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Humanitarian Fund Project Report

May 7th, 2015 · No Comments · News

The link was successful in securing funding from the humanitarian fund of the British Medical Association last year. Click here to read the report submitted which describes the two visits to The Gambia in November 2013 and March 2014.

Case Study

March 1st, 2015 · No Comments · News

Mamundow Marong is a nurse assistant at the Sheikh Zayed Regional Eye Care Centre (SZRECC) in The Gambia.  Following the last visit of the Swansea team a case study was written about Mam’s role in testing children within SZRECC. Read all about Mam here.

Charity Quiz Night Saturday 15th November

March 1st, 2015 · No Comments · News

Thanks to everyone who supported us at the annual charity quiz night. A total of £946 was raised. Click here to read more.

Our FaceBook Page

November 19th, 2014 · No Comments · News

We have a FaceBook page. It has lots of useful information and photos of our events and visits to The Gambia.

Why not visit and Like it!

Swansea team visit The Gambia, March 2014

March 30th, 2014 · No Comments · News

A team of four from Swansea visited The Gambia between March 21st and 28th 2014. The team consisted of Stella Elliott, Link Co-ordinator, Suzanne Martin, Orthoptist, Colm McAlinden, Optometrist and David Laws, Consultant Ophthalmologist.

Click here to read Suzanne’s blog.


Gambian team visit Swansea Rotary Club

January 21st, 2014 · No Comments · News

Visitors from the Sheikh Zayed Regional Eye Care Centre were invited to Swansea Rotary Club during their recent visit to Swansea. The club has kindly made a donation in the past and was interested to hear how the link was progressing. Suzanne Martin, Orthoptist from Swansea gave an overview of the aims of the project and what has been achieved so far. Winston Ceesay, Consultant Ophthalmologist gave an example of how cataract surgery made a real difference to patients in The Gambia, the impact of which affects the whole family.

Pictured from L. to R. are Suzanne Martin, Haddy Sohna, Cataract Surgeon, Andrew Bellamy of Swansea Rotary and Winston Ceesay.


Sponsored Walk Saturday 14th September!

September 11th, 2013 · No Comments · News

Rhossili BayFollowing the huge success of last years sponsored walk, we invite you to join us again this year and experience the beauty the Gower peninsular has to offer!  The hilly 20km circular walk starts at the Britannia Inn, Llanmadoc and encompasses Broughton and Rhossili Bays.  A £5 entrance fee includes a T-Shirt – all you need to bring is a packed lunch, your sponsorship form and your walking boots! For more information contact Suzanne Martin in the Orthoptic Department/Singleton Hospital on 01792 285289/285213

Charity Quiz on 6th April raises money for link

May 8th, 2013 · No Comments · News

The fourth charity quiz in aid of The Gambia Swansea Vision 2020 Link was held on Saturday 6th April and raised £912.96. Click here to read more.

Gambia Swansea Football Link is Established!

February 27th, 2013 · No Comments · News

Football teamIn 2010 a link was established between a boys football team in The Gambia and one in Rhos, a small village near Swansea. Click here to read more.

Presentation at Wales for Africa Health Links meeting

February 27th, 2013 · No Comments · News

Sue Williams and Suzanne Martin  attended the latest Wales for Africa Health Links meeting held at Morriston Hospital, Swansea on Thursday 17th January. The Health Links network aims to bring together the NHS and public health links in Wales to share experiences and work together. Regular meetings are held at different venues across Wales. Click here to read more.