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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.

Sponsored walk raises over £800 for the Link

October 8th, 2012 · No Comments · News

The walkers gather at Oxwich Bay, Gower

Thirty supporters of the link including one baby and six dogs walked for 12 miles around The Gower, Swansea on Saturday 22nd September

and raised over £800 in sponsorship. Click here to find out more.



Sponsored Walk Saturday 22nd September!

September 19th, 2012 · No Comments · News

Join us in a 10 mile circular walk via Reynoldston/Cefn Bryn and Three Cliffs Bay in Aid of The Gambia – Swansea Vision 2020 Link.  A £5 entrance fee includes a T-Shirt and BBQ – 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

Case Study: Mr Sillah the Director of the National Eye Care Programme

June 18th, 2012 · No Comments · News

Elinor Laws, a student at Gower College, Gorseinon, Swansea travelled to The Gambia in November last year as part of  the visiting team from Singleton Hospital. One of Elinor’s projects during the visit was to interview Mr. Sillah the Director of the National Eye Care Programme. To read Elinor’s interview click here.


Charity Fashion Show!

February 14th, 2012 · No Comments · News

Come and show your support for the link at our Charity Fashion Show. Saturday 3rd March, 7.30pm in Bishopston Comprehensive School.  With Special guest Siany from The Wave as compere! Followed by live band Santa Cruz! Tickets £5 –  available from the Orthoptic Dept or Bater’s Opticians in Singleton Hospital. Tel 01792  285289.

Gambia Visit – 11th to 18th November 2011

November 13th, 2011 · No Comments · News

A team of 8 professionals from Swansea visited The Gambia from the 11th to 18th November. The team consists of David Laws, Consultant Ophthalmologist, Stella Elliott, Link Co-ordinator, Suzanne Martin, Orthoptist, Susan Williams, Theatre Sister, Jatinder Parmar, Clinical Pharmacist, Constantin Magurean, Medical Engineer, Martin Wasik, Ophthalmologist and Elinor Laws, Student.

Please click here to read Elinor’s blog . Click here to read about Stella and Jat’s visit to The Rotary Club of Banjul. Click on the following names to read their visit reports: Suzanne, Jatinder

Charity Quiz Night 25.06.2011!

July 4th, 2011 · No Comments · News

The Third Annual Gambia-Swansea Vision 2020 Link Quiz night held in Blackpill Community Hall was a huge success! £678 was raised for the link! Click here to read more…

Rotary Supports Hospital Links between Swansea and Gambia

June 30th, 2011 · No Comments · News

President of Swansea Rotary Club, Andrew Bellamy donates a cheque for £750

President of Swansea Rotary Club, Andrew Bellamy donates a cheque for £750

At a recent (June 2011) meeting members of the Rotary Club of Swansea heard from Stella Elliott and David Laws of the links established between the Eye Department of Singleton Hospital, Swansea and the Regional Eye Care Centre in Banjul, Gambia.

As a result the outgoing President of Swansea Rotary Club, Andrew Bellamy, decided to donate a cheque for £750 to help fund training for an Optometry Technician in Gambia. This would be the first post of this kind in the Gambia, and the funding provided would be matched by a similar contribution from the local Rotary Club in Banjul.

The picture shows Andrew Bellamy presenting cheque to Consultant Ophthalmologist David Laws and Scheme Coordinator Stella Elliott.

For further information please contact either Andrew Bellamy or Stella Elliott