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A Digital Postcard from Ghana

To celebrate and raise awareness of the 25 years of Comic Relief #goodwork, three awe-inspiring bloggers flew out to Ghana to look at how money raised has helped. The bloggers are Tanya from Mummy Barrow, Penny from The Alexander Residence and Annie from Mammasaurus.
These wonderful ladies visited four projects:
  1. Virtuous Women and Children International
  2. African Outreach
  3. Vaccination Clinic
  4. Basic Needs UK Trust

I was particularly interested in the Basic Needs UK Trust and seeing how Mental Health is treated in Ghana, compared to over here.
Penny sent me a postcard to show me what they had been finding out whilst over there.



Dear Lauren

We arrived at the Basic Needs mental health self help group on a hot, humid afternoon to find the group running their monthly meeting under the shade of the trees. To the left is Angela Robey producer on Woman's Hour and to the right presenter Jane Garvey. The meeting is chaired by Dora a project beneficiary. The meeting covered the loans the group received to train and start new businesses, taking it in turns to share healthcare advice and ended with amazing singing. Incredibly inspirational.

Love Penny

This is a digital postcard sent from TeamHonk (www.mammasaurus.co.uk; www.aresidence.co.uk; www.mummybarrow.com) during their travels with Comic Relief in Ghana celebrating #goodwork.
For the past 25 years the money raised through Red Nose Day has been changing the lives of the poorest and most disadvantaged people in the UK and Africa. Let’s Keep Up the Good Work. Find out how at rednoseday.com


For other digital postcards please do join up and check out the linky on www.teamhonk.org
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