Fundraising | Association of Anaesthetists



The Association's charitable foundation carries out fundraising to support our work in research, heritage and international development. Donation opportunities are available for those wishing to give to the field of anaesthesia, both in the UK and Ireland, and overseas. You may wish to make a general donation or to donate to our fundraising appeal to support safer anaesthesia in Africa. 

Contact the SAFE Africa team [email protected]

SAFE Africa

We are immensely proud of our fundraising campaign- SAFE Africa. The campaign is raising funds to support the Safer Anaesthesia from Education (SAFE) project, which we run in partnership with the World Federation of Societies of Anaesthesiologists (WFSA). The project has provided training and support to anaesthesia providers working in low resources settings, improving access to safe anaesthesia for patients around the world. 

Why SAFE Africa?

Around the world people are suffering or dying unnecessarily from the lack of safe anaesthesia in surgery, something that is taken for granted in the UK. The situation is critical in Africa with anaesthesia death-rates as high as 1-in-150.

Money raised through SAFE Africa goes towards sustainable education through the SAFE programme throughout Africa.

We've developed simple and effective three-day obstetrics and paediatrics training courses, provided by the Association and the World Federation of Societies of Anaesthesiologists (WFSA), that equip practitioners to deliver vigilant and competent anaesthesia. So far these have been delivered in over 30 countries and trained over 3,500 anaesthetic providers in life-saving anaesthesia techniques.

Get fundraising

Your fundraising efforts have been a huge part of the success of this project. We've seen all kinds of creative ideas from bake and craft sales, to running, swimming, walking, cycling and even dancing efforts to raise money for this amazing campaign. 

If you would like to donate directly to the appeal, this link will take you through to our JustGiving fundraising page. 

As well as running fundraising events, you can also volunteer to support our fundraising efforts in other ways, such as advocating for SAFE within your local communities! For more information on this, email [email protected] and we’d be happy to have a chat.

There are also volunteering opportunities where you can become part of delivering training courses overseas. Find out more about volunteering for SAFE Africa.

Other international projects

Our vision is to promote quality anaesthesia, critical care, pain management, patient care and associated subspecialties in low resource settings and other overseas locations as appropriate through the exchange of skills and knowledge.

It's easy to donate to support us in providing training and promoting safer anaesthesia in the low resource settings. We are  involved with a variety of projects to support anaesthetists in low-income countries. 

All administrative costs are met by us, so that all money donated goes directly to support the projects. Please email us at [email protected] to find out how to donate. 

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