The three lovely ladies from #teamhonk which I know through the twitter and blogosphere have been in Ghana getting a first hand experience on how comic relief and the money they receive have helped. These three ladies are Annie Spratt from @mammasaurusblog Tanya Barrow from @mummybarrow & Penny Alexander from @aresidence who make up the #teamhonk together with the brilliant Jonathon Ross @wossy & Davina McCall @thisisdavina have been tweeting, blogging, radio & tv broadcasting from 4 different venues of great achievement in Ghana.
When the ladies from #teamhonk asked who wanted a picture postcard from one of these projects and write a blog about it I didn’t have to think at all I just said yes of course I would like to write about it.
I have always admired the enthusiasm and commitment from celebrities and “regular folk” alike when it comes to comicrelief. But last year it hit home even more than usual because we had our boys in August ’11 so sitting there watching the specials and the show on Red nose day was doubly hard.
The picture I was sent shows the vaccination project Jonathon, Davina, Annie, Tanya, Penny and the rest of the comic relief crew went to visit.
So without further ado here is the picture the wonderful Penny sent me:
Nurses in action at the Health Centre here in Ghana, putting mums and babies at ease as they give vaccinations. Diarrhoea accounts for 10% of deaths among Ghana’s under-fives. Rotavirus, which causes gastroenteritis, can lead to severe dehydration and accounts for 40% of these diarrhoea-related deaths.
Comic Relief has given GAVI a grant of $200,000 to provide rotavirus vaccine in Ghana to help prevent against this potentially fatal condition.
This is a digital postcard sent from TeamHonk (www.mammasaurus.co.uk;www.aresidence.co.uk; http://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 http://www.teamhonk.org
So please dig deep and give as much or as little as you can spare and why not indeed do something funny for money. All the information you need to get involved you can find here at http://rednoseday.com and don’t forget to check out the team honk website too: http://teamhonk.org
Live from Ghana at the vaccination project this morning Jonathon & Davina talking to sky news: