Cycling for Newborns!

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July 25th 2016

Our good friend Ken Atkinson, Chairman of Grant Thorton, will be cycling for an amazing cause in August.  He will be cycling along side British Consul General Ian Gibbons the first hour of ‘Bright Lights’ which is a 24-hour static bike ride to keep the Caravelle Hotel sign lit by pedal power!

Newborns Vietnam is a UK registered charity that Ken joined as Chairman of the Board of Trustees in April this year.

Newborns Vietnam, established in 2011, has as its primary goal  to reduce infant mortality and to facilitate the health of newborns and their mothers with main focus on such developing regions as South East Asia in general and Vietnam in particular. Throughout the first four years of operation, NV has built significant partnerships with Da Nang Department of Health and Da Nang Hospital for Women & Children (Danang Hospital).

Since starting operations, NV has successfully conducted an impressive range of training programs with extremely good results, as demonstrated by the 50% reduction in mortality rates at Da Nang Hospital, a 50% reduction in the use of antibiotics and a tripled rate of breastfeeding now standing at 87%.

Participants are cycling through the night for 24 hours to help raise funds for Newborns Vietnam, which will be used to bring UK University and Hospitals specialists over to train and work with Vietnamese nurses to drive improvement in the survival chances of pre-term and sick newborns.

Please help out by making your donation through the link below andplease indicate that you are supporting Ken in this event with a suitable comment like “Go Ken Go”!!



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