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Gambia For You charity run hands over D1000K to support Essau District Hospital

Nov 12, 2019, 12:19 PM | Article By: Cherno Omar Bobb

Gambia For You, in partnership with 4everywhere charity organisation, Monday presented a cash amount of one hundred and twenty-two thousand dalasi (D1022.00) to Rescue Baby Gambia, for onward presentation to Essau District Hospital.

The money was raised from the 2nd international run organised by 4everywhere charity organisation on 10 November 2010 at the Independence Stadium in Bakau. It is meant to help children born with blond diseases within North Bank Region.

Speaking at the presentation held at 4everywhere charity organisation office in Kanifing, Matarr Faye Director of 4everywhere charity organisation explained that the charity organisation was established in September 2014 to complement Government’s efforts in the advancement of Gambian children especially the vulnerable by proving them school and health materials.

Mr Faye added that money raised from their 1st international run was donated to The Gambia Paralympics Committee. He expressed their willingness to continue having the run as well as supporting Gambians yearly.

He thanked everyone who attended and took part in the run as well as all volunteers and everyone who supported in making the run a success.

Fabakary Saidykhan, Secretary of Rescue Baby Gambia explained that they focus mainly on supporting babies and mothers around labor.  He hailed Gambia For You and 4everywhere charity organisation for their support to Gambians.

According to him Government cannot do it all alone and as such this kind of gestures will go a long way in complementing its efforts to move from one level to another.

He highlighted that health is key to development, saying: “if you help a child during birth you help the mother as well.”

Regina Bawman, Founder Rescue Baby Gambia thanked Mr. Saidykhan for his tremendous support and understanding in ensuring they are able to fulfill their mission in The Gambia.

She also thanked all volunteers in the Netherlands as well as those who helped them in one way or the other, saying: “we need each other because united we stand”