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A2 Charities Weekend 2017: where your money went

In February 2017 the Heads of School, together with their fellow A2 pupils, organised a fantastic Charities Weekend in aid of the David Nott Foundation. Here is an update from the Foundation on the impact of the school’s fundraising.

The money raised at the 2017 A2 Charities Weekend has been invaluable in allowing the David Nott Foundation to pursue its various surgical missions around the world. Since the fundraising weekend, the Foundation has delivered training courses in Ramallah, Gaza and Mosul as well as Bangladesh and South Sudan.

As you will have seen on the news, members of the Rohingya Muslim minority in Myanmar have been crossing the border into Bangladesh with a variety of awful injuries, including burns and broken bones. In November, the Foundation travelled to Cox’s Bazar to operate on those with untreated wounds and teach the local doctors the best way to address the injuries they face. Thanks to the generosity of the staff, parents and pupils at Bryanston, the Foundation have been able to purchase two Braithwaite skin graft knife sets, which are vital in performing split skin grafts which cover exposed wounds and can make the difference between saving a limb or having to have it amputated.

Thank you to everyone who supported the A2 Charities Weekend and to last year’s Heads of School, Emma and Oliver, and the entire A2 year for making a difference.