We are now official a registered charity!! Woohoo!!

The African Maternity Link has been registered as a charity with the Charity Commission under number 1169905.


We are officially a registered charity! This has been months in the pipeline as it takes quite a while to sort out everything officially. Before now we were working under the status of a “health link” which twinned us (on behalf of Worcestershire Acute NHS Trust) with Lumley hospital in Freetown. We are now more appropriately able to continue our work in Sierra Leone, linking Sierra leone midwives with UK midwives.


The African Maternity Link has 6 trustees named:

Helena White- Chairman

Oli Jeacock

Liz McSporran- Bates

Kathy Humpherson

Karen Cauvin

Gaynor Massoud


Follow up visits. August 2016

In February 2016 Helena White and Oli Jeacock began the follow-up from the November and January workshops; this trip aims to complete that task, visiting the remainder of the attendees in their health centres

Travelling Personnel

Liz McSporran-Bates – NHS midwife (retired)

Gina Short – Senior midwifery lecturer


Objectives of Visit – August 19th-31st 2016

  • Visit two units a day in the Freetown area
  • Perform questionnaires with workshop attendees to gather data for monitoring and evaluation, particularly relating to cascading of training

Neonatal resuscitation (NNR) update session in each unit visited


To read the report please download the pdf here


Enjoy 🙂


The next workshops are to be October 2016 with follow visits November 2016

Valentines ball!!!

Our Valentines ball! 4th February! Wroxhall Abbey, Warwick..Come along and support us whilst having a fantastic evening out!

Tickets have gone on sale. If you would like some, email us or comment on our facebook page..Tables of 10 also going! Don’t forget you can book a lovely room in Wroxhall Abbey hotel!

Instead of the usual expensive night out for valentines why not come and support The African Maternity Link and have an ace night at our valentines ball! £45 per ticket..we advise trying to buy a table of ten with friends if possible..Spend the night at the hotel for £100 per room if you fancy stumbling just down the corridor..3 course meal..Raffle..Presentation..Auction..African entertainment and a disco discoooooo #africa #noonedeservestodieinchildbirth #savinglives #supportus #midwives #training #teach #dosomethingamazing #theafricanmaternitylink #lifeforafricanmothers #valentinesball #singletonswelcome #illfindyouadate