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FIRST AID AFRICA

EDM (Early Day Motion) 824: tabled on 16 December 2016

Tabled in the 2016-17 session.

This motion has been signed by 29 Members. It has not yet had any amendments submitted.

As this motion is using historical data, we may not have the record of the original ordering, in which case signatories are listed alphabetically.

Motion text

That this House congratulates First Aid Africa on reaching its fifth anniversary as a registered charity in 2016, having been initially founded in 2008 as a student society at Heriot-Watt University; notes the Edinburgh-based charity provides sustainable medical equipment and teaching in first aid in partnership with communities in rural south eastern Africa where access to health care is expensive and limited; further notes the organisation is still largely staffed by student volunteers who are trained and supported by the charity as they prepare and fundraise alongside their studies throughout the academic year before spending four and a half weeks of their summer teaching basic first aid skills in schools, community groups and hospitals; further congratulates First Aid Africa on securing funding from sources such as the British Medical Association Humanitarian Fund, as well as having grown its presence across UK universities with affiliated societies established at the University of Edinburgh, Queen Margaret University and Napier University, alongside Heriot-Watt University in its home city, as well as such groups having been formed at Robert Gordon University, Stirling University, Birmingham City University, Brunel University and the University of Nottingham; notes the organisation's successful AGM and Awards Night 2016-17 on 3 December 2016 which provided a platform for planned continued success over the next five years; wishes all of First Aid Africa's staff and volunteers well as they implement their progressive agenda; commends those who have already volunteered their skills to help those in great need; and encourages students who have not yet done so to make a real difference by participating in the charity's inspiring programme.

The first 6 Members who have signed to support the motion are the sponsors. The primary sponsor is generally the person who tabled the motion and has responsibility for it. The date shown is when the Member signed the motion.

In addition to the sponsors, the following Members have signed to support the motion.

Bardell, Hannah
Scottish National Party
Signed on 16 December 2016
Livingston
Brown, Alan
Scottish National Party
Signed on 16 December 2016
Kilmarnock and Loudoun
Cowan, Ronnie
Scottish National Party
Signed on 16 December 2016
Inverclyde
Day, Martyn
Scottish National Party
Signed on 16 December 2016
Linlithgow and East Falkirk
Durkan, Mark
Social Democratic & Labour Party
Signed on 16 December 2016
Foyle
Fellows, Marion
Scottish National Party
Signed on 16 January 2017
Motherwell and Wishaw
Ferrier, Margaret
Scottish National Party
Signed on 16 December 2016
Rutherglen and Hamilton West
Hendry, Drew
Scottish National Party
Signed on 16 December 2016
Inverness, Nairn, Badenoch and Strathspey
MacNeil, Angus Brendan
Scottish National Party
Signed on 16 January 2017
Na h-Eileanan an Iar
McGarry, Natalie
Independent
Signed on 16 December 2016
Glasgow East
McNally, John
Scottish National Party
Signed on 19 December 2016
Falkirk
Mullin, Roger
Scottish National Party
Signed on 16 December 2016
Kirkcaldy and Cowdenbeath
Newlands, Gavin
Scottish National Party
Signed on 16 December 2016
Paisley and Renfrewshire North
Nicolson, John
Scottish National Party
Signed on 25 January 2017
East Dunbartonshire
Oswald, Kirsten
Scottish National Party
Signed on 19 December 2016
East Renfrewshire
Ritchie, Ms Margaret
Social Democratic & Labour Party
Signed on 16 December 2016
South Down
Salmond, Alex
Scottish National Party
Signed on 16 January 2017
Gordon
Saville Roberts, Liz
Plaid Cymru
Signed on 16 December 2016
Dwyfor Meirionnydd
Shannon, Jim
Democratic Unionist Party
Signed on 19 December 2016
Strangford
Stephens, Chris
Scottish National Party
Signed on 19 December 2016
Glasgow South West
Thewliss, Alison
Scottish National Party
Signed on 16 December 2016
Glasgow Central
Thompson, Owen
Scottish National Party
Signed on 16 December 2016
Midlothian
Whiteford, Dr Eilidh
Scottish National Party
Signed on 16 December 2016
Banff and Buchan

There are no withdrawn signatures for this motion.