1000 Mountain Miles Supporting Healthcare in Kabul

We did it
On 5th May 2021 we successfully raised £23,059 with 65 supporters in 27 days

We are running and biking 1,000 miles around the world to raise support for a community health clinic and pandemic response in Kabul.

Started on 8th April 2021 Edinburgh, Scotland, United Kingdom

Updates 2

Turquoise Mountain Trust posted an update on 4th May 2021

The Final Miles!

Dear Friends

As we enter the final days of our current Crowdfunder, Mountain Miles, we would like to say a special thank you to all those who have kindly donated and taken part. 

Our CEO Shoshana shared this personal message whilst completing her own #MountainMiles in New Haven, Connecticut: 

If you haven't had a chance yet, please join us in this effort to provide families in Kabul with much-needed healthcare: https://www.crowdfunder.co.uk/mountain-miles

The Ferozkoh Family Health Centre has served over 130,000 patients to date, providing pediatric and maternal-child health services, psychosocial counselling, and other essential services to the community of Murad Khani in Kabul. Just $50 can provide patient care to one family, so every donation counts.

Thank you for your support!

Turquoise Mountain Trust posted an update on 13th May 2021

Thank you - a successful campaign!

Thank you so much for supporting our Mountain Miles campaign. With your support, we raised over £23,000 ($33,000) in grassroots donations to provide free healthcare for families in the Old City of Kabul, enough to run our community clinic for months.

To all of you who contributed, and to the many friends who ran or biked (over 1,500 miles in total!), thank you. 

Thank you again, from all of us at Turquoise Mountain!



THANK YOU TO THE OVER 100 SUPPORTERS WHO HAVE CONTRIBUTED SO FAR (many before this page was even launched) and the dozens of people who have run and biked OVER 1400 MILES SO FAR!

The pandemic is far from over, and supporting communities in need around the world is more important than ever in the critical months ahead. 

What we're doing: Turquoise Mountain staff, friends and supporters around the world are coming together to run and bike over 1,000 "Mountain Miles" collectively, with a 30-mile bike ride through the hills of the California coast, a run along the coast of Cornwall, and runs through the beautiful landscapes of Afghanistan and Saudi Arabia. 

Why it's important:"Mountain Miles" will support The Ferozkoh Family Health Centre, an urban clinic established and operated by Turquoise Mountain. 

  • This clinic provides community-oriented primary health care and family medicine in the heart of the Old City of Kabul, Afghanistan. 
  • The clinic specializes in maternal-child health and community health outreach
  • It has served over 130,000 patients over the last decade (70% of whom are women).
  • It is run on an efficient, streamlined budget – for $50 we can provide patient care to one family.

We invite everyone to get involved: 

  • You can pledge a donation in support of the runners and bikers, for example $1 or £1 for each mile we collectively ride and run. 
  • You can run or bike any distance yourself to help us reach our goal - take a photo/video and let us know!
  • You can share the campaign and our Crowdfunder page – through your mailing list, social media (tag @turquoisemountain or #mountainmiles), or just by reaching out to three friends who might want to help!

Please join us in this community effort. 

One visit to the clinic costs only $50 per family, and all funds raised in this campaign will go directly toward the cost of the clinic. 

We know that resources will be stretched across many important causes in the months ahead – even a modest contribution can have a massive impact in such a vulnerable community.

All of us at Turquoise Mountain - from Kabul to Jordan to the US and UK - offer our sincerest thanks for your support.

Donation Details:

UK donations are eligible for Gift Aid.

To make a tax deductible US donation to the 501c3 Turquoise Mountain Foundation go to www.turquoisemountain.org/donate - this will still be counted towards this project!

If you have questions about supporting this effort via a donor-advised fund, US tax-deductible contributions, or anything else, please contact [email protected]


Turquoise Mountain Trust posted a new update
13th May 2021 at 5:29pm
Yasmin Jan Anjum commented

Love and very best wishes in everything you do, have done & achieved in the last 15 years. xxx

6th May 2021 at 5:42pm
Anonymous pledged £800 + an est. £200.00 in Gift Aid

6th May 2021 at 5:41pm

Wilma Shepherd commented

Thanks for what you do in such trying times

6th May 2021 at 11:53am
Anonymous pledged £20 + an est. £5.00 in Gift Aid

6th May 2021 at 11:52am

Susan Smith pledged £10 + an est. £2.50 in Gift Aid
5th May 2021 at 9:11pm
Susan Smith has also backed 2 other projects
Linda Callan commented

Thank you for all you do, your efforts make SUCH a difference.

5th May 2021 at 6:06pm
Linda Callan pledged £10 + an est. £2.50 in Gift Aid
5th May 2021 at 6:05pm
Alexis Doreen Fielder commented

Thank you for updating your followers, Rory. See far too little of you on TV nowadays...so glad when Tobias Elwood is available! God Bless you...might have known you were beavering away on some good cause. Will enjoy reading more. Thank you! Alexis

5th May 2021 at 4:12pm
Alexis Doreen Fielder pledged £20
5th May 2021 at 4:10pm
Alexis Doreen Fielder has also backed 2 other projects
John Hatt commented

this brings excellent bank for the buck

5th May 2021 at 4:07pm
john hatt pledged £200 + an est. £50.00 in Gift Aid
5th May 2021 at 4:06pm

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