Tuesday, March 28, 2017 — A team of face-to-face fundraisers from Doctors Without Borders (MSF), will this week proceed to Mossel Bay as part of their three months garden route tour where they are raising funds for the organisation’s work in over 65 countries.
The tour which started on 14 March in Port Elizabeth will see the team visiting four different cities that are on the garden route. The fundraising team will be at Mossel baai Mall from Tuesday, 28 March until Saturday, 1 April 2017, after which they will proceed to Knysna. The team last visited Mossel Bay in July 2013.
During the visit, the team will also raise awareness about the organisation’s work of delivering emergency medical aid to people affected by conflict, epidemics, disasters or exclusion from healthcare. Residents will also have an opportunity to see the medical equipment and items MSF medical staff use in the field as these will be showcased during the visit.
Kelly Barlow, the MSF travel teams’ co-ordinator says they are very excited about the visit to Mossel Bay and are truly grateful to the people of Port Elizabeth who gave them a hearty welcome and supported the team with their generous donations for the past two weeks.
She hopes they are able to get 120 donors in the week that they will be in Mossel Bay and create greater awareness for the organisation.
MSF works in more than 65 countries, including South Africa and it relies on funds from private donors who contribute regular donations from as little as R15 on a monthly basis.
The organisation has three projects in South Africa including in ‘Khayelitsha in the Western Cape, Eshowe in KwaZulu-Natal where it works in close collaboration with local authorities to provide care to people living with HIV and tuberculosis as well as in Rustenburg where we give comprehensive care and treatment to survivors of sexual violence. The clinic offers a comprehensive approach meant to overcome the barriers that discourage victims from seeking medical care.