Junior Doctor's fundraising effort for his hometown in Syria

Junior Doctor’s fundraising effort for his hometown in Syria

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A junior doctor at Peterborough City Hospital is fundraising for Save the Children after seeing the work that they do for his hometown in Syria.

Dr Karim Ghabra is undertaking a busy training regime around his night shifts and Ramadan to complete a 10k run on 9 July after witnessing first hand the poverty and help that is needed in his hometown of Damascus.

The junior doctor, who moved to the UK in 2014, has previously travelled to Syria to give out blankets and food to those affected by the ongoing war there. This year he has been unable to travel there and is determined to raise as much money as possible through Save the Children.

Dr Ghabra, said: “I want to try and help in whatever way I can, so the work that this charity is doing is something that is very close to my heart. I still have family living in Syria and fortunately they are safe, but many are not.

“Training for this has been difficult as I have to work around night shifts and Ramadan, but I often go for a run after my night shift to make sure that I am eating enough.”

If you would like to donate to Dr Ghabra’s fundraising page please click here

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