News & Events

Big Donation

Wednesday 4th September 2013

Festival Medical Services at Glastonbury
Festival Medical Services at Glastonbury

£5000 donation from Festival Medical Services will buy 1000 operation packs for 2014 missions, facilitated by Paul Sutton.

Plymouth Nuffield Hospital Fundraiser

Wednesday 8th May 2013


The cheque presentation
The cheque presentation

Staff at the Nuffield private hospital in Plymouth raised over £4000 to support Operation Hernia. The money was raised through a staff charity ball, which saw donations reach £2,994, and the remainder was put in by staff and patients at the hospital.

Ria Cox (deputy finance manager, Nuffield Health Plymouth) presented a cheque for £4674 to Raj Dhumale, Brian Dixon and Chris Oppong, Board members of Operation Hernia.

Sir Bobby Charlton attends Hernia Dinner

Thursday 25th October 2012


Sir Bobby Charlton with Martin Kurzer and Aali Sheen
Sir Bobby Charlton with Martin Kurzer and Aali Sheen

£750 was raised for Operation Hernia at a Dinner attended by Sir Bobby Charlton for the British Hernia Society Annual meeting held at the Manchester United football ground on October 11th.

Ramon Vilallonga Ibarapa Hernia Centre

Sunday 26th August 2012

Eruwa, Nigeria

Site of Ramon Vilallonga Ibarapa Hernia Centre
Site of Ramon Vilallonga Ibarapa Hernia Centre

Since the initiation of an Operation Hernia site at the Awojobi Clinic in Eruwa, Nigeria in 2009, six more successful missions have taken place, and Eruwa has become a centre of Hernia excellence in Oyo State. At the instigation of Operation Hernia volunteer Ramon Vilallonga fundraising was started in 2010, and enough money has been raised to build a Hernia Centre. The inaugural mission to the Centre will be lead by veteran volunteer from Spain Dr Teresa Butron

Lipson Vale Primary School Donation (LVPS)

Friday 27th January 2012

Plymouth, United Kingdom

Operation Hernia would like to send a huge Thank You to the pupils and staff at Lipson Vale Primary School for the tremendous effort they put into raising the sum of £1241.25 for our charity.

We have immense admiration for the staff of LVPS who have encouraged their pupils to adopt a remarkable motivation and attitude to help those in our world who are less privileged than themselves.

The photo below shows a school of happy African pupils who reflect the sense of well-being that is obviously also present at Lipson Vale

Andrew Kingsnorth