Members of the Association of Independent Specialist Medical Accountants have reached their £15,000 fundraising target for independent humanitarian medical aid organisation Médecins Sans Frontières. The AISMA Big 15 fundraising challenge, which has been taking place throughout 2010, celebrates the Association’s 15th anniversary and marks 15 years of high quality, specialist accounting services for the medical profession.
AISMA accountants have been organising events throughout the UK, including a gruelling 15km indoor running and rowing challenge undertaken by committee members Luke Bennett and Andrew Johnson at AISMA’s annual conference in May. Other events included sponsored walks and bike rides, together with dress down days, cake sales and quiz nights.
The funds raised by AISMA members will go directly to the Médecins Sans Frontières Amman project in 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 members have reached their £15,000 fundraising target. This is a fantastic achievement.”