Members of the Association of Independent Specialist Medical Accountants (AISMA) have raised over £13,000 for independent humanitarian medical aid organisation Médecins Sans Frontières. The AISMA Big 15 fundraising challenge celebrates the Association’s 15th anniversary and marks 15 years of high quality, specialist accounting services for the medical profession. Sponsored events organised by AISMA accountants throughout the UK have included walking 15 miles, climbing the 15 Peaks, cycling 150 miles, shedding 15lbs, together with dress down days, cake sales and quiz nights.
At AISMA’s annual conference, held at Eastwood Hall, Nottingham, on Thursday 13th May, Sam Knight, Digital Fundraising Officer, Médecins Sans Frontières joined AISMA accountants to cheer on committee members Luke Bennett and Andrew Johnson as they undertook a gruelling 15km indoor running and rowing challenge. Later Mr Knight spoke to the conference delegates about the work carried out by Médecins Sans Frontières in Amman, Jordan where surgeons provide complex reconstructive surgery for Iraqi children suffering devastating injuries from the continuing violence across the border.
Head of Fundraising at Médecins Sans Frontières, James Kliffen, says: ‘MSF is a charity close to the hearts of many doctors. We are delighted that AISMA has decided to raise funds for the charity which will go directly to our Amman surgical project.’
AISMA hopes to raise a total of £15,000 for Médecins Sans Frontières. Doctors wishing to donate can visit www.justgiving.com/aisma
AISMA committee members Andrew Johnson (left) and Luke Bennett (centre) are joined by Sam Knight, Digital Fundraising Officer, Médecins Sans Frontières (right).