The Atoll Challenge gives 55 desferal pumps to Maldivian Thalassaemic patients20 Nov 2014
Prodivers Maldives big boss, Staffan Hansson, initiated The Atoll Challenge event in May and it’s a great pleasure to see that the raised funds are helping the thalassaemic patients in the Maldives get a proper treatment.
Mueen, our senior diving instructor, who was one of the brave men who kayaked around the Lhaviyani Atoll to raise funds for the Maldivian Thalassaemia Society (MTS), flew down to Male a couple of days ago to attend the ceremony where a total of 55 desferal pumps were given to patients.
The ceremony was followed by a presentation where several prominent figures, including state ministers, doctors, Maldives blood service officials, MTS officials, and many patients and their parents got the latest Thalassaemia survey results.
The Atoll Challenge was awarded a certificate of appreciation by the MTS and everyone emphasized that this fundraising event will hopefully pave the way for more private sector charity events to help the Maldivians in need.