In 2015 the children, staff and parents of Terra Nova raised the amazing amount of £15,000 for the charity Facing Africa. Chris Lawrence who founded Facing Africa in Ethiopia came to Speech Day and received the cheque and spoke briefly about Noma, the acute gangrenous infection affecting the face of children and expressed his gratitude for the fundraising activities the school community undertook.
Since then the school’s Medical Officer, Dr La Coste has been fortunate enough to visit Ethiopia and not only see where all the money is being spent but in her capacity as a doctor, she has helped to make sure these children get the superb surgical care they need. Dr La Coste was just amazed at the outcome of the surgery and the difference it makes to the lives of the children.
To learn more please visit: facingafrica.org and watch the documentary made by Ben Fogle by the BBC when he visited. 2 further programmes will be on Channel 5 before Christmas. On behalf of Facing Africa, Dr La Coste wishes to thank the TN community for their continued support.