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10 July

OV in charity cycle for children in Yemen

Good luck to OV Kim Wadham-Smith (Cl 91-02) who is taking part in a charity cycle for children in Yemen.

Kim explains, “Having watched the terrible suffering of children from malnutrition in Yemen on the BBC news recently due to the civil war and impact of Coronavirus I was inspired to start a fundraising page with Save the Children (Yemen Crisis Appeal) to try to make a small difference. The war in Yemen is now over five years long and has left 11.3 million children in need of humanitarian assistance to survive. Extreme hunger and disease may have already claimed the lives of up to 85,000 young children. And after half of the country’s health facilities were destroyed through civil war, the impact of Coronavirus will be devastating.

Yemen has just over 500 confirmed cases of the virus, but there are reports of deaths from COVID-19 symptoms from around the country and case fatality is alarmingly high.

I am aiming to cycle 300 plus miles (hope to do more!) in July and August (3rd July to 3rd September).”

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Kim Wadam-Smith OV cycling