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Challenge event testimonials

We are extremely grateful for the fantastic fundraising achievements of both staff and members alike. Read the testimonials below to find out what inspired the volunteers to take part and raise money for RCOG global health.

Dr Kim MacLeod

Dr Kim MacLeod

Dr Kim MacLeod climbed Kilimanjaro in 2012 and raised £1,666 for RCOG global health.

“The best thing about undertaking this challenge was being able to see first-hand how the funds were used and the impact it made on patients and staff. Every penny I raised went to Mbarara Regional Referral Hospital and was used to install sinks and hand gel dispensers on the wards in an effort to create a culture of hand hygiene (in line with WHO guidelines) which will help to reduce infection rates amongst pregnant women. Further RCOG funding was also used to buy reusable single-use handtowels, water dispensers, soap and alcohol, as well as bednets and a patient board to clarify when medications and reviews were due to take place. I felt very privileged to think that our fundraising had made such a difference.”

Jessica Letters

Jessica LettersJessica Letters, Meetings Manager at the RCOG, took part in RideLondon 2014 and raised £1076 for RCOG global health.

“I was always aware that many RCOG Fellows and Members give up their time to work overseas but it was not until I listened to a presentation given by our Director of Development, Ann Tate, that I realised the extent of what goes on and the problems many women face. While I don’t have the skills needed to help women directly, I can ride a bike, so I took part in this challenge to raise money to enable people who do have those skills and expertise to improve the health of women worldwide.”

Victoria Bytel

Victoria Bytel

Victoria Bytel, Director of Membership at the RCOG, took part in the BUPA Great South Run 2014 and raised £700 towards RCOG global health.

“It was a surprisingly enjoyable day. The atmosphere was fantastic, there were cheering crowds along the whole route and there was a constant supply of jelly babies to keep us going! Plus you get a lovely shiny medal at the end for all your hard work (plus other goodies).”

Contact us

If you have any questions, or need more information, please email development@rcog.org.uk or call +44 20 7772 6414.

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