The team has done an incredible job and despite tired legs, and with only 11 days to go, we have extended our fundraising challenge to Dublin, adding an additional 450 miles to our challenge. Dublin is the home of our new colleagues at Global Diagnostics Ireland.

We need your help!

Medica is proud to support RefuAid, a charity helping refugees in the UK, by collectively walking, running, swimming and cycling 2600 miles throughout the month of November. You can help by sponsoring the team as you watch our virtual progress from Syria to Hastings. All sponsorship will be matched by Medica, so your donation is doubled!

Why we are supporting RefuAid

We live in a country where highly skilled healthcare staff, escaping conflict as refugees, are working in the UK in jobs outside of healthcare. Medica has teamed up with RefuAid to help unlock the potential of these refugees, who often have experience of conducting their profession in very difficult environments. Not only can we provide financial support and advice, but we also hope to leverage our network of clients and reporters to help radiologists and radiographers back into work within healthcare.

This year we are sponsoring Dr. Mohammed Jalaleddin, a refugee and radiologist from Syria. Dr. Mo is currently working towards his GMC registration with the ultimate goal of practicing as a Radiologist in the NHS.  Dr. Mo, from Latakia in Syria, moved to London in 2016 and was reunited with his wife and children who fled for safety in 2014. Dr. Mo obtained his primary Medical qualification in 2005 and worked in radiology between 2009 and 2012 when he was forced to stop working because of the war.

Since arriving in the UK he has successfully completed his PLAB Part One and is currently studying for PLAB Part Two. Medica and RefuAid are supporting Dr. Mo through this process.