This Year's Fundraising Efforts
Ladies Circle International Service Project 2017/2019
We join with Circles all over the world to support worthy causes. The current LCI ISP isthe Happy Hearts project in Botswana.
The project seeks to raise funds to build an interim home. The home will accommodate children undergoing treatment at Princess Marina Hospital in Gaborone and their caregivers. The home intends to cater for those patients that live far from the treatment centre. Ladies Circle Botswana has partnered with the Cancer Association of Botswana; an organization dedicated to supporting and caring for the sufferers and survivors of cancer and recognizes the lack of such a facility for children in the country.
The mission of Happy Hearts is to provide temporary accommodation for childhood cancer patients and their care givers from remote areas who have to undergo cancer treatment in Gaborone.
After its completion, the plan is that home will further provide a range of services to address patients' physical, psychological, social and educational needs.
- To offer a dignified home away from home accommodation for patients during their treatment period and avoid exposure to further side effects and risks.
- To provide an alternative place that will help ease the financial and emotional problems and relieve the stress of logistics, allowing caregivers to focus on giving moral support to their children
- To provide an environment that will support and mitigate against psychosocial burdens for the patient and caregivers and equip them with better copying skills.
Childhood Cancer is on the rise in Botswana and the main treatment centre is located in Botswana’s capital city, Gaborone, at Princess Marina Referral Hospital. A majority of the diagnosed cases are from children who reside outside of the capital city (Gaborone) where the main treatment center (Princess Marina Referral Hospital) is located.
Ladies Circle Botswana came to the realization that there were some childhood cancer patients and their caregivers that have to travel long distances of over 1000kms using public transport to Gaborone for treatment. As a majority of the diagnosed cases are children from very low income families, travelling the long distances and finding accommodation in Gaborone to access the treatment can prove to be very costly for the affected families. At times they have to travel on a monthly basis for treatment, and given their health, financial means, the children and caregivers are subjected to extremely tough, unfavourable conditions of travel and care during and after treatment.
Do you want to support the project?
Buy Presidents pin for 5 Euro.
Send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org
You can also buy the Happy Hearts pin for 5 euro or P50 in local Botswana currency. The Happy Hearts Pin is available in 4 colours: Yellow, Red, Lime or Pink.
Send an email to email@example.com
Donations to ISP can be made by bank transfer to:
Ladies Circle International
Avenue Henri Matisse, 16
IBAN No: BE94 6529 6244 6614
SWIFT/BIC CODE: HBKABE22
When you have made a donation please send a note informing the LCI Treasurer of your donation to firstname.lastname@example.org
The Round Table Trust
The Round Table Trust offers travel grants to young people from Britain and Ireland who volunteer for community service projects overseas. To be considered for an award, each applicant has to satisfy the following criteria:
- Will you be over 18 before you travel?
- Will you have to cover your own travel costs?
- Is your proposed community service project outside Great Britain/Ireland?
- Will your volunteering provide tangible benefits to vulnerable people and/or communities in need (rather than ecological/environmental projects/research/expeditions/treks or work placements/medical electives)?
- Will the community service aspect of your trip last for at least three weeks?
- Will you be willing to submit a written report about your trip on your return to the Round Table Trust and give a presentation on it to your local Round Table or Ladies Circle group?
- Would you be willing for your report and photographs to be used to promote the work of the Round Table Trust?
Find out more at www.roundtable.co.uk/news/round-table-trust