Covid-19 crisis assistance: 3D face mask printing for NHS staff

The NHS has a great need of a lot of specialized equipment and materials at the moment. One item is surgical face masks. These can be 3D printed and though a contact of one of the Rose Charities UK directors assistance has been given to a facility being set up for the purpose which will provide masks at only material cost(s). (or free if sufficient donations)….    There has been a crowd-funding site set up .. which states..

The NHS is currently facing a severe shortage of Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) as a result of the Covid-19 outbreak, exacerbated by the interruption of supply chains from China. Priority has rightly been given to hospital workers but GPs and their staff have been asked to source their own PPE.    In the coming weeks, it is predicted that these healthcare workers will be seeing thousands of sufferers of COVID 19, exposing themselves to high loads of the virus and putting themselves at risk (over 10% of healthcare workers have COVID in Italy and to date 43 doctors have perished from this awful disease).   An essential piece of PPE is the universal face visor which is now part of the WHO & PHE recommended kit for examining these patients. Wearing this can significantly lower the risk of transmission and lower exposure to large volumes of the virus.   Across the country, people with access to 3D printing and appropriate equipment are able to make an approved face mask for the healthcare workers to use on the front line and we would like to do this without making any profit.

Earlier this week, four generous families started the ball rolling by buying a 3D printer each, and another family generously donated filament. Since then, many people have generously donated and we have been able to buy printers and materials so that, by the end of the week, we will be producing 500 shields per week.  However, this is not enough! We can significantly increase this to up to over 10,000 visors per week if we can raise enough money to start producing the parts through an injection moulding process. All the development work for the tooling is done, so as soon as we have the funds, we can give the go ahead for production! .When there is no longer a need for these visors, we will donate any printers bought with the money raised to secondary schools that need them.

Donate direct to the visor program, or  through Rose Charities UK (state where donation is for in our standard donation drop-downs)

 

Music for Malambo London: One Tree Hill Sinfonia; Schubert, Vaughan-Williams, Dvorak. Sat 15th September

One Tree Hill Sinfonia Concert

Come and help support the amazing work of Malambo Grassroots in Zambia . Education, Music, Income Generation Health programs in rural Zambia where needs are huge.  A chance to hear the amazing One Tree Hill Sinfonia and help so many at the same time.

Tickets 10 pounds. St Augustine’s, Honour Oak Park SE23.  6pm

Donations also always gratefully received: https://www.justgiving.com/fundraising/malambo

‘Maintaining Compassion in a Fractured World’ : Rose Charities 2018 Conference, Vancouver


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Rose Charities 20 year Anniversary Conference on International Community Development:  building  small, sustainable, local projects

Discussions; Workshops; Panels; Presentations…

Keynote speakers:   Ms Morgan Weinberg: Founder ‘Little Footprints, Big Steps’     Peter Robinson. Ex CEO. David Suzuki Foundation and M.E.C. Vancouver

…………..’Maintaining Compassion in a Fractured World’..………………..

Others will include,  Dato’ Lawrence Cheah – Rose International Chair and Social Philanthropist, Dr Andrew Macnab -International Health;  Dr Joanne Young – Hillman Fund; Dr Diana Carter – Cultural Psychiatry, Ms Sarala Adhikari, Jean Lubin,  Dr Nous Sarom, Richard Anthony – community program directors.  Program founders and leader also  from Rose Charities and other programs in Africa, Asia, and the Americas .

Information (doc),        Registration

Rose Charities 2018 International Report (pdf)

‘Healthy kids to healthy adults’ .. the wonderful work of ‘Prof Andrew..’

“Health promotion depends on individual behaviour change, coupled with appropriate technology and legislation. Prevention at a societal level relies on legislation and application of technology, but at individual level requires alterations in behaviour that are only achieved through education and attitudinal change.”

“Behaviour change usually only follows a life-changing insight, the equivalent of a light bulb coming on in the brain – it’s not the same for everyone – the trick is to find something that is relevant to and resonates with the population or group you are working with,”

“Non-communicable diseases (NCDs) are a particular challenge in Africa.  NCDs currently cause more than 60% of deaths worldwide and 80% in lower and middle-income countries (LMICs). And 44% of deaths from NCDs are preventable. The economic burden is very high – over the next 20 years NCDs will cost more than US $30 trillion – 48% of global GDP.”

“And in Africa, poverty and malnutrition enhance the severity and cost of all disease conditions,”

“So, we can’t wait to treat, we must prevent.”  …  read entire article (pdf)

University of Leeds Photographic Exhibition 2017 chooses Rose Charities UK as target charity !

The renowned University of Leeds Photography Exhibition and Competition, has honoured Rose Charities UK for its 2017 beneficiary Charity. With programs implemented for  20 years based world wide, Rose Charities was founded initially to assist in war-torn post conflict Indo-China area of S.E Asia where programs continue in Vietnam and Cambodia to this day The Leeds photographic exhibition this year targets Asia and is known for its high standard of creative talent.

