ENVIRONMENT: UK lady appointed Goodwill Ambassador of Operation Save the Children Foundation

Friday, March 18, 2016

The Office of the First Lady of The Gambia through the Rotary Club of Fajara Wednesday presented a certificate of appointment to the President of Royden Revolve Rotary Club of UK, Ms Patsy Dodd, as Goodwill Ambassador of Operation Save the Children Foundation.

This was in recognition of the good work that the Royden Revolve Rotary Club of UK has being rendering to the people of The Gambia.

According to the officials of the Rotary Club of Fajara, it was based on this commitment that the Office of the First Lady selected Rotarian Patsy Dodd, a UK Rotarian, as Goodwill Ambassador of Operation Save the Children Foundation and presented her with a certificate of appointment by the Office of the First Lady of The Gambia.

The presentation of the certificate to Ms Patsy Dodd culminated in the presentation of medical items to the Edward Francis Small Teaching Hospital by the Royden Revolve Rotary Club of UK on Wednesday.

Minyan Jobe, past president of the Rotary Club of Fajara, was also selected by the Office of the First Lady and presented with a certificate of appointment as Goodwill Ambassador of Operation Save the Children Foundation.

The objective of the certificates of appointment is to promote the ideals of Operation Save the Children Foundation, generate public awareness and understanding of child protection, and inspires broad positive committed action in support of the foundation’s mandate and priorities.

The certificates were dated 21 January 2016 signed by the First Lady of The Gambia.

The donated items to EFSTH included 4 GENITO-Urinary catheters, 5 BM machines, stainless steel instruments, 14 Nebuliser, Venepuncture, stainless steel, 21 various dressing, medications BM machines, 27 Oxygen Tubing, and BM machines ultra-wave machine among others.

Serekunda General Hospital also received 13 baby  blanket, 18 baby outfits, 20 clinic curtains, 29 baby blankets, an among others, all donated by the Royden Revolve Rotary Club of UK.

Speaking at the presentation of the items to EFSTH held at the hospital conference room, Minyan Jobe thanked all those who made the event possible, especially the Royden Revolve Rotary Club of UK for presenting the items in partnership with the Rotary Club of Fajara.

Mr Jobe added that the items were most-needed by the hospital and are not available in The Gambia, and that it was the hospital management that listed the items needed.

He was proud of the Royden Revolve Rotary Club of UK for fulfilling their promises in providing the much-needed medical items for the EFSTH, and thanked them for their support and efforts towards the advancement of the health sector of The Gambia.

The president of the Rotary Club of Fajara, Ebrima Toure, hailed the UK Rotarians for their continued support to the people of The Gambia.

Mr Toure further said the items would go a long way in helping the health services delivery, as the items were most-needed at the hospital, and commended the donors through Patsy Dodd, the president of Royden Revolve Club of UK, for the magnificent gesture.

“We are assured of a good relationship between the Rotary Club of Fajara and Royden Revolve Rotary Club in UK,” he said.

Momodou Lamin Jammeh, the public relations officer at EFSTH and Dr. Bassam Kattan, chairman of Medical Advisory Committee of EFSTH, both expressed appreciation for the donated medical items.

According to the EFSTH team, the gesture is geared towards helping humanity and their contribution and support is immeasurable to the hospital.

The EFSTH team also commended the Rotary Club of Fajara for the partnership, which is a clear indication of their concern and love for the improvement of the health sector.

Author: Abdoulie Nyockeh
Source: Picture: Dodd receiving her certificate of appointment from President Ebrima Toure of Rotary Club of Fajara