Student's mission to help sick

A NURSING student is today within touching distance of fulfilling his ambition of helping sick people in Africa.David Garner, 26, of Hatfield Road, in the Nacton Road area of Ipswich, has been raising money for a trip to Ghana.

A NURSING student is today within touching distance of fulfilling his ambition of helping sick people in Africa.

David Garner, 26, of Hatfield Road, in the Nacton Road area of Ipswich, has been raising money for a trip to Ghana.

And thanks to an African drumming evening in Stutton Village Hall Mr Garner, a final year student at De Montfort University in Leicester, is one step closer to travelling to the capital Accra to work in a police hospital as part of his training.

Mr Garner said: “The event went really well and the music was great fun, everyone joined in.

“It raised about £550 so now I have enough money to pay for the trip; I just need to raise a bit more for the flights.

“Before I was worried I wouldn't actually get there and now I'm confident I will.

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“I'm nervous but I can't wait because working in developing countries is what I would really like to do.

“I've always felt that I have a calling to do that and I've built my whole nursing career around it.”

Mr Garner explained that he had now collected £1,375 of the £2,000 he needed to be able to complete his trip which should take place at Easter, just before he finishes his degree.

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