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EMMS Hails Campaign Response

Monday June 11 2018

EMMS International staff and fundraisers, from left: Jamila Fox, Executive Assistant; Martyn Crooks and David Fleck, Reap & Sew Market, Re:hope Church Glasgow; James Wells, EMMS CEO; Katie Allan, Supporter Care Fundraiser; Penny Mordaunt MP, International Development Secretary; Louise Macleod, Head of Events; Caroline Galffy, Volunteer; Erica Bankier, Kirkintilloch Baptist Church; Karen Reid, Director of Fundraising; Alison Steele, Development Officer


Christian healthcare charity EMMS International has announced that its ‘Every Life Matters’ appeal at the turn of the year raised over £1.7m.

The appeal ran from November 2017 to January 2018 with eligible donations from the UK public being matched, pound for pound, through the UK government UK Aid Match scheme.

Donations and match funding will be used to improve care for people with incurable illnesses in Malawi.

The UK government’s International Development Secretary, Penny Mordaunt, joined EMMS staff and supporters last month to celebrate the success of the appeal.

Mrs Mordaunt said: “EMMS International provides lifesaving healthcare to vulnerable people suffering from incurable illnesses in the most remote areas in Malawi and helps them grow their own food to continue to support their families during the most challenging times of their lives.

“Scotland has had a close relationship with the people of Malawi that goes back for generations and I would like to thank the public for their generosity in helping to raise such a life-changing sum. Every donation made to the Every Life Matters appeal is being matched pound for pound by the UK Government to double the impact of this vital work.”

EMMS International’s CEO, James Wells, said: “‘Every life matters’ is not just the title of this campaign, but the vision that underpins all of our work. We’re thrilled that so many people share that belief and have helped to raise this amazing amount. With every gift being doubled by the UK government this will help thousands of families in Malawi get access to the healthcare and food they need so that lives aren’t wasted in hunger and pain.”

Among the contributors to the campaign were Longniddry Parish Church, who raised £3350. Minister, the Rev Robin Hill, said: “Longniddry Parish Church has been a long-standing supporter of global healthcare improvement projects. In recent years, Malawi has been a particular focus and we are delighted to have the opportunity to have our gift doubled to £6700 through the UK Aid Match scheme.”

And the Very Rev Dr Lorna Hood, trustee of the Hope Trust, said: “The trustees are happy to support a charity which seeks to bring improvements in healthcare with Christian compassion to some of the world's poorest communities and with the focus on Malawi which is one of the Church of Scotland’s closest missionary partners.”

EMMS International grew out of The Edinburgh Association for Sending Medical Aid to Foreign Countries, founded in 1841. Today it provides healthcare services to poor communities in Malawi, Nepal and India.

EMMS website.


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