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An evening to remember

by Michael Ford last modified 17 Sep, 2021 11:21 PM

Supporters of the Salisbury-Sudans Medical Link, including Bishop Andrew, recently spent a "glorious" evening at a fundraising event at Cranborne Manor.

Billed as an evening of wine, canapés and music hosted by Lord Cranborne himself, the event attracted dozens of well-wishers and donors, at £20 a head.

Previous story here.

Our contact Jodie Harrod says:

"Renewing Hope was brought to life as generous donors and sponsors enjoyed a glorious evening at Cranborne Manor thanks to the very generous support of Lord Cranborne.

"It was a wonderful evening where everyone was able to wander in the beautiful gardens and enjoy a glass of wine whilst listening to live music. Prayers were answered as the rain and predicted thunderstorms failed to materialise.

Sudans Medical Link fundraising Soiree at Cranborne Manor- towards the gate

"Funding raised during the evening will now go immediately to support the training of suitably qualified Christian students to become nurses, midwives and clinical officers within their local communities in South Sudan.

"John Simmons, Chair of the Sudan Medical Link Committee, expressed his thanks to all those who attended on the evening or donated on the JustGiving website, which remains open until the end of September."

To date, the £2,000 target has been exceeded: the total on the page is £2,470 from 58 supporters.

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Sudans Medical Link fundraising Soiree at Cranborne Manor- display stand

The Diocese of Salisbury has been linked to what is now South Sudan for many years. The Sudan Medical Link was established to provide medicines and medical supplies to the Episcopal Churches of South Sudan and to fund clinical training for suitably qualified Christian students.

Building on the well-established Salisbury Sudan Link, the two churches separated by distance and culture try to care for one another by sharing resources, experience and practical help.

South Sudan is one of the poorest countries in the world with poor access to health services and a limited number of health workers.

Babies sadly, often die during child birth and the maternal mortality rate in South Sudan is one of the highest in the world (2,054 per 100,000 live births). One in ten children dies before the age of five.

Preventable diseases such as malaria, diarrhoea and pneumonia are not always treated because of the lack of medicines.

Sudans Medical Link fundraising Soiree at Cranborne Manor- towards the house

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