Tattoo studio raising funds for Tanzanian hospitals

Staff at a Shrewsbury tattoo and body piercing studio are preparing to raise funds for a hospital and health centre in Tanzania.
The team at the Adorn Studio of Grope Lane, have been inspired to launch their own fund-raising initiative, after one of them visited the Mafiga Health Centre in Tanzania and noticed the lack of hygienic yet inexpensive items such as medical gloves, sharps boxes and surface disinfectant.
Throughout the duration of November, customers will have the opportunity to donate the cost of items to Adorn’s appeal. For example, medical gloves cost just £6 a box and face masks as little as £1.25 for 100! People can choose anti-bacterial gel at a mere £2.50 a bottle, or they may decide to donate the cost of disinfectant or sharps boxes.
All of the donated items will be prepared on the shop floor, ready for immediate dispatch to the medical centres on Saturday November 29. This is also a dedicated day, where people can choose to be tattooed with a special one-off, to mark the occasion. Funds from these particular tattoos, will then be added to the appeal.
Speaking of the fund-raising scheme, Aiden Johnson, Business Development Manager of Adorn said “We’ve been fortunate enough to have a personal insight into the working conditions of the centres - and we are even more fortunate, to actually be able to do something about their situations.” He added “The supplies that they so readily require are items that don’t cost a massive amount, though they will make a huge difference.”
The two places which will benefit from the supplies donated by Adorn and it’s customers, are the Morogoro Regional Hospital and the Mafiga Health Centre, both in Tanzania.
For more information on the fund-raising during November and to enquire about the tattoos available, call Adorn on 01743 343330 or visit them on Grope Lane in Shrewsbury town centre.