In 2010 Key Travel supported Maternal and Childhealth Advocacy International (MCAI) as our Charity of the Year
Following a company wide vote, MCAI was chosen as our Charity of the Year for 2010.
MCAI works to alleviate the suffering of mothers and children in countries where there is extreme poverty, armed conflict or other disaster. With the help of local professionals they deliver hands-on maternal and child friendly healthcare, specifically in hospitals but also integrating closely with primary healthcare. They provide training in emergency care for medical and nursing staff using the educational materials they develop.
We organised a variety of events throughout the year, with the aim of raising as much money as possible to help fund chemotherapy treatment for children with Burkitt's Lymphoma in Cameroon.
Burkitt's Lymphoma is the most common children's cancer in sub-Saharan Africa. It affects children between the ages of 2-16 and without treatment, is fatal. Key Travel was delighted to exceed its fundraising target and raise enough money to fund life-saving chemotherapy treatment for 15 children.
To find out more about MCAI, visit http://www.mcai.org.uk/