Plymouth Medsin have had a busy few months fundraising for Pearls of Africa Special Needs Centres who are a charity who work in Uganda to improve the lives of children who without help would have a reduced quality of life and struggle to fit into family life and society.

We have had lots of fun holding bake sales and socials such as a live music event, games and cocktails evening and a Halloween jazz night with our University Big Band. Our Autumn fundraising total is over £350; an achievement which as a fairly small branch we are incredibly proud of. Along side our fundraising we have been integrating into the community in Plymouth by attending public events such as A21 Walk for Freedom and Love Diversity which were two events held here as part of Hate Crime Awareness week.

Current plans for the rest of this year involve a World AIDS Day educational lecture where we have a speaker coming to talk to us about HIV and his experiences working as a doctor in Uganda. We are also holding an Operation Christmas Child event in our Students’ Union, where we will be making shoe boxes of gifts to send to children across the globe.