UPDATE 17/02/2016: After a spell in hospital (as a patient this time!) - I'm back. Thanks very much to those pledging further and for backing the project. I'm pleased to announce that we now have permission to close the project to new backers so that we can start buying and arranging travel at lowest cost. Please check facebook for updates, and thanks once again for your outstanding generosity.
UPDATE 31/01/2016: By some miracle, we reached the target amount within 48 hours. This is thanks to the enormous generosity of pledges (known and unknown) and kind people sharing the project on social media. As promised, the money left over up to £1,000 will be used to buy socks and footwear and other provisions which are in desperately short supply. Anything else will be donated directly to the other charities working onsite, including Doctors without Borders (Medicins Sans Frontiers).
STRETCH TARGET UPDATE: I've spoken to the volunteer coordinators and they are trying to raise money for the following:
1) "New" medical equipment
2) Ambulance hire to get very ill patients to a hospital
3) Private accommodation for staff which would allow the whole team to provide a 7/7 service, hold daily briefings, enable staff to have support from each other, safe and secure, and help to encourage staff to stay for longer periods and return.
Thanks again for all your help