Sponsorship

The Practice is proud to sponsor the following:

 

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The Tumaini Fund

Founded in 2003 by one of our Partners, Dr Susan Wilson MBE (pictured), Tumaini is the Swahili word for Hope – it is also the name of a charity that seeks to alleviate the terrible suffering of Aids widows and orphans in Kagera, the most North-West province of Tanzania. Figures are unreliable, but average life expectancy there is 43 years, HIV carriage is thought to be 28% with, perhaps, 1 in 3 Mother’s delivering babies being HIV positive, a subsistence farmer will earn in the region of £55 each year, with which to support 6-8 family members. There may be 200,000 orphans in this region, which is the size of Northern Ireland. Since formation in 2003, the charity has established four offices in Kagera from which our social workers service the widows and orphans in the surrounding parishes. 100% of every donation goes out to Kagera, as any Channel Islands and UK costs are covered by Tumaini workers at source. In 2003 Tumaini is supporting 25,000 orphans. For further details please see http://www.tumainifund.org.uk/


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Tobyn Horton - Professional Cyclist

Tobyn Horton is a professional cyclist for UK based Team Madison-Genesis.

2014 will be his first season with the team having ridden for Team UK Youth for the 2013 season. Tobyn had the most successful season of his career in 2013 which included winning the Island Games Road Race and Criterium in Bermuda representing Guernsey. He also achieved many podium places on the British racing scene with strong showings in the Tour Series. To finish off an already memorable season he was voted 2013 ‘Channel Island Sports Personality of the Year’.

Tobyn is very appreciative of the help and support he has received from Queen’s Road Medical Practice over the past few years. As any athlete at any level will tell you, the importance of having medical back up on hand whenever you are feeling under the weather is crucial to keeping you on top of your game and 100% healthy to be able to train and perform to your best!


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Lee Merrien - Elite Marathon Runner 

Lee has been involved in the local running scene since his childhood, progressing from racing the middle distances, such as the metric and convention mile, to the now longer distances of the marathon. Career highlights thus far include representing Team GB at the 2012 London Olympics as well as major championships at European and World level. Lee has also run for Great Britain at cross country as well as for Guernsey at 3 Commonwealth Games and 8 Island games. Lee is Guernsey born and bred and still bases himself on the Island when not away on training camps in the mountains of Kenya or France.

A few of Lee’s Athletic highlights:

30th Place at the 2012 London Olympic Marathon

Competed for Great Britain and European (2010), World (2011) and Olympic level at the marathon as well as cross country at the European and World championships.  

First British finisher at the 2011 and 2012 Virgin London Marathon as well as a bronze medallist both indoors and outdoors on the track.

European Team Bronze Medal – Euro cross country Championships 2008

Three times Commonwealth Games Representative 2002, 2006, 2010 for Guernsey

9 times Island Games Gold Medallist

Marathon personal best of 2hrs 13mins

Has run a Sub 4 minute mile to his name   

Guernsey Island Record Holder for the 1500m, the Mile, 3000m, 5000m, 10,000m, Half Marathon & the Marathon.


Les Bourgs Hospice

Les Bourgs Hospice at Andrew Mitchell House was founded for the people of the Bailiwick in 1990 by Greville Mitchell OBE and Mrs Lisa Mitchell who recognised the need for a Hospice to provide the highest levels of compassionate and professional care to patients suffering from life-limiting illnesses, as well as their loved ones. All Bailiwick residents are able to come to the hospice for residential, respite and day care and there is no charge.

The hospice is independent and relies entirely on public support. This comes in the form of fundraising and donations as well as through the outstanding work of the small army of dedicated volunteers who give their time and skills to keep the hospice running. The fundraising target is currently in excess of £1,000,000 per year to meet the current running costs of the hospice.