Specific program focus will be the Rose Charities Cambodia Sight restoration and blindness prevention program and the Vietnam Orphanage assist programs (two orphanages (Be Tho  and Thien Phuoc )

(Images above by Megan Ellis (upper) and Rachel Miles (lower)

The Rooster Report ! Where we stand entering the new year !


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www.rosecharities.info/reports/rose-internat-report2016.pdf (click)

Advanced NZ Retinal Surgical training team for Rose Cambodia Eye Hospital

20150705_175911Images from the groundbreaking June 2015 Rose Charities NZ retinal surgical training team visit toDr Vra and Natalia’s Rose Cambodia Eye Hospital. June 2015. With retinal surgeons Dr. Muhammad Khalid, from Hawkes Bay and

Mike Webber (GNZM) examines a patient

Mike Webber (GNZM) examines a patient

Dr Rob Weatherhead .

This enormously successful visit organized by ike Webber (GNZM) Optometrist of Wanganui NZ , and funded by generous NZ donors resulted in a major upgrade of retinal surgical capacity in the excellent facilities of  the new international standard hospital   built by Dr Vra. The original Kieng Khleang clinic remains to help meet the huge demand in Rose Cambodia’s services to the poor

Hawkes Bay Retinal Surgical Consultant Dr. Muhammad Khalid in hands-on training

Hawkes Bay Retinal Surgical Consultant Dr. Muhammad Khalid in hands-on training

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Rose Charities UK Fundraiser for Smiles Uganda

Rose Charities UK Fundraiser for Smiles Uganda Education Fund

Funds raised will contribute to Smiles Uganda Education Fund keeping 45 impoverished Ugandan children in school for the next year.
This is the seventh year that events have been organized to pay school fees for these Kampala children who would not otherwise have access to education . Already the first graduate, Amos Alwa, has enrolled in Kyambogo University specializing in civil engineering!

Rose Charities UK and Smiles Uganda are run entirely by volunteers, so your donations go directly to benefit these incredibly worthy kids!

Rose Charities UK is delighted to support the fundraising this year. An event is being held at Raffles 287 Kings Road, Chelsea SW3 5EW Friday September 18th, 2015 from 7 PM to 9:30 PM . Come and enjoy a splendid cocktail party and canapé’s night with some of London’s hottest DJ’s. Tickets £25.

About Raffles 

The club has numbered amongst its former members Royalty, Politicians, celebrities and several generations of established families and has welcomed everyone from Princess Margaret, Earl Snowden and Lichfield, the world renowned American singer Barbara Streisand to the Canadian Prime Minister Pierre Trudeau.

In the early 70’s the club continued to enjoy the patronage of the highest levels of English society and on one occasion the Queen herself attended, together with Price Charles and Princess Anne, for the 21st birthday party of the grandson of the Earl of Mountbatten.

Raffles recently won several awards at the 2015 London Bar and Club awards night and is once again at the forefront of the London social scene.
Smiles Uganda Education Fund collective mission is to further youth education in Uganda. Our principle for our cause and charity is rooted in this quote:
“There are those who enter the world in such poverty that they are deprived of both means and the motivation to improve their circumstances. Unless they can be touched with the spark which ignites the spirit of individual enterprise and determination, they will only sink into apathy, degradation and despair. It is for us, who are more fortunate, to provide that spark.”
Please help us provide that spark. Donate here ; https://campaign.justgiving.com//charity/rosecharitiesuk/smiles-uganda
Or text SMIL18 £10 to 70070 to donate to Rose Charities UK and make a difference today. JustTextGiving by Vodafone.
Campaign Target: £7,500
Expiry Date: 10th October 2015
Thanks so much for your donation to this Appeal. Your support means an incredible amount to us. Thank you.

Rose Charities UK is very pleased to be involved in raising funds for ‘Smiles Uganda’.
Each year funds are raised for the next year’s schooling of 45 impoverished Ugandan children.
Please see the stories of some of these brave children in the linked video: Smiles Uganda children

On 18th September from 7pm to 9.30pm there is a ‘do’ at the prestigious ‘Raffles’ club on the Kings Road, Chelsea.
Come and enjoy a splendid cocktail party and canapé’s night with some of London’s hottest DJ’s.
Tickets are £25 from: www.RafflesChelsea.com/events or on the door. Please bring your friends.

All funds will go directly to the charity.
Both Rose Charities UK and Smiles Uganda are run by volunteers so your donations go directly to benefit these children.

In addition, ‘Smiles Uganda’ will receive part of the funds raised from Raffles prestigious 50th Anniversary event on the 1st October.
This will be held in the gardens of Berkeley Square, Mayfair with Guy Berber (Rumours) and a casino operated by Crockfords.
Tickets for this event can also be obtained through the above link.

If you would like to donate to this very deserving cause please go to https://campaign.justgiving.com//charity/rosecharitiesuk/smiles-uganda
or text SMIL18 £10 to 70070 to donate to Rose Charities UK and make a difference today.