I have been working with doctors and civil servants in Afghanistan for the past year, hearing about the challenges that they have faced during Covid-19 but also life in general. Many, many years of war and political turmoil have meant children facing challenging futures, women dying in childbirth and life expectancy remaining low for all. Please join me in supporting this brilliant charity. Note to family: I don't want birthday or Christmas presents. Please donate to this fundraising page instead.

Jenny Deeks