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November 2016 visit to the Gambia – John Roberts-Harry’s thoughts

September 28th, 2017 · No Comments · News

I thought I had some idea about the problems facing people with eye conditions in less developed countries. I couldn’t have been more wrong. The feeling of dejection at the end of the first morning clinic is something I will never forget. The clinical conditions by and large were the same as we encounter in the […]

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November 2016 visit to the Gambia – Paul Lawrance’s thoughts

August 24th, 2017 · No Comments · News

It was with mixed emotions that I went to the Gambia for this visit. I always look forward to meeting all the folk in SZRECC and it was so sad that two key members of the Gambian team (Bakari Cham and Sherif Trawally) had passed away. I had fond memories of travelling with Bakari to […]

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Reconnecting the Link

July 17th, 2017 · No Comments · News

The trip in November 2016 was the first since Spring 2014, and long overdue! On this latest occasion a mixed group of volunteers visited the Gambia, some new to the project, and others returning once more after many previous trips. Half of the team were keen to meet their corresponding halves in SZRECC, and the […]

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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!

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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.

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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 […]

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Sponsored Walk Saturday 14th September!

September 11th, 2013 · No Comments · News

Following 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 […]

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