Support for Alice

Support for Alice

From Nicola Bassett

Alice, our much loved and valued colleague in Madagascar is suffering from a complex form of bowel cancer. Colleagues & friends are arranging collections to support in her very significant medical expenses.

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2 months ago

I regret to inform you that Alice lost her battle with cancer in the early hours of Sunday morning with her family around her

The first tranche of donations were delivered to Leon and Alice last week; they were both incredibly touched by the generosity and kindness of you all, especially by individuals Alice had not met in person, and were grateful for the continued support from colleagues and friends.

The remaining donations will be put towards Alice’s funeral and related expenses. Thank you for your contributions and messages, your generosity is highly valued and was an uplifting gesture for Alice and her family during this incredibly hard time.

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As many of your know, one of our valued colleagues in Madagascar, Alice Raivomanana, is currently extremely unwell.  Alice is known to many as our fantastic and much loved cook in Tana, where she plays a pivotal role in bringing the Tana team - and visitors - together for the ritual of the daily team lunch.  

Suffering from a serious and complex form of bowel cancer, Alice’s condition has deteriorated over recent months, and colleagues and friends in Tana and the UK have arranged a series of collections to support her very significant medical expenses.  Given the severity of Alice’s condition, she now needs regular blood transfusions, as well as chemotherapy - treatments that are only available privately in Tana.  

BV has doubled its health insurance contribution to Alice and her husband Leon to support the costs, and we are making additional donations to support the fees.  Several staff beyond the Tana and UK teams have asked us if it’s possible to make a personal donation to support Alice, and make a contribution to her care. 

If you would like to contribute we have set up this page for donations. And if you would like to send a message to Alice and the family, please use this form and I will ensure the message gets to her.

Thank you very much for your support.

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Nicola Bassett posted a new update:
2 months ago

Update #1

I regret to inform you that Alice lost her battle with cancer in the early hours of Sunday morning with her family around her

The first tranche of donations were delivered to Leon and Alice last week; they were both incredibly touched by the generosity and kindness of you all, especially by individuals Alice had not met in person, and were grateful for the continued support from colleagues and friends.

The remaining donations will be put towards Alice’s funeral and related expenses. Thank you for your contributions and messages, your generosity is highly valued and was an uplifting gesture for Alice and her family during this incredibly hard time.

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