Malawi Appeal – Thank You!

In June Maersk very generously donated a 40 foot shipping container to go from our office in Brighton to Malawi for free so we launched an urgent appeal for donations of medical equipment and supplies to send on 30th June.

Thank you

We have been overwhelmed with the kindness and generosity of our supporters who have donated almost £7,000 worth of equipment, supplies and textbooks.  This was alongside additional donations of medical equipment, baby clothes, knitted blankets and baby vests, medical textbooks, bicycles, wheelchairs, nursing uniforms and an incredible donation of 548 blood pressure monitors which will help to save lives in pregnancy and childbirth.

A special thank you goes to Dave Hack, from Blue Sky Operations, who generously donated a truck full of furniture including desks, chairs, fridges, air con units and cabinets which will be used to kit out our medical reference library and training centre in Zomba Central Hospital.  He also took even more time off, along with his partner Lucy, to help us load the container.  We are very grateful to Dave, Lucy and all of our amazing volunteers who helped us to load the container on Thursday morning and those who helped us to pack up the donations in the week before – we couldn’t have done it without you, thank you!

Grace, our Country Director in Malawi, was visiting the UK for a short time in June and came to visit us in the office whilst we were in the middle of packing up some of the donations.  She was overcome by people’s generosity and had this emotional message for everyone who has donated and helped with our appeal:

Items donated from our wishlist included:

  • 5 x First Aid Kits
  • 2100 x Examination Gloves
  • 31 x Stethoscopes
  • 1900 x Sterile Wipes
  • 19 x Rechargeable Torches
  • 6 x Medical Ear Thermometers
  • 12 x Headtorches
  • 540 x Pregnancy Tests
  • 6 x Fans
  • 1 x Medical Privacy Screen
  • 5 x Blood Pressure and Stethoscope Set
  • 5 x Desk Lamps
  • 8 x Battery Charging Ports with 144 x Rechargeable Batteries
  • 16 x Waterproof Jackets for Community Healthcare Workers
  • 3 x External Hard-drives and 25 x USB Memory Sticks
  • 2 x Fridges
  • 50 x Baseball Caps for Staff
  • 312 x Hand Sanitiser
  • 7 x Rechargeable Floodlights for Health Centres
  • 270 x Notebooks for Training Staff
  • 14 x Pregnancy Wheels plus over 30 more donated
  • 23 x Pinard Fetal Stethoscope
  • 1 x Female Pelvic Muscle & Organ Anatomical Model
  • 71 x Nurses Fob Watch
  • 1 x Fetal Doppler
  • 6 x Baby Weighing Scales
  • 70 x Classic Thermometers
  • 82 x Rucksacks for our Community Healthcare Workers
  • Along with lots of medical textbooks and stationery














Thank you once again to everyone who made this possible, it is due to arrive in Malawi in late September so we’ll have an update then!