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Today is Giving Tuesday, a global day of giving

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Today marks a special day in the calendar - Giving Tuesday, a day conceived in 2012 with a beautifully simple idea at its core: a day dedicated to fostering goodwill and encouraging acts of kindness.

Over the past decade, this notion has blossomed into a global movement, inspiring millions worldwide to unite, share, collaborate, and celebrate the spirit of generosity.

At Mildmay, we stand as a beacon of hope and care, serving in both the UK and East Africa. The funds graciously donated by individuals like you are pivotal in enabling us to provide quality care, treatment, prevention initiatives, rehabilitation, education, and health strengthening.

In the UK, our mission at Mildmay Mission Hospital revolves around the restoration of independence for our patients. Our unique rehabilitation programs for HIV-related neurological conditions, and specialised clinical and social services for people who are homeless, and those recovering from drug and alcohol addiction, have been instrumental in empowering many individuals to reclaim their autonomy.

However, sustaining our operations comes with its challenges. The average annual cost to keep Mildmay operational hovers around £3.5 million, with NHS contracts covering only about 90% of these expenses. This is where charitable donations play a crucial role, making up the difference, allowing us not just to maintain but also enhance our services and facilities.

In Kenya and Uganda, Mildmay's commitment extends to collaborating with governments, hospitals, clinics, and community projects to improve healthcare services. Our efforts significantly affect the well-being of communities, particularly in remote and underserved areas. From antenatal care and cervical screening to vital HIV education and prevention, our initiatives provide essential support, especially to vulnerable groups and high-risk individuals.

This Giving Tuesday, we invite you to join us in making a tangible difference. Your support is vital in our quest to brighten the lives of patients at Mildmay Hospital who, unfortunately, cannot spend this special time at home. Through our 'Presents for Patients Christmas Appeal,' we aim to bring a little joy into their lives by offering modest yet heartfelt gifts – from cosy pyjamas and toiletries to simple indulgences that can brighten their day.

Your contribution, no matter how small, holds immense significance. It is an opportunity to make a meaningful impact and spread cheer to those who need it most.

Join us on this special day, Giving Tuesday, and be a part of our mission to bring happiness and comfort to those in need. Your generosity will help us create smiles and warm hearts this festive season.

Together, let's make a difference.

Thank you for your kindness and support.


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