Nurse’s African mission set for October

Amanda Jackson is the new head of children's nursing at Northern Lincolnshire and Goole Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust.
Amanda Jackson is the new head of children's nursing at Northern Lincolnshire and Goole Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust.

An Epworth nursing boss will cycle around the Isle next month to top up funds for a trip to Malawi.

North Lincolnshire’s head of children’s nursing, Amanda Jackson, is two-thirds of the way to the £3,000 she needs to return to help sick children in one of the world’s poorest countries.

Along with colleague Clare South, and many supporters, Amanda has raised money through cake and car boot sales, a quiz night and fashion show, and she now has a football shirt signed by the Everton team to raffle off.

But on July 13, Amanda will set off from Crowle to bike the Isle and raise another £200 or so towards her goal.

She said: “The fundraising has gone really well - we managed to raise £300 at two cake sales alone, so it’s looking good for October 1 when our flights are booked to Malawi.”

Both Amanda and Clare were in Africa over a year ago and were determined to return to help people there suffering from disease and extreme poverty.

“We will be working in the same areas as previously which is good because we can literally take up where we left off,” said Amanda.

To support her visit www.gofundme.com/2dupu8