped transformed hospitals and health centres, medical training and programmes for vulnerable women and children. You can see some of what we have been doing by watching this video.

The evening kicked off with live music from Penny and the band, followed by presentations about how Semiliki works and how we have worked in close partnership with organisations like Medical Aid International who brought along a full operating kit.

Tim Beacon, CEO of Medical Aid International, showcasing operating kit to supporters.

Semiliki’s surgical adviser, Tim Goodacre, explaining the huge impact in saving lives Semiliki makes by supporting operating teams in Congo.

We were privileged to have actors Zoe Mills and Claude Starling who performed to highlight how the Trust is equipping operating theatres to be able to respond to emergencies including trauma, and its support to maintain motorbikes and vehicles used for supervision visits by the medical coordinators.

The theatre team operated just in time to save the road traffic victim!….

removing a ruptured spleen……!

Thanks to the more than 60 people who worked tirelessly to make this such an interesting and entertaining evening, including Kate and the catering team for the delicious meal. All costs were covered by generous volunteers (none of the Trust’s funds are spent in the UK or on publicity).

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The evening ended with some sublime playing from Margaret.

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