Student paramedic from Banbury launches fundraising campaign for volunteer trip to help in Tanzanian hospital

A student paramedic from Banbury has launched a fundraising campaign to help fund her trip to volunteer in a hospital in Tanzania next year.

Monday, 26th April 2021, 9:27 pm
Updated Tuesday, 27th April 2021, 5:32 pm
Mica Lee, a student paramedic from Banbury has launched a fundraising campaign to help fund her trip to volunteer in a hospital in Tanzania next year.

Mica Lee, a third year student paramedic, has launched a fundraising campaign to help pay for her trip to volunteer in a hospital for three weeks in Tanzania in April 2022.

Mica is studying at Oxford Brookes University, and currently works as a student paramedic out of the Adderbury Ambulance Station.

There are several reasons why Mica is raising money to travel across the world, some of which include helping others and enhancing her paramedic career by developing her communication skills and confidence.

She said: "I also believe that people, myself included take a lot of what we deem just ‘life’ for granted, particularly our NHS.

"The hospitals in Africa are in a whole other dimension in regards to healthcare. They do not have an ambulance service, so many patients who attend hospital are seriously injured or unwell, and have had no ambulance treatment before coming into the A&E. They also are very limited on pain relief options, so patients such as mothers in labour do not have the choice to have pain relief.

"I have been wanting to be involved with something like this since I started university, however being a student takes it toll financially."

She launched a fundraising campaign through a GoFundMe web page.

She is also hosting a raffle with more than 40 prizes donated by local area businesses. Raffle tickets are £1 each, and can be purchased by making a donation through the GoFundMe page and using the person's name and making the following notation: x ‘number of tickets’.

Winners for the raffle will be drawn on Saturday May 29.

Mica has already reached the halfway mark of her £3,000 fundraising target, hopes to raise as much as possible.

Anyone who would like to make a contribution to Mica's volunteering trip to Tanzania can use the following web link: money raised will pay for the cost of her trip to Tanzania and help buy items such as soap and gloves for the hospital.

Some of the more than 40 prizes available for the auction include:

• Bishop’s Bakes £15 Voucher

• Box of Delights Breakfast Box

• Soph’s “pick me up” packages.Self Care Box

• The Body Shop product bundle (Mica Lee)

• Sophie's Magical Melts £15 gift bag

• Ella’s FM fragrances✨FM World Perfume and Car Air Freshener

• Box of 12 cupcakes (Dawn Lee)

• Bobo's Cambodian Kitchen £40 Voucher

• Bella’s Bespoke ResinResin Keyring

• Jo's Treats Box of 6 Cupcakes

• Author Gary Green ‘Bombs for Breakfast’ Book

• Nest candles 1 large and 1 small shell candle

• Sash-Events £10 Voucher

• Woodgreen Leisure Centre 2 x free lane swimming sessions

• Hampers of happiness Pamper Hamper

• Lovitae - love your life, love your self Crystal jewellery and stone set

• Lash lift kit and Lash tint kit (Amy Farebrother)

• Books Into Beauty Paper roll initial

• Larissa Lashes £20 Voucher (Honor Larissa Ellis)

• Human Tempo UK 1 hour full body assessment and massage

• Avon product bundle (Fifi Vu)

• Arbonne product bundle (Aimee Wright)

• Elegance Extensions £20 Voucher

• Concept Events 2 x tickets to ‘A Night with Frank Bruno’

• Beauty by Tracey - Express manicure or express pedicure

• Little Pigs Bake Mixed box of cookies and brownies

• The Julie Bruce Dance/Drama Academy The School For Stars 1 month of dance lessons

• BrowsbyZenara Digital Machine Hairstroke Brows

• Voujon's £30 Voucher

• Designed By Chan customised designed box

• Chloe’s Digital Prints A4 print and A3 greeting card

• Trinder’s Barbershop £20 Voucher

• Ivy & Rose - Pair of handmade polymer earrings

• Muffin Break Panini, Coffee and Muffin for 2 people

• Sutherland Car Care Bronze exterior package

• Personalised Pet Portrait (Lucy Densham)

• Lashes By Jessica Full set of lashes

• Spiceball Leisure Centre - one month gym membership

• Sharon Priscilla voucher

• The Coffee Guys voucher for coffee and cake

• Cornelia Maria Tuglui Watercolour painting

• VanJordans Coffee House Coffee Hamper