Helen's £520 mercy cash

PUBLISHED: 02:01 03 April 2008 | UPDATED: 08:57 10 June 2010

A BUDLEIGH Salterton student nurse has raised £520 for an African health project. Helen Cox, 22, of Dalditch Lane, recently spent six weeks in Ghana as a volunteer for Amurtel at a health clinic in Akwakwaa which provides free treatment for locals. Shock

A BUDLEIGH Salterton student nurse has raised £520 for an African health project. Helen Cox, 22, of Dalditch Lane, recently spent six weeks in Ghana as a volunteer for Amurtel at a health clinic in Akwakwaa which provides free treatment for locals. Shocked by the level of poverty there, she organised a jumble sale to raise funds for clinical equipment and educational materials for the nurses and students.Helen, studying at Plymouth University, said: "I will be able to set up the study programme, buy equipment such as a delivery bench and baby weighing scales and other things that they are short of. Some money will be used to improve the lives of the local orphans. "We already had lots of good items to sell that were given to us, but as we were setting up in the morning people kept bringing more - some of these items were so nice they raised a lot towards our total, but everything counted. "The night before I was worried that there might not be many people coming to buy, but on the day they were queuing up outside! Thank you everyone.

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